Promoting the emotional well-being of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties: a holistic approach through Intensive Interaction


Nind, Melanie (2008) Promoting the emotional well-being of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties: a holistic approach through Intensive Interaction. In, Pawlyn, Jillian and Carnaby, Steven (eds.) Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs. Oxford, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 62-77.

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This chapter addresses the emotional well-being of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and how this can be fostered by using the approach of Intensive Interaction as a holistic intervention. Firstly emotional well-being is defined and its importance discussed. Secondly the problems associated with the emotional well-being and mental health of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are outlined. Thirdly the case is made for a holistic approach and finally, Intensive Interaction is presented as one such approach.

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Additional Information: 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.
ISBNs: 1405151706 (paperback)
9781405151702 (paperback)
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Keywords: emotional well-being, learning disabilites, intensive interaction
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
ePrint ID: 52071
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:35
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52071

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