University of Edinburgh
 

Attachment in the care of people with a visual and intellectual disability:
  theory and practice

Books

Davis, Judy
Sensory approach to the curriculum for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties
David Fulton, 2001
ISBN 1853466719
Describes sensory approaches to teaching curriculum subjects to children with learning difficulties.

Dittrich, Winand H & Tutt, Rona
Educating children with complex conditions: understanding overlapping and co-existing developmental disorders
Sage, 2008
ISBN 9781847873187
Concentrates on developmental and learning disorders including: ADHD, autistic spectrum, specific language impairment and specific learning difficulties (eg dyslexia etc). A practical and approachable guide for education professionals.

Lacey, Penny & Ouvry, Carol
People with profound and multiple learning difficulties: a collaborative approach to meeting complex needs
David Fulton, 1998
ISBN 1853464880
A practically-based text book for practitioners working with children and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Each chapter explores different aspects of the lives of people with PMLD.

Ockelford, Adam
Objects of reference: promoting early symbolic communication (3rd ed)
RNIB, 2002
ISBN 1858785294
Promoting concept development and communication skills with visually impaired children who have learning difficulties.

Scottish Executive
Changing childhoods? 'The same as you?' National implementation group: report of the children's sub group
Scottish Executive, 2006
ISBN 0755949811
One of a series of reports on 'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities and autism. Covers education, preparing for adult life and working together.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2006/04/24104745/0

Smith, Theresa
Guidelines: practical tips for working and socializing with deaf-blind people (2nd ed)
Sign Media, 2002
ISBN 1881133176
The author is an interpreter for deafblind people and sets out useful advice on how to best communicate with people who have a combination of visual and hearing problems.

Tilstone, Christina (ed)
Teaching pupils with severe learning difficulties: practical approaches
David Fulton, 1991
ISBN 1853461717
A comprehensive view of the needs of pupils with severe learning difficulties and considers attitudes of parents, professionals and the children themselves. Practical approaches to assessment and curriculum.

Articles

Bell, Llan
Profiling communication skills in people who have learning disabilities and little or no sight
NB
March 2010, No 51, p29-31
Describes an approach to assessing communication skills in children who are visually impaired and have learning disabilities.

Bloeming-Wolbrink, Kitty A ... [et al]
Stress in adults with congenital deafblindness and an intellectual disability: information from their cortisol curves
British Journal of Visual Impairment
September 2012, Vol 30 (3), p149-159
The study measured cortisol levels in Deafblind adults over a period to assess the levels of stress experienced.

Bruce, Ian; Harrow, J; Obolenskaya, P
Blind and partially sighted people's perceptions of their inclusion by family and friends
British Journal of Visual Impairment
Jan 2007, Vol 25 (1), p68-85
Reports on a survey of visually impaired people in the UK on their social lives (ie visits by friends, family and neighbours.)

Dale, Susan
Knitting in the dark: narratives about the experience of sight loss in a counselling context
British Journal of Visual Impairment
September 2008, Vol 26 (3), p269-278
Stories from 2 visually impaired people talking about their experiences of coming to terms with their blindness and a brief section on the "narrative counselling" they received.

Duncan, Eleanor
Developing a positive identity: awareness raising with teenagers
Insight
Mar/Apr 2007, No 8, p17-19
Awareness sessions in a secondary school to help a young person and his classmates come to terms with his visual impairment.

Emam, Mahmoud M
Problem-solving orientation and attributional style as predictors of depressive symptoms in Egyptian adolescents with visual impairment
British Journal of Visual Impairment
May 2013, Vol 31 (2), p150-163
A study of visually impaired young people aged 12-17 to assess how personality traits affect their tendency to depression.

Gregory, Karina
Friendship and social networking
Insight
Oct/Dec 2011, No 36, p11
A visually impaired person describes her friendships and social networks at various stages of her life.

Hobbs, Val; How, Ros; Lloyd, Jo
Alternative curriculum, An
Insight
Nov/Dec 2006, No 6, p31-33
Describes a curriculum for pupils who have profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex medical needs.

Keil, Sue
Children in the UK with learning disabilities and visual impairment
Insight
Sept/Oct 2011, No 35, p22-23
New estimates of the population of children and young people with learning disabilities and a visual impairment in the UK.
http://www.rnib.org.uk/aboutus/Research/reports/complexneeds

Lawson, Claire
Emma's story
Insight
Nov/Dec 2010, No 30, p13-14
Parent tells the story of her struggle to understand her child's behaviour problems.

Longhorn, Flo
Assessing happiness for very special learners
Information Exchange
Summer 2010, Vol 81, p9-12
Looks at how to identify and respond to different emotions in children with multiple disabilities.

Nielsen, Lilli
Communication: a basic part of active learning
Information Exchange
Spring 2010, Vol 80, p16-18
Lilli describes her groundbreaking work into communication with children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities.

Nielsen, Lilli
Communication: a basic part of active learning: part two
Information Exchange
Summer 2010, Vol 81, p7-8
Lilli describes her groundbreaking work into communication with children who are visually impaired with additional disabilities.

Palmer, Carolyn
Myths, stereotypes and self-perception: the impact of albinism on self-esteem
British Journal of Visual Impairment
May 2007, Vol 25 (2), p144-154
A study of how albinism affects self esteem.

Pfeiffer, Jens P & Pinquart, Martin
Control strivings in attaining peer-group membership and forming romantic relationships among adolescents with and without visual impairment
British Journal of Visual Impairment
May 2011, Vol 29 (2), p113-129
Looks at visually impaired young people's attitudes to achieving personal goals and the extent to which they increase their efforts or give up when confronted with beneficial or unfavourable conditions in achieving their goals.

Powell, Paula
Circle time with Aqib
Insight
Mar/Apr 2007, No 8, p14-15
Circletime and awareness sessions are used in the year 6 class of an isolated visually impaired boy to try to improve the situation.

Pring, Linda
Psychological characteristics of children with visual impairments: learning, memory and imagery
British Journal of Visual Impairment
May 2008, Vol 26 (2), p159-169
Looks at the performance of VI children on a range of tasks reflecting learning, memory and mental imagery. Practical interventions are described for tasks where perfomance was weak.

Roe, Joao
Making friends
Insight
Mar/Apr 2007, No 8, p20-22
Ideas for promoting good social experiences for visually impaired children in mainstream classes.

Roe, Joao
Social inclusion: meeting the socio-emotional needs of children with vision needs
British Journal of Visual Impairment
May 2008, Vol 26 (2), p147-158
Explores the ways in which professionals can promote socio-emotional development in visually impaired children.

Smart, Melanie
Transition planning and the needs of young people and their carers: the alumni project
British Journal of Special Education
Sept 2004, Vol 31 (3), p128-37
Small scale survey of parents to find out how transition from residential special school works in practice. It looked at how much and how well parents and the young people themselves were involved in the transition process.

Waite, Laura
"I still can't understand" assisting people with learning disabilities with sight and hearing problems to access information
Focus
January 2006, No 43, p9-16
Advice for people working with people who have learning disabilities and who also may be deaf and/or visually impaired to improve their access to diagnosis and information.