NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Audience
Laws, Policies, & Programs
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 103 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cameron, Harriet; Cooper, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This small study explores the lived experience of four UK-based fathers (one black British, one white Polish and two white British) caring for at least one child with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism. The key aim was to get as close as possible to understanding the experience of these fathers in their role as carers.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bates, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Adopting a vegetarian diet is becoming increasingly popular within the UK, for reasons such as perceived health benefits and concerns over animal welfare. The study explores attitudes towards vegetarianism/veganism among adults with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Animals, Adults, Intellectual Disability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Martin, Rachel; Murray, Aja – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It has been suggested that COVID-19 and the associated restrictions are likely to have a negative impact on the provision of positive behavioural support (PBS) to people with an intellectual disability. Methods: Fifty-eight staff, who had recently completed an accredited positive behavioural support (PBS) programme, responded to an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McKim, Jules; Samuel, Judith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) provides an overarching framework for supporting quality-of-life improvements for people who use challenging behaviour. Rapport, or the lack of it, is well understood as a setting factor for some challenging behaviours. Intensive Interaction is an approach that, among other possible outcomes, can…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Perera, Bhathika; Audi, Salma; Solomou, Solomis; Courtenay, Ken; Ramsay, Hugh – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Studies have reported increased prevalence of physical and mental health conditions in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) compared to people without intellectual disabilities. However, there are no studies looking into specific health conditions at a national level and comparing with areas that are socio-economically…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McKerr, Lyn; McConnell, Emma L.; Black, Shelley A.; McClelland, Julie; Little, Julie A.; Saunders, Kathryn J.; Dillenburger, Karola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Children with identified special educational needs are at higher risk than other children of having visual needs that are not adequately met. This paper evaluates the impact of addressing the visual needs of these children on behaviour and academic achievements in a number of case studies. Method: Nine children (4-11 years of age, from…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Access to Education, Special Needs Students
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Mengoni, Silvana E.; Redman, Sandra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of serious health conditions, particularly in early childhood. Published guidelines promote the identification and monitoring of health issues and adherence could reduce health inequalities, yet there is limited research about the extent to which health monitoring occurs as…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Young Children, At Risk Persons, Child Health
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bourne, Jane; Selman, Matthew; Hackett, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The UK Government's Transforming Care Agenda for people with learning disabilities has struggled to meet its goals of reducing inpatient beds and building community-based support. This article reports on the experiences of support staff who attended dramatherapy groups developed to assist transitions from an inpatient hospital and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Intellectual Disability
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Sutton, Paul; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Historically, the emotional lives and mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities received scant attention, especially when the policy of institutionalisation was at its zenith in the UK. Materials and Methods: This case study employed biographical narrative interviews based on a psychosocial approach. The main sources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Psychological Needs
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Brennan, Hope; Westbrook, Jenna; Parry, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
1.1 Background: Compassion is one of the six core principles that the NHS means to promote within health care. Research concerning compassion within learning disability services is scarce; therefore, the current study aimed to explore the experiences of compassion of professionals within learning disability services. 1.2 Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Altruism, Intellectual Disability, Professional Personnel, Quality of Life
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Walton, Catherine; Isaac, Andrew; Kerr, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of bone disease, muscle weakness and fractures. The aim of this systematic review is to assess for the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in people with learning disability. Method: The "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses" checklist was followed where…
Descriptors: Incidence, Nutrition, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Persons
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gobrial, Ereny; McAnelly, Su; Shannon, Patrick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper outlines, through a transnational discourse between partners in Egypt and the UK, an overview of the literature on the definition and features of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) with associated learning needs and health conditions as applied to children and young people in Egypt. As a low- to middle-income country, Egypt has a poor and…
Descriptors: Children, Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Previous Page | Next Page ยป
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7