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Children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are among the most marginalised people in society. They have some of the highest support needs and are most reliant on services. This accessible text presents and promotes current best practice regarding interventions to meet the complex health needs of a person with profound & multiple learning disabilities. Practical in focus, this text provides evidence-based guidance on meeting the complex needs of a person with PMLD. The text presents a range of complex health needs that a practitioner may face, such as communication, nutrition, epilepsy, vision and mobility. Each practice-focused chapter provides clear definitions of the condition, with current evidence-based best-practice supporting the intervention. Written by a team of professionals who have wide experience and interest in this subject area, this text will be invaluable for all those working with, and caring for those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405151702
ISBN-10: 1405151706
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 178mm x 19mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Jillian Pawlyn

Jillian Pawlyn is a Lecturer/Practitioner at the Ridgeway Partnership (Oxfordshire Learning Disability NHS Trust) & Oxford Brookes University. Steven Carnaby is Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist at Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, and Honorary Lecturer in Learning Disability at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent.