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Finlayson, Janet; De Amicis, Leyla; Gallacher, Stephen; Munro, Robin; Crockett, Jennifer; Godwin, Jon; Feeney, Wendy; Skelton, Dawn A. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are a high risk population for developing osteoporosis and fragility fractures, yet they experience barriers to accessing dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) bone mineral density (BMD) screening and fracture assessment. Reasonable adjustments are a statutory requirement in the UK, but there is a…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Human Body, Barriers
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Chadwick, Darren; Buell, Susan; Goldbart, Juliet – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2019
Communication assessment of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) has seldom been investigated. Here, we explore approaches and decision making in undertaking communication assessments in this group of people. A questionnaire was sent to UK practitioners. The questionnaire elicited information about assessment…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Communication Strategies, Speech Language Pathology