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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper considers the impact of research and development work around parenting by adults with a learning difficulty undertaken at the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) since 2005. It discusses how our understanding of the support needs of parents with learning difficulties grew through an initial mapping study which led to the concept of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Adults, Parents with Disabilities, Needs Assessment
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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Parents with learning disabilities frequently become involved with child protection and judicial proceedings. Parents report not understanding and being disempowered by the child protection system. This paper presents fourteen parents' views regarding how two specialist advocacy services supported them during child protection. The parents believed…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Learning Disabilities, Child Welfare, Specialists
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Thurman, Sue; Jones, Jane; Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
The provision of appropriate accessible or easy information has been recognized as a right for people with learning difficulties (Department of Health 2001a). However, there is a large and growing group of people with learning difficulties whose needs cannot be met by the use of techniques such as short sentences and appropriate pictures or…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Mental Retardation, Access to Information, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
The paper describes how a group of self advocates wrote a book. It discusses each of the stages of writing and developing the book. It says why they wanted to write a book, what they thought about making information easier and how they chose the right words and pictures. It shows that people with learning disabilities can make easy information for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Access to Information, Self Advocacy, Young Adults
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Tarleton, Beth; Ward, Linda – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
This article provides an overview of the methods and findings of a project, commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence, to explore the information needs of young people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters at transition. It describes how a group of young people with learning disabilities were trained in research…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups