Library Resource Description

Title: Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Media Type: Book
Category: Medical / Physical
Author: Taggart, Laurence
Publisher: Laurence Taggart and Wendy Cousins
Most Recent Copyright Date: 2014
Status: Available

Complete Description

No matter what the topic, it is vital that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities be educated on health issues.  They need to be involved in discussions about their health-related decisions.   This is exactly what Health Promotion for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities strives to achieve.  The editors of this book have brought together many experts in the field to cover such topics as framing food choices to improve health, obesity, diabetes,  drug abuse and sexual health.  Along with the important information, these articles include practical suggestions as to how to approach these topics.  The chapters in this book cover the entire lifespan, as well.