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Williams, John; Carter, Neil – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
In 2009 the city of Leicester hosted the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games. Around 2500 athletes with learning disabilities competed in 21 sports. This article argues that this sporting mega-event had important potential legacy consequences for the hosts, the governing body --Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB)--and also for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Mental Retardation, Developmental Disabilities
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Chapman, Melanie; Gledhill, Paul; Jones, Phillip; Burton, Mark; Soni, Saroj – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
This paper describes the findings of a survey into prescribing of psychotropic medication with adults with learning disabilities in a British city. A self-completion questionnaire was sent to staff in dispersed housing and community learning disability teams to gather information about the number of people prescribed psychoactive medication, the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Adults, Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Ward, Linda; Howarth, Joyce; Rodgers, Jackie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
This article describes two workshops that explained the use of prenatal testing and genetic information to inform choices in pregnancy to people with learning difficulties, explored the issues with them, and describe the contribution subsequently made by these people to a British national conference on this subject. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Abortions, Adults, Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries
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Young, Susan; Newland, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A case study describes the developmental course of a young man with mild learning disabilities and the core features of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. It illustrates how an inclusive account of challenging behavior can be developed using concepts from mainstream psychological activity. The implications of developing alternative accounts…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems, Case Studies, Clinical Diagnosis
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Banat, D.; Summers, S.; Pring, T. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study investigated care staff (n=12) perceptions of the language comprehension levels of adults with learning disabilities. Differences between estimates and actual scores increased with sentence difficulty. At the highest level of difficulty, staff consistently over estimated the clients' ability, while both under and over estimation occurred…
Descriptors: Adults, Attendants, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Caregivers
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Whitaker, Simon; Hirst, Daniel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
It is argued that challenging behavior can be better understood if a correlational analysis (looking for correlations between behavior occurrence and other variables) is used in addition to functional analysis. A case example is provided of a man whose aggressive outbursts were negatively correlated with trips out of his unit. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adults, Aggression, Autism, Behavior Modification
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Macleod, Fiona J.; Morrison, Fred; Swanston, Michael; Lindsay, William – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study examined relocation effects on challenging and communicative behaviors of four individuals with severe learning disabilities who moved from a hospital for people with learning disabilities into a community project home. There was an overall decrease in adaptive behaviors and inactivity levels and increases in communicative and challenging…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled)
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Hooper, Helen; Walker, Margaret – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A survey of 23 establishments found 16 were still very active in using the Makaton peer tutoring method and reported that the method had not only contributed to an increase in communication and the effectiveness of interactions, but had also resulted in increased self-esteem, confidence, and assertiveness. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Communication Skills, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication