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    1. Assessing Parents with Learning Disabilities Issues and Practical Solutions

    3. Government Response Valuing People White Paper DoH 2001 Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability Dfes & DoH 2007

    4. Key Factors Communication Multi Agency Working Partnership with parents Acknowledging strengths Person centred approach

    5. Assessment Traditional: Visit, assess, set targets, reassess. Agreements, planning meetings, reviews, expectations and assumptions.

    6. Working with Difference Clarity Literal Checking and rechecking understanding Awareness of ability to recall Length of assessment

    7. Methods Collage permanent visual prompts Protective behaviours model assessing protecton and empathy Photographs who am I?

    8. Useful Tools and Resources Change Good practice guidance Argos and Early Learning catalogues! Board maker Package Digital camera

    9. Further Reading Finding the right support Tarleton B., Ward L., & Howarth J. (2006) The Baring Foundation Parents with learning difficulties, child protection and the courts Booth T. and Booth W. (2004) www.supported-parenting.com/projects/NuffieldReport.pdf What works for parents with learning disabilities McGaw S. and Newman T. (2005) Ilford: Barnardos