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Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide

Nicky Genders looks at a book focusing on the role of a job coach for people with learning disabilities
job coaches for adults with disabilities

Job Coaches for Adults with Disabilities: A Practical Guide Karola Dillenburger, Ewa Matuska, Marea de Bruijn et al (Eds) Jessica Kingsley £17.99 | 224pp ISBN: 9781785925467

This book is aimed at understanding and developing the role of a job coach for people with a range of disabilities. Topics covered include user perspectives on job coaching and separate chapters exploring mental health conditions physical and sensory disabilities, intellectual disabilities and autistic spectrum.

There are also chapters about functional assessment, crisis and behaviours that challenge, collaborating with employers and the training framework for job coaches.

Barriers and successes

There are several user perspective examples that highlight some of the barriers, successes and issues facing individuals and their coaches, which will be of interest to learning disability nurses. The chapter on people with intellectual disability follows a structure that includes prevalence, aetiology and ‘specific issues’.

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