Speech & Language Therapy in Practice, Abigail Mance , Speech and Language Therapist in London
This book is written for social workers but would prepare less experience speech and language therapists for common issues faced by families. Experienced therapists could read it as a way to reflect on their caseload. The author's interest in families reultrs from his experience of having disabled children. Based on his research, he views assessing the needs of the whole family as the best way to support disabled children. He examines the impact of disability on families, particularly siblings being stigmatised. Some helpful ideas about how to gain children's views are provided. Importance is given to gaining these views as a way to promote self-advocacy... It would be useful reading for speech and language therapists who are planning to set one up.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence
Disability and Impairment offers an important perspective on families coping with disability, Burke raises critical questions about the current state of professional assessment and the delivery of support services to families in need. Signicantly, Burke give a voice to his subjects, which makes Disability and Impairment an indispensable contribution to the literature on disability and adolescents.
Current Awareness Service
Written to introduce professionals working with families to the everyday issues faced by disabled people of all ages in family life.
Professional Social Work
Disability and Impairment is a book which will be of help to many professionals who are beginning work with families who have a disabled child.truly becomes a 'family matter' and offers advice on how professionals can best work with all family members to ensure realistic assessments and meaningful packages of care.
The British Journal of Social Work
This book allows us an holistic insight into the lives of families with a disabled child. It is an informative resource for all professionals due to its comprehensive exploration into everyday life. This text has useful practical advice included to assist families and professionals. The case studies and evidence-based approach make this a welcome resource for social work students studying the social work degree. Both academics teaching in this field and practitioners could benefit from this resource. The book is a refreshing and coherent read.