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Journal article

Community integration of mentally handicapped persons

Author:
TILAK Damodar
Journal article citation:
Indian Journal of Social Work, 55(1), January 1994, pp.47-59.
Publisher:
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Presents some contemporary views on community based rehabilitation and integrated education, examines institutional facilities with respect to the special needs of the mentally handicapped and outlines the obstacles and limitations which are likely to be encountered in attempting community integration and mainstreaming of persons with mental handicap, and the roles to be played by the parents, special educators, NGOs and associations of parents.

Journal article

Communication as a priority in services for people with learning difficulties

Authors:
JONES Jane, SWIFT Paul
Journal article citation:
Social Services Research, 1 1994, 1994, pp.20-28.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

Somerset SSD and Somerset Health Authority have a history of close collaboration in meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties. Describes the Somerset Total Communication Project which resulted from the closure of the county's three long stay mental handicap hospitals and also explains the high priority given to communication in Somerset's services for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

An important apostrophe

Author:
WILLIAMS Paul
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 8(2), October 1994, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

The World Health Organisation has officially recommended the use of the term 'Down Syndrome' to replace the term 'Down's Syndrome'. Argues that there should be consultation before changing the name.

Journal article

Psychiatry and learning disability

Author:
REID Andrew H.
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Psychiatry, 164, May 1994, pp.613-618.
Publisher:
Royal College of Psychiatrists

Review of clinical research on the psychiatry of learning disability.

Journal article

How SI unlocks people's potential

Author:
STEELE Deborah
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 7(4), April 1994, pp.14-15.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Argues that Systematic Instruction is the key to keeping people with learning difficulties in paid jobs.

Journal article

Green light for guidelines

Authors:
CRAFT Ann, KITSON Deborah
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 7.4.94, 1994, pp.28-29.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Nottinghamshire has formulated and introduced procedural guidelines for adults with learning difficulties who, it is suspected, are being abused. Looks at how effective the guidelines have been.

Journal article

Cloudy outlook

Author:
SIMMONS Ken
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.2.94, 1994, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Discusses the findings of a research study by the Bristol Advocacy Project; the aim of which was to see what citizen advocacy looks like from the inside, through looking at the ways services reacted to the involvement of advocates.

Journal article

Challenging behaviour: the prospect for change

Author:
MANSELL Jim
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22(1), 1994, pp.2-5.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Considers the current situation for people with learning disabilities who also have challenging behaviour, and how that situation can be improved.

Journal article

On the values of normalization

Author:
FLAKER Vito
Journal article citation:
Care in Place the International Journal of Networks and Community, 1(3), December 1994, pp.225-230.

Normalization and social sole valorization (SRV) have often been connected to the process of deinstitutionalisation. The values of freedom and dignity are complementary to the closure of large institutions. Proponents of normalization have been concerned to construct a positive set of programmes for post-institutional life. Some of the contradictions and conceptual problems of normalization are outlined. A fundamental examination of values is urged.

Journal article

Moral questions

Author:
TURNBULL John
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 7.12.94, 1994, p.59.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Argues that the evidence for using positive interventions in all cases is not yet convincing.

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