A fully revised, new edition of Person-centred Active Support self-study guide, including new video.
This book is designed to provide the learner with knowledge
about what active support is, why it is important, what it looks like in
practice, and some of the key facts around what is needed for success.
This book is designed for people to follow as self-study or
as part of a training programme. It includes videos and exercises to promote
independent thinking and learning. It is available in hard copy and digital formats and provides
about 5 to 7 hours of learning, with a certificate of completion.
A copy of this guide also comes as part of the Person-centred Active Support multi-media
which uses the information in this book as the script and guide for a
classroom-based training programme.
This self-study guide will be of interest for anyone working in intellectual and developmental disability support and accommodation services, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behavioural specialists, speech and language therapists, learning disability nurses, teachers and teaching assistants, family members, day service staff and students.
Publication: 17 November 2017
Introduction to active support: its origins and focus
Why is active support important? A good fit with policy and ideology
Why is engagement important? Values into practice
The four essentials 1: every moment has potential
The four essentials 2: little and often
The four essentials 3: graded assistance
The four essentials 4: maximising choice and control
Excuses and myths
Integrating person-centred active support with other approaches and frameworks
Making it work
References and further reading