People with Intellectual Disabilities Hear Voices Too is a unique publication that aims to address a gap in understanding the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities who hear voices, and how best to offer support in practical, person-centred ways. It draws on best practice guidance on psychosis and also learning disability from NICE and from the British Psychological Society.
The self-study guide covers current knowledge on evidence-based theories of understanding voice-hearing, as well as common ways of understanding these experiences as described by voice-hearers, included in supportive video footage.
- Myth and jargon busting
- How people with intellectual disabilities are affected by voice-hearing
- Theories of voice-hearing
- Role of trauma
- Evidence-based interventions
- Common triggers and coping skills
- Communication skills
- How do we use this knowledge in practice?
- How and when to seek help from services
A complementary resource pack and training pack are in development.