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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Two young men disclosed emotional, sexual and physical abuse while attending college and living with Shared Lives carers in the UK. This paper provides a narrative account of the period when the two men were exposed to the abuse, the disclosures, the investigation and the legal and safeguarding investigation outcomes. A second paper describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This is the second of two papers describing a case study of two young men with complex learning disabilities. They presented with severe trauma-related mental distress following alleged sexual, emotional and physical abuse. This paper concerns the psychological intervention and support provided for them and their families over a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene; Lam, Claire Kar Kei; Marsden, Daniel; Conway, Bernie; Harris, Claire; Jeffrey, David; Jordan, Leon; Keagan-Bull, Richard; McDermott, Michelle; Newton, Dan; Stapelberg, Diane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within learning disability research, it is important to involve people with learning disabilities at all stages, but there are limited opportunities for them to learn about the research process or to gain research skills. Method: An eight-session research training course for people with learning disabilities was developed and piloted…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Research Skills, Training Methods, Learning Disabilities
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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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Wilson, Heidi; Bialk, Philip; Freeze, Trevi B.; Freeze, Rick; Lutfiyya, Zana M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Building a meaningful and valued life for individuals with learning disabilities requires the sustained, diligent and coordinated efforts of family members, supporters, educators and the individuals themselves. In this article, the formative childhood and adolescent experiences of two young adults with learning disabilities, leading to their…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Young Adults, Transitional Programs
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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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Heslop, Pauline; Abbott, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This article describes research undertaken between 2004 and 2006 about the issues faced by 15 young people with a wide range of learning difficulties in out-of-area residential schools and colleges at transition. The process of transition planning was hampered by the distance between the school/college and the "home authority" of the young person;…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Transitional Programs, Residential Schools, Young Adults
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O'Brien, Patricia; Shevlin, Michael; O'Keefe, Molly; Fitzgerald, Stephanie; Curtis, Stephen; Kenny, Mairin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of students with intellectual disabilities gaining access into a university setting, specifically Trinity College Dublin. The topic is important as gaining access to a university setting for students with intellectual disabilities is not commonplace. The study was qualitative in design…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Focus Groups, Tutors, Disabilities
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Bjornsdottir, Kristin; Svensdottir, Aileen Soffia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
The aim of this paper is to reflect on research collaboration between a research participant with learning disability and a nondisabled doctoral student. In the paper we explore the inclusiveness of our research partnership and how collaborative life histories can be empowering both for participants and researchers. We suggest that it is possible…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Researchers, Heterogeneous Grouping, Learning Disabilities
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Owen, Sara; Standen, Penny – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Recruitment onto pre-registration learning disability nursing courses has decreased considerably over the last decade. This paper reports the findings of the first stage of a longitudinal study that investigated the factors that influence students to train as learning disability nurses, and those that influence their decision to continue or leave…
Descriptors: Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Nurses, Mental Retardation
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Hreinsdottir, Eyglo Ebba; Stefansdottir, Guorun; Lewthwaite, Anne; Ledger, Sue; Shufflebotham, Lindy – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This paper uses oral history and documentary materials to develop a cross-cultural comparison of the experiences of two self-advocates who spent significant parts of their lives in learning difficulty institutions in England and Iceland. Anne Lewthwaite and Eyglo Ebba Hreinsdottir, born in the same era (1948-1950), were linked through the Open…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Advocacy, Cross Cultural Studies, Oral History