physical and learning disabilities
Autism is usually identified in children at around age 3. Getting the right support early can help the child to live well with the condition.
“It’s important to bring joy to people’s lives,” says long-serving Derbyshire care worker
Inclusive theatre: tackling stigma and facilitating discussion
Raising awareness of #undiagnosed children
Looking for an ordinary life: children with complex health needs or dependent on medical technology
Children with complex health needs or who are dependent on medical technology and their families want to lead as ordinary a life as possible, but find many barriers to achieving this. However, they can be broken down through adaptations and using different funding models By Jill Davies, research programme manager at the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
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Improving general hospital care of learning disability patients
Exclusive factsheet: In the Know - Dementia and Learning Disabilities
In the Know – Fact sheet 1: Dementia and people with learning difficulties – some basic problems
This clear, accessible pack will be of particular interest to direct care staff, carers and other practitioners in the care field. This clear, accessible pack will be of particular interest to direct care staff, carers, nurses, and other practitioners in the care fieldIn the Know has been developed to try and help anyone trying to support a person with learning disabilities who develops dementia. The pack contains a series of easily accessible, straightforward, practical and realistic guidance to help anyone supporting someone with learning disabilities and dementia to provide good quality care. It is arranged in three sections: background, factsheets and tools. Each of these sections is designed to be used alone or together with other parts of the pack. The factsheet cover the following: dementia and people with learning disabilities; getting a diagnosis; communicating with people with dementia; life story work; challenging behaviour; developing suitable environments; supporting people to eat well; the later stages; supporting people to eat well; the later stages; supporting the friends and peers of the person with dementiaThe tools include: brain diagram; alert signs; differential diagnosis chart; an example of a diagnostic care pathway; dos and don'ts; charter for good practice in life story work; strategies to deal with effectively with challenging behaviour.The pack is the result of many years of research and practice by a multidisciplinary group of academic researchers, trainers and practitioners working with people with learning disabilities who develop dementia, and with their staff, family and friends.To buy you copy of In the Know click here