Working with adults with a learning disability

Study Task in preparation for the module


Reflective task. Think carefully about your life. Next, imagine what would have been different if you had been born with a disability. Choose from perhaps…


Down’s Syndrome

Cerebral palsy

Rhetts’ Syndrome

Prader-Willi Syndrome

Autistic Specrum

Asperger’s Syndrome


Write down your learning, thoughts and feelings from this activity using the work of Jasper and bring it with you for week one.

            Jasper, M. (2003) Beginning Reflective Practice. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes,

            Chapter 2: Knowing ourselves pp.32-70.



Read Haddon, M. (2003) The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time London: Random House. This is available as a Kindle edition for £3.66.Write down what you have learned about the concept of ‘difference’ from reading this book.

Read, part of Autism Awareness week:

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