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Access all areas: creative adaptations for CBT with people with cognitive impairments – illustrations and issues

  • Rowena Rossiter (a1) and Sophie Holmes (a2)
Abstract

Policy and legislation requires clinicians and services to address diversity and equalities including disability. Currently, practice, training and research do not do this adequately. This paper outlines why adapted CBT is important and presents some evidence to increase accessibility for people who have cognitive impairments, learning disabilities and/or neurodevelopmental disorders. It demonstrates how CBT can be made accessible through clinical examples using traditional, adapted and personalized assessment and intervention materials. Implications and recommendations are identified.

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*Author for correspondence: Ms. R. Rossiter, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7LR, UK (email: r.rossiter@kent.ac.uk).
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