Supporting parents with a learning disability
Neil James Senior lecturer, Unit for Development in Intellectual Disability, Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, University of Glamorgan Pontypridd
Neil James describes how community nurses are ideally placed to assess parents and teach them parenting skills
The number of parents with a learning disability is increasing, so it is important that the roles of professionals in supporting them are identified. The community learning disability nurse can assess, plan, implement and evaluate the support provided to parents with a learning disability to develop their skills. This article discusses issues relating to parenting and learning disability, including abuse and neglect, and ways of teaching parenting skills to people with a learning disability.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 2,12-17. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.03.13.2.12.c7603