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Matthews, Alison; Stansfield, Jois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
People with intellectual impairments are recognised as having communication difficulties and even people with mild intellectual impairments can be challenged by complex language and limited literacy. The focus of this paper is parents who have learning disabilities, outlining a novel approach to support them in stressful case conference…
Descriptors: Parents with Disabilities, Interpersonal Communication, Mental Retardation, Communication Problems
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Stansfield, Jois; Collier, Ruth; King, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Adults with intellectual impairments have a high prevalence of stammering. Characteristic speech and associated behaviours are also different in quality and more variable between individuals than those of the typical adult population. This paper describes a speech and language therapy group with two adults with intellectual impairments and…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Stuttering, Mental Retardation, Therapy
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Samuels, Rachel; Stansfield, Jois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Most research into the effectiveness of Social Stories has focused on children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This study examines the use of Social Stories with four adults with learning disabilities and social communication impairments characteristic of ASD. This study employed an N = 1 multiple-baseline, across-participant, AB design with…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism
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Stansfield, Jois – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The speech and language therapy (SLT) service in an area of northern England receives referrals of parents who have learning disabilities. The aim of this study was to identify current referral patterns and quantify the level of demand upon the SLT service from this relatively new referral population to enable to service to meet the needs of these…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Communication Skills