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Meeting Emotional Needs in Intellectual Disability

The Developmental Approach

Tanja Sappok

194 pages
Hogrefe Publishing Corporation
Using a developmental perspective, the authors offer a new, integrated model for supporting people with intellectual disability (ID). This concept builds upon recent advances in attachment-informed theory for this client group by drawing upon a broader understanding of the social, emotional, and cognitive competencies of people with ID, which is grounded in developmental neuroscience and psychology. Using individually tailored interventions practitioners can help to facilitate maturational processes and reduce behaviour that is challenging to others. Case examples throughout the book illuminate how this approach works
Author Bio
Tanja Sappok, MD; Evangelical Hospital Queen Elisabeth Herzberge, Berlin, Germany