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NLSWTP Webinar: Supporting adults with learning disabilities – the importance of Quality of Life

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INTRODUCTION

This training will prepare you to engage with people with learning disabilities and identify when difficult situations are a result of poor quality of life.

Adults with learning disabilities are a vulnerable population. They are often exposed to abuse, discrimination and mistreatment. This training session will explore what a learning disability is and what are the risk factors for this group. The concept of “Quality of Life” will provide a framework for supporting people with learning disabilities. Examples of how to put this theory into practice will be given using scientific and evidence-based approaches. This training will prepare you to engage with people with learning disabilities and identify when difficult situations are a result of poor quality of life.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Barbara Graf has an MSc in behaviour analysis and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with 19 years of experience working in the field of disabilities. Barbara has worked with a diverse population (developmental disabilities, autism, mental health problems etc) and across education, health and social care settings. Currently, Barbara is the Principal Behaviour Analyst for Norwood where she is responsible for the ongoing development and management of their challenging needs and their communication and engagement intervention pathway. Barbara’s research interests include implementation science, reducing behaviours that challenge and relational frame theory.

Irit Garty is a qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has 20 years of experience working in the field of disabilities in managerial and therapeutic roles. She is employed by Norwood as a Behaviour Support Advisor and provides support to individuals and teams who face challenging situations. Irit’s practice is informed by attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy and the Positive Behaviour Support framework.

 

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*This session is open to social workers and staff working in social care across the Teaching Partnership (Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington Councils and Norwood).