Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities
- Pat Talbot - University of Chester, UK
- Geoff Astbury - University of Chester, UK
- Tom Mason
SAGE Key Concepts series
Introduction to Special Education
Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.
Each entry features:
- A snapshot definition of the concept
- A broader discussion of the main issues and applications to practice
- Key points
- A case study
- Signposts to further reading
Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is an ideal companion to study and particularly useful for those completing academic assignments as part of training. Written by a team of experienced practitioners and lecturers, the book reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of contemporary practice.
This book provides an accessible overview of relevant concepts in the area of learning disabilities. This supports student's understandiing of learning disability and will enable them to adopt appropriate practicies when working with people with additional needs.
This book covers a range of factors and life situations affecting those with learning difficulties such as employment, friendship, rights etc. As such it would be a helpful book for those interested in reading about the wider issues connected with learning difficulties but it does not cover specific additional support needs or difficulties in enough detail.
Although there's a good range of issues covered it doesn't have enough information on the topics covered in my module. It would still be a useful resource for learning disability nursing students.
This book is very user-friendly, it enables the reader to search for information related to interests with just the term required.
Once the reader comes to the term they want to read further then then are given "bite-size" information which is well referenced and good links to further reading.
A good resource for students and clinicians alike. Giving them a handy resource which can be used to reinforce existing knowledge or give the experienced practitioner the opportunity to reflect on evidence.
A very useful text to supplement reading for Learning Disability Nursing students. A place to refer back to and directed to by lecturers. An opportunity to 'find' the key topic and then go on to read in more depth
Very user friendly book for student nurses
A superb text to accompany the L2 Award in Supporting People with Learning Disabilities. It will also be a text I recommend to higher level learners on courses in the future. Each concept is dealt with very clearly and the case-studies put the concepts in context.
Easy and interesting to read
Extremely useful book for practitioners, students and lecturers.
On page 3 there is a section 'how to use the book'. This is useful as it enables the reader to tailor the book to meet their needs or circumstances.
Some excellent case studies and ideas, which has helped me to reflect on my own practice. Would recommend to tutors already working in the sector for further reading and to students wanting to work with learning disabilities.