This handbook helps professionals working with adults with intellectual disabilities to establish the needs of individuals through systematic assessment and to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service they provide. This is a comprehensive handbook for professionals working with adults with intellectual disabilities. It enables these professionals to establish the needs of individuals. It helps them to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service they provide. It features expert contributions that include conceptual chapters and descriptions of selected assessment instruments. It covers the full spectrum of need, including adults with mental health difficulties, behavioural problems, forensic needs and assessment of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, and those suspected of developing dementia.
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 243 x 171 x 14 mm
"Hogg and Langa have assembled a gem... they have captured a range of nuanced issues and problems facing workers in the field of intellectual disabilities. This text is sure to become an indispensable companion to any clinician, researcher, or provider wanting to better understand assessment and the complex lives of people with intellectual disabilities." Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago "A timely publication that brings together a group of highly respected contributors from Europe, North America and Australia. Its strength lies in its coverage of important conceptual issues, including person-centred planning, supported by a critical analysis of contemporary strategies and assessment instruments. The focus on person-centred planning ensures its relevance to emerging practices in the support of people with an intellectual disability. It will find a place in the libraries of both practitioners and researchers." Professor Trevor R. Parmenter, Foundation Chair of Developmental Disability, University of Sydney "This is a thought-provoking review of current assessment practice, reflecting the shift towards person-centred approaches and a concern to make assessment secure better lives for people with intellectual disabilities." Professor Jim Mansell, Tizard Centre, University of Kent at Canterbury