Bradshaw, J. (2012) Commentary on “The People in Control Conference at City University, London: ‘We have opinions to share about our lives’. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 17 (4). pp. 177-183. ISSN 1359-5474.
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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to provide a commentary on Harding et al.'s article about the involvement of people with learning disabilities in university teaching and conference presentations. Design/methodology/approach – The article reviews research into communication strengths and needs and into communication partnerships between service users and members of staff with a view to identifying communication barriers to the involvement of people with learning disabilities. Findings – The generally poor communication environments in which people are supported are likely to limit opportunities for involvement. Originality/value – It is suggested that increased involvement is likely to result from increased quality of daily communication. This may best occur as part of general service-wide approaches to improving service quality, such as person-centred active support.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard|
|Depositing User:||Jo Ruffels|
|Date Deposited:||10 Dec 2012 14:54|
|Last Modified:||10 Dec 2012 14:54|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32783 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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