Finding The Right Support? A Review of Issues and Positive Practice in Supporting Parents with Learning Difficulties and their Children
Beth Tarleton, Linda Ward, Joyce Howarth, Norah Fry Research Centre
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STAR RATING: 5/5
This review of the issues surrounding parents with learning difficulties analysed existing literature, carried out a web-based questionnaire with professionals, received input from a steering group of parents with learning difficulties, and reviewed six case studies, writes Victoria Jenkins.
Their findings map out services and supports for parents across the country, as well as identifying the problems that parents and professionals face. Second, they draw together a summary of factors and strategies that constitute good practice in working with these families. Finally, they summarise the main conclusions and make recommendations for developing good practice across services.
The scope of this review is wide; it covers a huge amount of information so is only able to touch on some of the complex issues involved. But it provides a useful overview for professionals and parents wanting to learn about the key elements involved in supporting mums and dads with learning difficulties and their children.
An easy-to-read summary for people with learning difficulties is also provided free at www.baringfoundation.org.uk
Victoria Jenkins is a chartered counselling psychologist at South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust