Read this book to gain an understanding of the knowledge, values and skills required for effective practice in the field of intellectual disability and the opportunities which this work offers for multidisciplinary collaboration for social change. Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability identifies and discusses: ? the changing definitions of intellectual disability, also called 'learning disability' ? the theory and practice of working with people with intellectual disabilities and their families ? the core tasks of assessment, planning, monitoring and review ? the values of participation and inclusion in action Illustrated with numerous case studies, discussion points and clear explanations, this addition to the Practical Social Work Series is an indispensable resource. It is ideally suited both for the continued professional development of qualified practitioners, and for pre-qualifying students new to the area.