Learning Disabilities in Children (Working Together For by Peter Burke

By Peter Burke

'Joe is Joe, a special label won't make him all at once imagine he's another individual' (Joe's Mum)Quotations like this approximately 5 yr outdated Joe are used to demonstrate this article, which attracts at the adventure of studying disabilities within the relatives. Peter Burke and Katy Cigno supply precious definitions and think about a few initial, yet very important theoretical principles linking to social exclusion and vulnerability. Drawing on learn and adventure, assorted elements of kinfolk lives are illustrated in all their range. the results of demanding instances, significant upheavals and transitions for kinfolk are tested intimately, indicating while aid from execs may be effortlessly available.Learning Disabilities in young ones introduces the speculation on the subject of studying disabilities from the relatives viewpoint, and comprises an exam of help structures for folks, caregivers and siblings. The authors emphasize why touch from carrier companies is important, fairly these dependent in well-being, schooling and welfare organizations. additionally, the necessity to supply strength to kids and households as a multi-agency accountability is addressed, with the purpose of marketing optimistic perform within the expert quarter for the good thing about the kids involved.Learning Disabilities in little ones is an invaluable source for postgraduates focusing on baby welfare, social paintings and group care. it is going to even be of curiosity to social employees, neighborhood caregivers, healthcare pros and academics, in addition to to households the place there's a baby with studying disabilities.Key features:*Based at the adventure of households with little ones who've studying disabilities*A sensible advisor for execs and care givers looking to make clear and comprehend relatives needs*Explains how a extra inclusive partnership among childrens, their households and pros will be achieved*Includes a bankruptcy on baby development*Provides a unifying framework for operating within the complicated box of adolescence studying disabilities.Learning Disabilities in teenagers is an invaluable source for postgraduates focusing on baby welfare, social paintings and group care. it is going to even be of curiosity to social employees, group caregivers, healthcare execs and academics, and households the place there's a baby with studying disabilities.

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Stevenson 0-632-04146-3 Young Carers and their Families S. Becker, C. Dearden and J. Aldridge 0-632-04966-9 Child Welfare in the UK Edited by O. Stevenson 0-632-04993-6 Disabled Children: Challenging Social Exclusion L. Middleton 0-632-05055-1 Journals available from Blackwell Science Child and Family Social Work Editor: Professor David Howe ISSN 1356-7500 British Journal of Learning Disabilities Editors: Dorothy Atkinson and Jan Walmsley ISSN 1354-4187 Page iii Learning Disabilities in Children Working Together for Children, Young People and Their Families Series Editor: Professor Olive Stevenson Peter Burke and Katy Cigno Page iv © 2000 Blackwell Science Ltd Editorial Offices: Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0EL 25 John Street, London WC1N 2BL 23 Ainslie Place, Edinburgh EH3 6AJ 350 Main Street, Malden MA 02148 5018, USA 54 University Street, Carlton Victoria 3053, Australia 10, rue Casimir Delavigne 75006 Paris, France Other Editorial Offices: Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH Kurfürstendamm 57 10707 Berlin, Germany Blackwell Science KK MG Kodenmacho Building 710 Kodenmacho Nihombashi Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104, Japan The right of the Author to be identified as the Author of this Work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

We thought he might be deaf, but he tested OK at one year.  . nothing more precise' (father of five-year-old Joe). Parents and family members find themselves in a new learning experience where they will encounter stress, indifference or pity, but the ebb and flow of experience, hope and encouragement will also be part of their lives, as they adjust and accommodate to the needs of their child. The relationship of carers and other members of the family to the learning-disabled child and vice versa is critical.

At the time (in the mid 1990s), we had a conflict of interests: we were keen to publish work reflecting our academic research, but we were also anxious to make the research accessible to all who participated in it, including practitioners, students, parents and their children. An academic text might not, we felt, meet all of these needs, so our strategy was to produce a research monograph, a report for the participating families, then to wait and see whether there was enough interest in the work to justify a practice text.

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