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Keyes, Sarah E.; Brandon, Toby – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Mutual Support, a model of peer support by and for people with learning difficulties, was constructed through a participatory research process. The research focussed on individual narratives from people with learning difficulties. These narratives were then brought together to form a collective model of support. This paper outlines the detailed…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Participatory Research, Self Advocacy, Personal Narratives
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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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Stickley, Theodore; Crosbie, Brian; Hui, Ada – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The Stage Life was a participatory arts programme for people attending a day services provision in Nottinghamshire. The uniqueness of this programme was that it was provided in a local disused cinema acquired by the local authority for community-based activities amongst disadvantaged groups. The Stage Life aimed to build the community arts…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Art Activities, Young Adults
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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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Hackett, Latha; Theodosiou, Louise; Bond, Caroline; Blackburn, Claire; Lever, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
To plan the effective delivery of local services, it is important to find out the extent to which children with learning disabilities are perceived as experiencing difficulties such as finding it hard to behave or make friends, or being overactive. Having obtained ethical approval, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was sent to 178…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Urban Areas
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Kontu, Elina K.; Pirttimaa, Raija A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Ten years ago children diagnosed as having severe/profound intellectual disabilities were allowed to attend and study in Finnish comprehensive schools. The nationwide intensive developmental work for creating a curriculum for this group of students began earlier, in the 1980s. The aim of this study was to discover what types of models of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum, Severe Mental Retardation
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Kaehne, Axel; Beyer, Stephen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The paper reports the findings of a study of professionals in strategic and operational positions who were involved in transition planning for young people with learning disabilities. Respondents were asked to comment on what they regarded as the optimal aim and outcome of transition from school to post-school placements. The results illustrate…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Secondary School Students, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies