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

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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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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 pp. 62-77.

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Published date: December 2008
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.
Keywords: emotional well-being, learning disabilites, intensive interaction

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Local EPrints ID: 52071
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52071
ISBN: 1405151706
PURE UUID: aeeacbf4-678a-48ea-a0cd-d602ff82f2c3
ORCID for Melanie Nind: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4070-7513

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:45

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Author: Melanie Nind ORCID iD
Editor: Jillian Pawlyn
Editor: Steven Carnaby

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