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Learning Disabilities, 6th Edition

Towards Inclusion
Foreword Authors :
Helen Atherton & Debbie Crickmore & Jonathan Evans & Eamon Shanley

Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edi......view more

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Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life.

This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services.


New to this edition
  • The embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives.
  • Chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care.
  • Online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning.
  • A fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference.

Key Features
  • The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities
  • A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care
  • Well-written accessible content
  • Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links

Author Information
Edited by Helen Atherton, BSc(Hons), PhD, RNLD , Lecturer in Nursing, School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and Debbie Crickmore, BSc(Hons) MSc RNLD, Lecturer in Learning Disability, Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, Hull, UK