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Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities : Forensic Focus - Lesley  Tebbutt

Forensic Issues in Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

Forensic Focus

By: Lesley Tebbutt (Contribution by), Cheryl Smith (Contribution by), Belafonte Hosier (Contribution by), Senior Physiotherapist (Contribution by), Ernest Gralton (Editor)

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Adolescents with developmental disabilities are a complex population who require specialised treatment and care. This interdisciplinary text examines the processes involved in working with this client group in forensic settings, and explores the ways in which their needs differ from those of other young people who engage in high risk behaviour.

In bringing together the contributors to this book, the Editor has, for the first time, been able to draw together how, across the professionals health, social care, education and justice, practitioners can better meet the needs of a very vulnerable patient group; those adolescents with developmental disabilities and forensic needs...For the first time practitioners have a bench book that will enable them to ensure that they have a framework from which to undertake a comprehensive needs assessment that covers all the domains of a young person's life. It will greatly assist in risk assessment and best risk management. As importantly, any team that could deliver the interventions that are described across this book would be helping the adolescent to fulfil their full positive potential, whilst ensuring when they return to the community, and hopefully their families, that their risk to others would have been minimised.

Introduction. 1. Complex Co-morbidity. Ernest Gralton. 2. Developmental Coordination Disorder. Hilary Haines. 3. Mental Illness. Gill Bell. 4. Epilepsy. Ekkehart Stauffenberg. 5. Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Ernest Gralton. 6. Head Injury. Jaume Morey Canellas and Ekkehart Stauffenberg. 7. Genetic Disorders. Anu Iyer. 8. Risk Assessment. Marilyn Sher, Lucy Adamson and Anne McClean. 9. Occupational Therapy. Lesley Tebbutt, Jackie O'Connell and Belafonte Hosier. 10. Education. Mel Dixon and Cheryl Smith. 11. Nursing. Ginny Smith, Dave Rodgers, Gail Smith, Simon Green and John Callender. 12. Art Psychotherapy. Mary Barnes. 13. Communication. Carol Reffin. 14. Sensory Issues. Claire Underwood and Jackie O'Connell. 15. Social Work Practice and Family Issues. Margaret Mills, Phil Webb and Junior Campbell. 16. Specific Offence Related Treatment. Marilyn Sher and Anne McClean. 17. Forensic Issues in Community Settings. Sarah Bernard. 18. Legal Issues. Theresa Flowers. 19. The Prison Perspective. Gary Risdale. 20. Service Models. Ernest Gralton. References. Index.

ISBN: 9780857003461
ISBN-10: 0857003461
Series: Forensic Focus
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th August 2011
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Edition Number: 1