A comprehensive and practical resource for all Speech and Language Therapists and students. Working with Adults with a Learning Disability covers all aspects of working with this client group. This book covers: an introduction to learning disability; assessment of the client and their environment; profound and multiple disability; augmentative and alternative communication; social skills; and dysphagia. Each section gives the reader a theoretical background to the subject under discussion, practical suggestions and formats for assessment, and 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 within a multidisciplinary team.
A useful inclusion is a revised version of The Personal Communication Plan, as well as a user’s manual.