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Connaughton, Helen; Cline, Tony – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Research suggests that, in spite of legislation, the process of transition from school is problematic for most young people with disabilities. Best practices in transition emphasise the importance of providing personalised transition supports. This study, which took place in Ireland, aimed to explore the application of social role…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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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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Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Cithambaram, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Recently, more and more people with intellectual disabilities have been dying from life-limiting conditions, and on many occasions, people with intellectual disabilities have not been informed of this. There is limited evidence concerning the views and opinions of this cohort regarding the information that is needed in order for…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Death
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Tinney, Grainne; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Models of service delivery for adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland increasingly focus on delivering services within local communities. Preparation for this transition often focuses on practical skills. Our service received complaints about unacceptable behaviour (i.e., shoplifting), by some service users. Although such…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Adults
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McClean, Katie; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: The present study investigated psychologists' views of the experience of death and bereavement among children with intellectual disabilities. Materials and Methods: Twelve psychologists with experience of working with children with intellectual disabilities (Educational = 2, Clinical = 8, and Behavioural analysts = 2; average years of…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Counselor Attitudes, Intellectual Disability, Children
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Cithambaram, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: In recent times, people with intellectual disabilities are increasingly included in research studies; however, their participation in sensitive research such as palliative and end-of-life care is less frequent. The reasons for not including people with intellectual disabilities in these kinds of research studies are issues in relation…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Death, Health Services
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Egan, Caroline; Dalton, Caroline Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are experiencing increased longevity, and in parallel, their family caregivers are also ageing. The literature identifies that these caregivers are at risk of burden. The aim of this study was to measure the level of caregiver burden among older carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Salmon, Nancy; Garcia Iriarte, Edurne; Donohoe, Brian; Murray, Laura; Singleton, Greg; Barrett, Mary; Dillon, Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live well in communities they choose is deinstitutionalisation's central aim and endorsed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (UN, 2006). This study focused on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Place of Residence, Adults
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Nicholson, Emma; Guerin, Suzanne; Keogh, Fiona; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Respite care is an essential support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families; however, there is limited evidence examining different models of respite care. The present research examined quality of life among adults with intellectual disabilities using three different models of respite services in Ireland. Method:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Residential Care
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Reidy, Mary; Denieffe, Suzanne; Foran, Sinéad – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Internationally, it is known that there are gaps in cancer and screening awareness among women with intellectual disabilities. Little is known about this awareness among Irish women with intellectual disabilities. The aim of this study was to explore this awareness among these women. Materials and Methods: The study design incorporated…
Descriptors: Cancer, Screening Tests, Females, Intellectual Disability
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Byrne, Gary; Sarma, Kiran M.; Hendler, John; O'Connell, Anthony – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Raising a child with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) presents many challenges and learning experiences for parents and other family members. There has been limited research to date on Irish parents' experience of raising a child with ASC. The aim of this study was to describe the experience of a sample of Irish parents who have a…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Child Rearing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Caples, Maria; Martin, Anne-Marie; Dalton, Caroline; Marsh, Lynne; Savage, Eileen; Knafl, George; Van Riper, Marcia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Down syndrome is a genetic condition that affects people of all races, nationalities and socioeconomic status. The incidence of Down syndrome in Ireland is estimated to be 1 in 546, with approximately 7,000 people with Down syndrome living in Ireland. While some families of individuals with Down syndrome may find it difficult to adapt,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Salmon, Nancy; Barry, Aoife; Hutchins, Enid – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (United Nations, 2006) sets the expectation that people with disabilities be involved in research that affects their lives. Inclusive research moves people with intellectual disabilities away from being research subjects, towards power-balanced…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Adults
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Marsh, Lynne; Warren, Patricia-Leahy; Savage, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: In recent years, there has been a growth of research on men's experiences of becoming fathers, most of which relates to a typically developing child without intellectual disabilities. While some studies have specifically explored the experiences of becoming a father of a child with an intellectual disability, there are few studies from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fathers, Intellectual Disability, Children
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