Whitaker, Simon (2006) What’s in a name? Alternatives to “learning disability”. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 3 (2). pp. 177-191. ISSN 1743-6885
The term learning disability is currently used in the UK to describe people who require a service due to a low intellectual ability. It is argued that the term is demeaning, confusing and, as currently defined, fails to describe the group of people to whom it is currently applied. It is suggested that a better term for researchers to use would be intellectual disability; however, we should avoid labelling individual services users at all.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Learning Disability, Definitions, Labelling|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
|Depositing User:||Simon Whitaker|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2009 13:00|
|Last Modified:||17 Jan 2012 10:46|
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