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Bell, Dorothy M.; Turnbull, Allyson; Kidd, W. Bruce – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Assessment for a diagnosis of dementia is hard enough under the best possible conditions. There are possible alternative or concomitant diagnoses, such as depression, to consider. However, when the possible dementia concerns a gentleman with severe learning disabilities and with a severe communication disorder then this assessment becomes even…
Descriptors: Dementia, Mental Retardation, Foreign Countries, Clinical Diagnosis
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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A woman with Down syndrome, who had shown selective mutism for more than 14 years, successfully participated in a program designed to reinforce communication and gradually increase the number of words spoken to one person and then to others. Nonaversive behavior methods were used and response initiative procedures were developed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Case Studies, Communication Skills