Parenting with Learning Difficulties: Lessons for Practitioners

@article{Booth1993ParentingWL,
  title={Parenting with Learning Difficulties: Lessons for Practitioners},
  author={Tim Booth and Wendy Booth},
  journal={British Journal of Social Work},
  year={1993},
  volume={23},
  pages={459-480}
}
  • T. Booth, W. Booth
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Sociology
  • British Journal of Social Work
SUMMARY Parents with learning difficulties form an underserved needs group whose numbers are steadily increasing and are likely to continue to do so as a result of deinstitutionalization, community care and the acceptance of 'ordinary life' principles as a basis for service provision. This article reviews the research literature on parenting by people with learning difficulties in order to draw out the lessons for practitioners and to assist them in developing a clearer view of their aims and… Expand
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