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ERIC Number: EJ836207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
"Busy Behaviour" in the "Land of the Golden M": Going out with Learning Disabled Children in Public Places
Ryan, Sara
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v18 n1 p65-74 Mar 2005
Background: Research suggests that the inclusion of learning disabled people is contingent, unsatisfactory and incomplete. This paper will take a step back and look at the experiences of mothers of learning disabled children in public places. Methods: Seventeen women have taken part in the small scale qualitative study which used a combination of single and group interviews to explore their experiences in public places. Findings: Four areas have been identified as having an impact upon the experiences of the mothers and children in public places: the effects of the childrens' learning impairments, structural constraints, the attitudes of others and the attitudes of the mothers. Conclusion: The paper will conclude by asking if there is a role for alternative primary communities for learning disabled people and make suggestions for the development of a more "learning disabled child-friendly" environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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