The Modern Management Of Mental Handicap: A Manual Of Practice by G.b. SimonThe Modern Management Of Mental Handicap: A Manual Of Practice by G.b. Simon

The Modern Management Of Mental Handicap: A Manual Of Practice

byG.b. Simon

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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The aim of this book is to provide parents, staff and others involved with mentally handicapped children and adults with up­ to-date basic information and advice in their management. Methods of care, treatment and management of a heterogeneous group of people such as the mentally handicapped must of necessity include many disciplines if they are to be given an adequate service. This book is an attempt to bring the knowledge and experience of many people together. The size of the book could have been increased to include more detail on other aspects of the subject but this might easily have diminished its value as a convenient reference to as wide a readership as possible, both professional and non-professional. The contents deal essentially with the needs of the severely mentally handicapped and should have an application in most parts of the world. Much of the information and advice on services, and on treatment and management, is based on the experience of specialists working in the United Kingdom, this now being standard practice in most parts of the world.
Title:The Modern Management Of Mental Handicap: A Manual Of PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:309 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401172021

ISBN - 13:9789401172028

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: some information about mental handicap.- 2 Causes and prevention.- 3 Genetics and mental handicap.- 4 Medical treatment of behaviour problems in people with mental handicap.- 5 The behavioural approach.- 6 Mental illness in the mentally handicapped.- 7 Epilepsy.- 8 Sensory handicaps.- 9 Motor handicap.- 10 Communication.- 11 Education of the severely mentally handicapped.- 12 Training, employment and recreational activities for adults.- 13 Parents' needs and how to meet them.- 14 Assisting the families of the mentally handicapped.- 15 Play, toy libraries and adventure playgrounds.- 16 Residential provisions for the mentally handicapped.- 17 Sexuality and the mentally handicapped.- 18 The law relating to mental handicap and to the mentally handicapped offender.