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This text allows students to understand the fundamentals of working with individuals with learning difficulties.
A fully revised and updated 3rd edition - ideal core introductory text of any undergraduate social work disability module.
Written in an accessible, incremental style which makes it easier for students to engage and explore the key themes emerging for policy and legislative frameworks as well as the role of SW and the importance of advocacy and empowerment.
I particularly liked chapter 6 re: safeguarding elements and chapter 8: practical guidance and tips on person - centred communication plus the useful glossary of web based resources.
For those entering the field of Social Work, this text gives a good insight into the challenges faced, opportunities available and empowering Individuals with learning difficulties.
One of few books still recognising the legacy of Wolf Wolfensberger.
This book has been recommended on the MA social work degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton to enable students to gain an understanding of social work with adults with learninng disabilities.
This text addresses key issues in an often neglected area of practice. Text is accessible and relevant to the module.
An excellent resource for learners who are working towards the specialist optional units.
Adopted as one of a series of detailed practice specific texts as part of the year three module adult elective. Thank you, clear and comprehensive .
People with learning disabilities are still greatly misunderstood by many people. This book gives sensitive guidance on giving service users with learning disabilities the best opportunities to realise their potential. A brilliant book.
To help with specific reading for students on the course working with servcie users with learning disabilities
A fantastic resource highly recommended
Sound additional reading for tutees on placement
This is a comprehensive account of social work practice in this area with some useful exercises for students.
As is the case with other books in the Learning Matters series, this is a useful text as an introduction to this service user group. Students are encouraged to make links with practice and provided with resources for further detailed reading.
This book offers a starting point to the subject. Its range is suited to level 4 students and those new to the subject.
Useful for students for a particular module who select a vulnerable group of their choice and have to research best practice.
good text that has a range of information to support students learning.
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