The use of lifemaps with people who have learning disabilities has proved particularly effective for a better understanding of their emotional perceptions and needs. In this book, Barry Gray and Geoff Ridden have collected 12 biographies written by people of all ages who have a learning disability. The authors discuss how these stories might be representative of other people with learning disabilities and what key themes may be identified from the stories. Such material has not been well documented in the past and is particularly appropriate for analysis which is not narrowly prescriptive. The pictorial form provides a simple and accessible means of self-reflection upon significant life experiences for people with learning disabilities. This flexible and educational tool of analysis will enable carers to work more closely with their clients, to ensure that more choice is made available today to those whose voices have not always been heard. "Lifemaps of People with Learning Disabilities" should appeal not only to social workers and other health care practitioners, but also to families of people with learning disabilities.
|Conclusion: Reading the Maps and Stories||p. 117|
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Series: Special Talents, Special Needs Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st August 1999
Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.23