- Represents an invaluable training text for those planning to work with people with intellectual disabilities
- Includes coverage of key basic concepts, relevant clinical skills, and the most important areas of clinical practice
- All chapters have been fully updated with the latest evidence. New chapters cover working professionally, working with people with autism and addressing aspects of the wider social context within which people with learning disabilities live.
- Beneficial to related health and social care staff, including psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers
List of Contributors xi
Part 1: Setting the Scene 1
Chapter 1 Intellectual Disabilities – Classification, Epidemiology and Causes 3
Chapter 2 Service Provision 23
Rupa Gone, Chris Hatton and Amanda Caine
Chapter 3 Social Context 51
Eric Emerson and Rupa Gone
Chapter 4 Cognitive Assessment 63
Chapter 5 Common Legal Issues in Clinical Practice 83
Part 2: General Clinical Issues 105
Chapter 6 Interviewing People with Intellectual Disabilities 107
Helen Prosser and Jo Bromley
Chapter 7 Working with People: Direct Interventions 121
Nigel Beail and Andrew Jahoda
Chapter 8 Working with Families 141
Jo Bromley and Christine Mellor
Chapter 9 Working with Organisations or: Why Won’t They Follow My Advice? 161
Judith McBrien and Sue Candy
Chapter 10 Reflections on 25 Years Working in the NHS 181
Part 3: Working with 203
Chapter 11 Working with People Whose Behaviour Challenges Services 205
Chapter 12 Working with Offenders or Alleged Offenders with Intellectual Disabilities 235
Glynis H. Murphy and Isabel C.H. Clare
Chapter 13 Sexual Exploitation of People with Intellectual Disabilities 273
Paul Withers and Jennifer Morris
Chapter 14 Working with Parents Who Happen to Have Intellectual Disabilities 293
Chapter 15 People with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Ill-Health 313
D. Dagnan and W.R. Lindsay
Chapter 16 Working with People with Autism 339
Jo Bromley, Elizabeth Crabtree, Christine Mellor and Mary Delaney
Chapter 17 Older Adults with Intellectual Disabilities: Issues in Ageing and Dementia 359
Sunny Kalsy-Lillico, Dawn Adams and Chris Oliver
Chris Hatton Lancaster University, UK.
Kate Dickson Child & Adolescent Learning Disability Service, Royal Alexandra Hospital.
Rupa Gone Birch Hill Hospital.
Amanda Caine (late of) Rochdale HealthCare NHS Trust, UK.
Jo Bromley South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK.