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Sheridan, Ciara; OMalley-Keighran, Mary-Pat; Carroll, Clare – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: There is a wealth of research on adolescents with Down syndrome (DS) covering a large range of topics such as obesity, speech and language, education and health-related quality of life. However, for quality of life, much of the available literature for adolescents with DS relies on parent proxy reporting. This results in more research…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Quality of Life, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents
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Hodge, Nick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
"Positive handling" has become a popular intervention within education and other services in England in the management of behaviours that challenge. This paper uses a vignette of an observation of the handling of children with autism as a starting point for consideration of whether this practice can ever really be experienced as positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Childrens Rights, Behavior Problems, Disabilities