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Working with learning disabled sex offenders

Abstract

Substantial numbers of sex offenders have a history of learning difficulties which may lead to resistance to treatment (a learning situation) and to problems processing information in therapy. Some ways of dealing with the learning disabled client are discussed, including a focus on their strengths and being open initially about the learning problems.

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Langevin, R., Pope, S. Working with learning disabled sex offenders. Annals of Sex Research 6, 149–160 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00849305

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Keywords

  • Learning Problem
  • Learning Situation
  • Disable Client