Cognitive behaviour therapy

Dagnan, D., Jahoda, A. and Stenfert Kroese, B. (2016) Cognitive behaviour therapy. In: Carr, A., Linehan, C., O'Reilly, G., Noonan Walsh, P. and McEvoy, J. (eds.) The Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice. Routledge: London. ISBN 9781315739229 (doi: 10.4324/9781315739229)

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This chapter examines limitations and barriers that adolescents with an intellectual disability and those with additional autism spectrum disorders (ASD) face in becoming active participants in a community. The chapter provides a theoretical overview, including issues related to adolescence, relational competence, and challenges specific to young people with ASD. It addresses historical approaches to educational practice, transition, and self-determination. Contemporary philosophies, in many cases driven by a human rights perspective, have supported the view that people with an intellectual disability are citizens who have a right to participate as fully as possible in the life of their community. Limitations in their basic life skills, together with environmental barriers, will often limit their quality of life. The chapter provides a framework for professional support personnel to enhance the skills and behaviours of this population, in co-operation with families and other supports in the community. The chapter concludes with a discussion of tested instructional practices.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stenfert Kroese, Dr Biza and Jahoda, Professor Andrew and Dagnan, Professor Dave
Authors: Dagnan, D., Jahoda, A., and Stenfert Kroese, B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing

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