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Pethica, Stefania; Bigham, Katie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Parenting can be challenging for people with intellectual disabilities. The nature of the parents' intellectual disability as well as past experiences of institutionalisation, insensitive care and inadequate support can interfere with parents' capacity to provide responsive and appropriate parenting to their own children. This can…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Milot, Élise; Turcotte, Daniel; Tétreault, Sylvie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
In several countries, a growing number of adults with cognitive limitations decide to become parents. However, exercising this right requires the implementation of measures and services that foster their ability to assume parental responsibilities. This study presents results collected in an exploratory study documenting the type of support…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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Brooks, Johnell O.; Mossey, Mary E.; Tyler, Peg; Collins, James C. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Research examining driver training for young adults with intellectual disabilities has been limited since the 1970s. The current pilot and exploratory study investigated teaching pre-driving skills (i.e. lane keeping and speed maintenance) to young adults with intellectual disabilities using an interactive driving simulator to provide dynamic and…
Descriptors: Driver Education, Young Adults, Mental Retardation, Simulation
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Codling, Mary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Annual health checks for people with learning disabilities are a concept that was introduced by the Government in 2001 as a catalyst to improve access to health services and identify health needs that have previously gone undetected. Nonetheless, to date, there has been little evidence of the effectiveness of these health checks. This study seeks…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Optometry, Vision, Mental Retardation
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Porter, Eleanor; Kidd, Gillian; Murray, Nicola; Uytman, Clare; Spink, Allison; Anderson, Bethany – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The literature agrees that an increasing number of people who have a learning disability have children. This group of parents are expected to fit into existing health services and are disadvantaged when presented with complex information regarding pregnancy and birth. There is a dearth of information in relation to accessible information on…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Learning Disabilities, Health Services, Best Practices
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Sheerin, Fintan K. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
It is being increasingly recognised that the achievement of improved health outcomes for people with learning disabilities is central to the role of learning disability nurses. This is in recognition of the fact that an increasing body of evidence has demonstrated that these people often have poorer health outcomes than those in the mainstream…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Evidence, Nurses, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Holman, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Athletes with learning disabilities have had a difficult time being included in the Paralympics. They have faced a lot of discrimination, including from other disabled athletes, and just when they were finally included (at the Sydney games in 2000), the Spanish Basketball team cheated by having players on their team who did not have learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Athletes, Team Sports
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Bane, Geraldine; Deely, Marie; Donohoe, Brian; Dooher, Martin; Flaherty, Josephine; Iriarte, Edurne Garcia; Hopkins, Rob; Mahon, Ann; Minogue, Ger; Mc Donagh, Padraig; O'Doherty, Siobhain; Curry, Martin; Shannon, Stephen; Tierney, Edel; Wolfe, Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This study explored the perspectives of people with learning disabilities on relationships and supports in the Republic of Ireland. A national research network consisting of 21 researchers with learning disabilities, 12 supporters, and 7 university researchers conducted the study. Researchers with learning disabilities and their supporters ran 16…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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McInnis, Erica E.; Hills, Alan; Chapman, Melanie J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Access to learning disability services in England is often governed by eligibility criteria. A semistructured questionnaire was completed by clinical psychologists in the north-west of England about service eligibility criteria and psychologists' role within the referral process to learning disability services. The survey highlighted both…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This article is about the lived experiences and friendships of a small group of people with a learning disability who live without support in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. The findings are from an inclusive research project, that was named "Money, Friends and Making Ends Meet" and the participants who researched their own…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Networks, Friendship, Social Capital
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Leeds, Lesley; Srinivasan, Janaki – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
People with a learning disability are just as likely as people in the general population to be at risk of cerebrovascular disease, due to the presence of undetected/undertreated vascular risk factors. When people with a learning disability are presenting with additional cognitive impairment, it is important to consider a range of conditions that…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Risk, Mental Retardation, Neurological Impairments
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McLaughlin, Katrina; Jones, Aled – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
A qualitative interview study was undertaken to determine the information and support needs of carers of adults who have Down's syndrome and dementia. The data were analysed thematically. Carers' information and support needs were seen to change at pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and post-diagnosis. Helping carers to manage the changing nature of the…
Descriptors: Caring, Parent Attitudes, Dementia, Identification
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Ferguson, Morag; Jarrett, Dominic; Terras, Melody – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
People with learning disabilities have fewer choice opportunities than the general population. Existing research provides some insight, but the choice-making experiences of those who do not always utilise available healthcare remains under-explored. This research explored the choice-making experiences of two groups of individuals with a learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Adults, Adult Education
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Carnaby, Steven; Roberts, Bron; Lang, Janet; Nielsen, Prue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Social inclusion and citizenship form the key objective of "Valuing People Now" (2009), but achieving this meaningfully with people whose behaviour can challenge services remains elusive for many services. This article describes the philosophy, development, operationalisation and evaluation of a person-centred day opportunities and supported…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Hooper, Jeff; Wigram, Tony; Carson, Derek; Lindsay, Bill – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Previous researchers who compared how people with, and without, an intellectual disability respond to music focused on musical aptitude, but not on arousal. This paper presents the background, methodology, and results of a study that selected fifteen different pieces of music, and compared the arousal response of adults with (n = 48), and without…
Descriptors: Music, Mental Retardation, Correlation, Disabilities
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