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Remembering with or without awareness through poetry to better understand aging and disability

Author:
MALEKOFF Andrew
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 44(1/2), 2004, pp.255-264.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The author offers three poems that are evocative of his experience as a child with his grandfathers and their disabilities; and as an adult attempting to deal with the impending death of his father. The author aims that the first poem will reinforce the idea that connecting with personal memories of aged and disabled family members might support interactions with people who are aged and disabled in the here and now. The final two poems aim to encourage those working with family members of seriously ill aged people in a hospital setting to better understand the stress of decision-making and to consider devising short-term mutual aid groups to support them during a time for which no preparation exists.

Journal article

The white approach

Authors:
DOBLE Dave, et al
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 30.9.92, 1992, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Describes the introduction of a Snoezelen "white room" providing heightened multi-sensory stimulation in a hospital day care unit for profoundly disabled people.

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Complementary therapies

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Advises users to always use a qualified therapist and remember to tell them how impairment specifically affects them and about any special needs they may have. Costs will vary according to the length of treatment and  local area. The first appointment will be more expensive and will last longer as the therapist will need to take details of  medical history. Many doctors will prescribe alternative therapies on the NHS; it is always advisable to ask them before beginning treatment.

Journal article

Puppets can do more than tell a story

Author:
SHIRTLIFFE Derek
Journal article citation:
Nursing Times, 23.7.97, 1997, pp.52-54.
Publisher:
Nursing Times

Explains how people with disabilities may benefit from the therapeutic use of puppets.

Journal article

Nice Work

Author:
BURGESS Paul
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 3.9.92, 1992, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the new disability working allowance (DWA) and explains why there is little enthusiasm for it.

Journal article

Storm and discord round the conductors

Author:
TONKIN B.
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 8.9.88, 1988, pp.13-15.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the Institute for Conductive Education in Birmingham, starting its first full year of work.

Book

Understanding dyspraxia: a guide for parents and teachers

Author:
BOON Maureen
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
141p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
2nd ed.

The author draws upon her 30 years’ experience of working with children with movement disorders to provide clear and positive answers to questions commonly asked by parents and teachers about dyspraxia. This fully-updated second edition of her book has been revised to reflect current practice and developments. The characteristics of dyspraxia and assessment procedures are explained followed by discussion of what can be done to help. New material has been added on concepts such as physical literacy and whether the incidence of dyspraxia has increased. Terminology is reviewed and the therapeutic options considered. New case studies and photographs are used to illustrate successful interventions in practice. Appendices provide details of useful publications, programmes, equipment and organisations. Chapters include: What is dyspraxia?; What causes dyspraxia?; What are children with dyspraxia like?; How are children with dyspraxia identified?; How are children with dyspraxia assessed?; Interventions in school: primary or elementary school; Interventions in school: secondary, middle or high school and further education; How Can Parents Help Their Child?; Therapeutic Interventions; and Leaving school, further education, careers and adult life.

Book

Psychological management of physical disabilities: a practitioner's guide

Editors:
KENNEDY Paul, (ed.)
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
277p.
Place of publication:
Hove

The successful integration of psychological factors into the management of physical disabilities is critical to successful health-care delivery. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible guide to the best practice and approaches in this field. The editor brings together contributions from a range of experienced researchers and practitioners, who explore the emotional, motivational and psychological factors associated with the rehabilitation and treatment of people with a range of physical disabilities, including spinal cord injury, stroke, and chronic pain. The book is divided into three sections, covering: the scope of psychological processes in physical rehabilitation; psychological applications and practitioner perspectives; and general organisational challenges and developments.

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Report to the Minister for Health and Social Services on increasing the 'buffer', and on the treatment of disability related expenditure, in local authority charging for domiciliary care services

Author:
WALES. Welsh Assembly Government. Fairer Charging Task and Finish Group
Publisher:
Wales. Welsh Assembly Government
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
36p.
Place of publication:
Cardiff

This report is made to the Minister for Health and Social Services by the Fairer Charging Task and Finish Group. It outlines the outcome of the Group’s work around two aspects of the guidance issued by the Welsh Assembly Government entitled “Fairer Charging Policies for Home Care and Other Non-residential Social Services”. This guidance covers charges made by local authorities in Wales for social services provided to people in non-residential settings.

Journal article

Moved to tears: technical considerations and dilemmas encountered in working with a 13-year-old boy with acquired quadriplegia

Author:
OWENS Caroline
Journal article citation:
Journal of Child Psychotherapy, 31(3), December 2005, pp.284-302.
Publisher:
Routledge

This paper is about therapeutic work with David, a 13-year-old boy who, at the age of 5, was the victim of a hit-and-run road traffic accident resulting in quadriplegia. The circumstances leading to the accident and its sequelae reveal a particularly complex picture, which combines early emotional deprivation and trauma. Although cognitively intact and able to speak, David could not move. Yet he created movement in others through a desperate necessity, by communicating via the employment of extreme projective forces. The highly complex presentation of emotional, psychic and bodily damage in the child, and in particular, David's physical paralysis, has had a profound impact upon what I have come to think of as the ‘mindbody’ of the therapist. Winnicott has talked of the infant's ‘psyche/soma’. Here I want to extend the notion and consider the bodily impact of projections in particular and how these have a powerful emotional and physical resonance on the ‘mindbody’ of the therapist, especially in therapy with a young person whose body is damaged. In this paper, I consider technical challenges and dilemmas encountered in the work, including the complex interplay of transference/countertransference phenomena. This unusual presentation of a boy in extraordinary circumstances led to considerations of psychoanalytic method and interpretative activity, which may be viewed as being inspired by ‘emotional truthfulness’.

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