First published in 1991. This work, published in honour of Professor Peter Mittler, is concerned with the prospects for people with severe learning difficulties and how they have developed since the 1960s. The internationally known team of contributors provide not only an overview of the developments in their fields but also speculate on future developments, both positive and negative.
Table of Contents
List of Contributors; Preface Stanley S. Segal and Ved P. Varma; Introduction: Peter Mittler Stanley S. Segal; 1. Research on Mental Handicap: Past, Present and Future Alan D. B. Clarke and Ann M. Clarke 2. Teaching and Learning: Retrospect and Prospect Judith Coupe-O’Kane 3. Special Educational Provision in the Content of Legislative Changes Klaus Wedell 4. People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities: Retrospect and Prospects James Hogg and Loretto Lambe 5. Staff Training and Development Colin Robson and Judy Sebba 6. Families and Professionals: Prospects for Partnership Helen McConachie 7. What Future for Voluntary Organisations? Philippa Russell 8. Confident Teams and Networks Bill Fraser and Sally Cheseldine 9. ‘We Can Change the Future’: Self and Citizen Advocacy Margaret Flynn and Linda Ward 10. Obstacles to Community Care Norma V. Raynes 11. Changing the Public’s Perceptions of Mental Handicap Roy McConkey 12. Research: Progress and Prospects Chris Kiernan; Index