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Bull, L. E.; Oliver, C.; Woodcock, K. A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Skin picking is highly prevalent in people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS). This study addressed the temporal (frequency, duration) and wider characteristics (e.g. type of skin picked, apparent motivations, or management strategies) of skin picking to inform intervention strategies. Nineteen parents/carers who observe skin picking shown by the…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Self Destructive Behavior, Incidence
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Ingebrand, Elias; Samuelsson, Christina; Hydén, Lars-Christer – Educational Gerontology, 2021
Recent studies have demonstrated that people living with dementia, contrary to common believes, are capable of novel learning without structured interventions. Opportunities for learning throughout an individual's lifespan have been acknowledged as important factors in facilitating social participation and promoting wellbeing. However, little is…
Descriptors: Dementia, Adult Learning, Well Being, Learning Processes
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Ryan, Cathal; Bergin, Michael; Wells, John S. G. – International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 2021
Background: Understanding the nature of work-related stress and burnout among intellectual disability care staff is important to protect the well-being of these workers and encourage their retention in the sector. Though reviews of specific aspects of this literature have been conducted no article has sought to fully chart the range and nature of…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Stress Variables, Work Environment, Burnout
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Olson, Jonathan R.; Lucy, Megan; Kellogg, Marianne A.; Schmitz, Kelcey; Berntson, Taylor; Stuber, Jennifer; Bruns, Eric J. – School Mental Health, 2021
The Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) provides workforce training and technical assistance (TA) to support evidence-based school mental health practices. Historically, this support targeted school professionals through in-person and online trainings, workshops, and coaching. However, in response to COVID-19 restrictions,…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Mental Health, Health Promotion
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Lee, Chung eun; Kim, Kyung Mee – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Future planning has emerged as a global issue for families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities due to the longer lives and limited long-term services and supports in the adult disability system. While it has received greater attention, most future planning studies only included parents of individuals with…
Descriptors: Long Range Planning, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Siblings
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Janson, Astri Letnes; Moen, Anne; Aure, Caroline Farsjø – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Dietary challenges are common among individuals with intellectual disability residing in supervised living in Norway, and this is a major risk factor for health problems. The aim of this study was to explore feasibility of the nutrition tablet app APPetitus, among persons with intellectual disability and their formal caregivers.…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Dietetics, Computer Oriented Programs, Handheld Devices
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McKenzie, Karen; Armitage, Bethan; Murray, George; James, Ian – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Therapeutic untruths (TU) are used in dementia services to de-escalate distressing situations. The present authors explored the use of TU by care staff supporting people with an intellectual disability who displayed behaviours that challenged. Method: Data were collected from 126 staff (female = 72.2%; mean age = 41.9 years, SD = 10.7)…
Descriptors: Stress Management, Dementia, Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems
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McCarthy, Michelle; Clawson, Rachael; Patterson, Anne; Fyson, Rachel; Khan, Luftha – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are at increased risk of forced marriage compared to those without intellectual disabilities. In the UK, this risk is particularly, though not exclusively, associated with South Asian communities and is linked to the desire to secure long-term care. Method: Focus groups and semi-structured…
Descriptors: Marriage, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Ethnicity
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Schaap, Feija D.; Dijkstra, Geke J.; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Finnema, Evelyn J. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: The ageing of people with intellectual disabilities, with associated morbidity like dementia, calls for new types of care. Person-centred methods may support care staff in providing this, an example being Dementia Care Mapping (DCM). DCM has been shown to be feasible in ID-care. We examined the experiences of ID-professionals in using…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Intellectual Disability, Dementia
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Watchman, Karen; Mattheys, Kate; McKernon, Michael; Strachan, Heather; Andreis, Federico; Murdoch, Jan – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: Numbers of people with an intellectual disability and dementia present a global health and social challenge with associated need to reduce stress or agitation and improve quality of life in affected individuals. This study aimed to identify effectiveness of psychosocial interventions in social care settings and, uniquely, explore use…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Comorbidity, Stress Management
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Olivier-Pijpers, Vanessa Charissa; Cramm, Jane Murray; Landman, Wouter; Nieboer, Anna Petra – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: The present authors examined changes made in disability service organizations supporting residents with intellectual disabilities and challenging behaviours, because these changes may influence residents' support and subsequently their challenging behaviours. Method: In this multiple case study, the present authors collected and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Organizational Change, Foreign Countries
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van Wingerden, Evelien; Barakova, Emilia; Lourens, Tino; Sterkenburg, Paula S. – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2021
Background: The study explored the use of a robot-mediated therapeutic intervention in persons with visual and intellectual disabilities. Method: Three robot-mediated intervention sessions were developed to teach three coping skills for worrying. Effectiveness was examined using a multiple-baseline case study design (N = 7). Baseline,…
Descriptors: Therapy, Counseling Techniques, Robotics, Visual Impairments
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Sivaraman, Maithri; Virues-Ortega, Javier; Roeyers, Herbert – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2021
SARS-CoV-2 is the virus causing COVID-19 and is spread through close person-to-person contact. The use of face masks has been described as an important strategy to slow its transmission. We evaluated the effects of coaching caregivers via telehealth technologies to teach face mask wearing to children with autism spectrum disorder. Six participants…
Descriptors: Medical Evaluation, Telecommunications, Children, Autism
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Stocco, Corey S.; Saavedra, Ingrid; Fakharzadeh, Sadaf; Patel, Meg R.; Thompson, Rachel H. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2021
Previous research has shown that responding to the appropriate and problematic speech of individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities with interested and uninterested listener responses, respectively, can promote more appropriate conversational engagement. However, Fisher et al. (2013) also responded to appropriate speech with access to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Reinforcement, Developmental Disabilities, Speech
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Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: Enhancing social participation and reducing emotional distress in persons with aphasia (PWA) are a critical rehabilitation goal. Social relationships and meaningful activities performed by PWA are also crucial to promote positive psychosocial well-being. As a precautionary measure specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, most PWA worldwide have…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology
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