1st Edition

Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

By Alex Kelly Copyright 2000
    368 Pages
    by Speechmark

    A comprehensive and practical resource for all speech and language therapists and students, this book covers all aspects of working with this client group. Written by the author of the hugely successful "Talkabout", each section gives the reader a theoretical background of the subject under discussion, practical suggestions and formats for assessment, a guide to intervention as well as a clear and worked-out example. In addition, the author addresses staff training, group therapy, accessing the criminal justice system and working with a multi-disciplinary team.

    This book covers : An introduction to learning disability. Assessment of clients and their environments. Profound and multiple disability. Social skills Augmentative and alternative communication Dysphagia


    Kelly, Alex

    "I was delighted to review such a practical book...each assessment is complemented by a worked example which assists the less experienced SLT...it is reasonable without being patronising...I commend it to all SLTs working in ALD as a valuable resource." — Bulletin

    "This book is aimed at speech and language clinicians but may be useful to other professionals working with learning disabilities. In trying to achieve reader accessibility, the book moves from complicated theories to simplistic descriptions. Some chapters may also be useful for unqualified staff...this book is useful for those who have little experience of working with people with learning disabilities." — Ruth Warner, Learning Disability Nurse, Nursing & Residential Care

    "I am looking to using it in my work place (a residential home for the mentally handicapped)" — Antoinette Loenen, Dutch Educational Psychologist