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Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Martin, Rachel; Murray, Aja – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It has been suggested that COVID-19 and the associated restrictions are likely to have a negative impact on the provision of positive behavioural support (PBS) to people with an intellectual disability. Methods: Fifty-eight staff, who had recently completed an accredited positive behavioural support (PBS) programme, responded to an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports
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McKenzie, Karen; Whelan, Kathryn J.; Mayer, Claire; McNall, Anne; Noone, Steve; Chaplin, Jill – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is a growing evidence base about the effectiveness of positive behavioural support (PBS) in relation to behaviours that challenge (CB). There is, however, limited research from the perspective of individuals receiving this support. The objective of this qualitative study was to obtain the views of participants with an…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports, Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Watters, Laura; McKenzie, Karen; Wright, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This study aimed to investigate whether a 1-day training course improved support staff knowledge about bereavement and grief in people with a learning disability. A questionnaire based, mixed design was used. Forty-eight participants were randomly assigned to one of two equal groups. A staggered design allowed for group 2 to act both as a control…
Descriptors: Grief, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Staff Development
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Rae, Helen; Murray, George; McKenzie, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
The present study examined Scottish teaching staff knowledge about the definition and management of challenging behaviour displayed by children with an intellectual disability. Knowledge levels were relatively low, and participants were most likely to define challenging behaviour by function or topography. Teaching staff were largely unaware of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Behavior Problems, Definitions
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McKenzie, Karen; Paterson, Marion – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This article evaluates an assertive outreach team which aimed to help support people with a learning disability who displayed challenging behaviour in their own environment. The service was evaluated using Maxwell's Multi-dimensional Quality Evaluation Model (Maxwell 1984), which recognises that different stakeholders in a service are likely to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Outreach Programs, Program Evaluation, Behavior Problems