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People with Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities
A Collaborative Approach to Meeting

ISBN 9781853464881
Published November 1, 1998 by David Fulton Publishers
272 Pages

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Book Description

First Published in 1999. This book is designed to be useful to practitioners working with children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). It was born out of a need for a practically-based text book for participants on a course devoted to the study of PMLD but became a project to provide discussion of interest to anyone wishing to reflect on their work in this field. It is hoped that the nineteen chapters in this book will provide a broad ranging resource for practitioners who work with children and/or adults with PMLD in education, health, social care and voluntary settings and for those studying on advanced courses.

Table of Contents

Part I Personal; Chapter 1 Positive Health: A Collective Responsibility, Christine Hutchinson; Chapter 2 Physical Management, John Liz Goldsmith; Chapter 3 Sensory Needs, Norman Brown, Mike McLinden, Jill Porter; Chapter 4 Personal Needs and Independence, Jenny Miller; Part II Social; Chapter 5 Assessing and Developing Successful Communication, Helen Bradley; Chapter 6 Making Relationships, Carol Ouvry; Chapter 7 Sexuality: Challenges and Dilemmas, Caroline Downs; Chapter 8 Challenging Behaviour is Normal, Dave Hewett; Part III Learning; Chapter 9 Accounting for Learning and Failure to Learn in People with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities, Mark Barber, Juliet Goldbart; Chapter 10 Teaching and Learning for Children with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Claire Marvin; Chapter 11 Person Centred Planning, Helen Sanderson; Chapter 12 Managing the Learning Environment, Richard Byers; Chapter 13 Technology for Living and Learning, Jennifer Taylor; Part IV Community; Chapter 14 Supporting Families, Loretto Lambe; Chapter 15 Advocacy and Empowerment: What Does it Mean for Pupils and People with PMLD?, Christina Tilstone, Celine Barry; Chapter 16 Community Integration and Ordinary Lifestyles, Roy McConkey; Chapter 17 Addressing Equality in the Provision of Services to Black People with PMLD, Robina Shah; Chapter 18 Leisure and the Arts, Judith Cavet, Penny Lacey; Chapter 19 Community Based Rehabilitation in Developing Countries, Alice Bradley;

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Penny Lacey is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. She specialises in profound and multiple learning disabilities, running courses, conducting research and writing in this area; Carol Ouvry originally trained as an occupational therapist, but retrained as a teacher in the 1970s, working in schools for pupils with severe learning difficulties.