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Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities

A Practical Guide

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This book is aimed primarily at occupational therapy undergraduate students, but will be of use to new practitioners working in the field of learning disability and other students studying topics related to learning disabilities. It meets perceived learning needs in line with theory and practice outcomes and provides an understanding of the current issues in health and social care for people with a learning disability. It provides a basis for further learning and the depth reflects present curricula demands and expectations in line with professional practice. There are also contributions and comments from service users with a learning disability.

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    This book is aimed primarily at occupational therapy undergraduate students, but will be of use to new practitioners working in the field of learning disability and other students studying topics related to learning disabilities. It meets learning needs in line with theory and practice outcomes and provides an understanding of the current issues in health and social care for people with a learning disability. It provides a basis for further learning and the depth reflects present curricula demands and expectations in line with professional practice. There are also contributions and comments from service users with a learning disability.

    • Informative text supported by reflective activities
    • Reflects changes in service provision subsequent to "A Strategy for the 21st Century"
    • Case scenarios and self assessment tasks
    • Advises on further reading
    • Offers occupational therapy focus on issues that are also relevant to other health professionals

Published Reviews

    "The book has been structured in a way that is useful to the reader, no matter their level of expertise in the field. I congratulate the authors on taking up the challenge of writing this book. It is clear, concise and grounded. One of the advantages of this book is that while it provides all of the theoretical information, it also provides illuminating case studies and challenging exercises which takes it out of the realm of theory and into the realm of practice"

    International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, August 2009

Author Information

    Edited by Jane Goodman, MPhil, DipCOT, FAETC; Jenni Hurst, MSc, DipCOT, CertEd(FE); and Christine Locke, Med DipCOT, CertEd(FE)

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Occupational Therapy for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Paperback
  • 288 Pages
  • Trim Size: 9 11/16 X 7 7/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10299-8
  • Copyright: 2009