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ERIC Number: EJ1108368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Creative Ways of Talking: A Narrative Literature Review Concerning Emotional Support for Adults with Mild or Moderate Learning Difficulties
MacDonald, Dee
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v44 n3 p233-239 Sep 2016
Background: Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties identified a need for more opportunities to access appropriate emotional support. Materials and Methods: A narrative literature review was undertaken. Factors associated with dealing with emotional unrest, such as self-esteem/self-awareness, a person's attitude to having learning difficulties, emotional competency and friendship issues are discussed. Results: The review provides evidence that emotional unrest exists but receives little attention from supporters due to an emphasis on practical issues associated with an inclusion agenda. The review highlights a lack of research on emotional support for adults and explores reasons for this. Conclusion: The value that people with learning difficulties place on support from others with learning difficulties, that is peer support, emerges as a theme and an argument is presented for further inclusive research in this area.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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