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Intellectual Disability, an Understanding

by Georgina Finnegan

5N1652 AS PART OF 5M1761

Written for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.

An accessible, comprehensive introduction to Intellectual Disability (ID) focusing on the holistic care of individuals with ID, their families and carers. Also includes an overview ofservice provision in Ireland.

This book

Theory, legislation, policy, historical background and personal experience are combined to give readers a rich and illuminating picture of the key issues raised by intellectual disability.

Presents a history of provision of services for people with an ID in Ireland, detailing legislation, and policy initiatives against a backdrop of social change to conclude with current service provision standards.

Details information on the causes of ID both genetic and environmental, the physical co-existing conditions and diagnostic tests to identify intellectual disabilities.

Emphasizes the strengths of people with ID and highlights the crucial role of family and friends, placing individuals firmly at the heart of everything that impacts them.

Introduces members of the multi-disciplinary team and their work and role in supporting clients with intellectual disabilities.

With focus on a holistic or biopsychosocial model of care, it demonstrates how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal life experiences for people with ID.

Discusses education, employment and retirement prospects for people with intellectual disabilities.

Concludes with real-life heartfelt stories from the voices of those living with an ID, that provide the reader with a glimpse into the world of those who are affected by ID.

Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge.

208 pages.

ISBN: 9781739314811

€ 26.99 

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Date of Publication: 31/08/2023

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