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Working with Adults with a Learning Disability (Working with Series) [Spiral-bound]

Alex Kelly
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9 Jan 2001 086388413X 978-0863884139 1st New edition
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.

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  • Spiral-bound: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Speechmark Publishing Ltd; 1st New edition edition (9 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086388413X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863884139
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 23.6 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540,903 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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

About the Author

Alex Kelly (nee Hitchings) qualified from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1985 and has since worked predominantly with adults with a learning disability. She co-authored the Personal Communication Plan (PCP) 1991, and has since revised it for inclusion in the present volume, and in 1996 authored Talkabout, a popular social skills package for people with learning disabilities. Alex currently works in Southampton on the West Specialist Health Care team for adults with learning disabilities.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Working with Adults with a Learning Disability 16 Mar 2014
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Similarly to the 'working with dysphagia' book, this book has an easy, understandable layout and is a fantastic resource for students.
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Working with Adults with a Learning Disability

The Working With books are fantastic!

They are easy to access relevant content and touch upon everything that you need to know. The Working with Adults with a Learning Disability is a good base for further reading on the subject. It has a nice narrative to it and is an enjoyable text to access.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant 2 Oct 2012
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This is a very helpful book for those newly qualified or new to ALD. Everything is chunked meaningfully and covers most of what is necessary to explore clinically. Good value and well worth purchasing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource. 29 Feb 2012
Alex Kelly's book, Working with Adults with a Learning Disability, is a practical overview of the main issues that face therapists working with this client group. As a newly qualified speech and language therapist who is starting out in a new post with a large group of clients which has not had any SLT input before, this book is invaluable. It is organised well, easy to read and the information offers a guide to problem solving. It includes rationale for decision-making and provides photo-copiable forms and templates for various assessments, saving me a great deal of time, because I don't have to construct such forms myself.

I'm very happy that I purchased this book. I am sure I will refer to it for years to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 15 Aug 2010
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