0-19: Book Review

Children First: Disabled Children and their Families –
Audio book series 8

Research in Practice, £10

from rip.org.uk/publications/documents/audioseries

Star Rating: 5/5

“A child, whatever their abilities or disabilities, is a child
first and that’s the key message we have to keep pressing for all
professionals,” Mencap chief executive Jo Williams reminds
listeners to this CD.

Families raising disabled children are ordinary families that
cope with extraordinary pressures, writes Gail Hanrahan.

This informative CD gets these messages across clearly and is a
must-listen for anyone working with disabled children and their

It reviews current research, and looks at key topics such as
inclusion, early intervention, transition and the need for
multi-disciplinary working.

It highlights the barriers faced by families when trying to
obtain support and focuses on understanding and listening to
families’ needs.

As a parent, I feel it will be of huge benefit to practitioners
and those in training.  Ultimately this will enable them to provide
better services.

Gail Hanrahan is a parent consultant/trainer and
spokesperson for Friends of Oxfordshire Respite


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