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ERIC Number: EJ1107109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-6295
Listening to the Views of Children with Learning Disabilities: An Evaluation of a Learning Disability CAMHS Service
Boyden, Paul; Muniz, Michelle; Laxton-Kane, Martha
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, v17 n1 p51-63 Mar 2013
In line with "Valuing People Now: A New Three-Year Strategy for People with Learning Disabilities" (Department of Health, 2009), this article details a service evaluation for a learning disability-child and adolescent mental health service (LD-CAMHS) in Chesterfield, North Derbyshire. The aim of the project was to produce a set of quality standards in order to ensure service users' needs are met. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with seven children between the ages of 11 and 17 years, with moderate to severe learning disabilities. Four themes were derived from a thematic analysis; the "experience of the service", "communication", "impact of the work carried out", and "difficulties encountered". It was recommended that staff working within the service should ensure communication is at a level appropriate for the client; offer a welcoming approach; provide an open approach; and offer a reasonable choice of location. This article provides suggestions for how other LD-CAMHS teams could use these standards for their own purposes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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