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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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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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Delancy, Patrick; O'Ddriscoll, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This is a short oral historical account of a former patient's working life inside and outside a learning disability hospital. After working in a variety of jobs inside the hospital, he obtained a pass to work outside the hospital, while still living there. After leaving, he continued to work in a variety of settings.
Descriptors: Oral History, Learning Disabilities, Hospitals, Patients
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Abraham, Jane; Cooper, Mabel; Ferris, Gloria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Mabel Cooper and Gloria Ferris spent their early adult life in St. Lawrence's Hospital in Caterham. This was in the late 1950s to early 1970s. This is their memories of how they spent their time. It includes the work they did and leisure. They also write about the tokens that were used in the hospital instead of money.
Descriptors: Hospitals, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health
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Cadbury, Heather; Whitmore, Michelle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
The article explores the changes in care over the years for people with a learning disability by focusing on the life story of one individual, Patricia Collen, who spent many years within an institution. Her story shows that it is possible for people with a learning disability to live a full and active life, either in the community or within an…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Residential Institutions, Residential Care
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Hemmings, C. P.; O'Hara, J.; McCarthy, J.; Holt, G.; Eoster, F.; Costello, H.; Hammond, R.; Xenitidis, K.; Bouras, N. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This study aimed to compare the characteristics of service users with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems admitted to either a specialist or a generic inpatient unit in an area of South London. Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of consecutive admissions over a 5.5-year period were recorded using a questionnaire. Key…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Adults, Comparative Analysis, Mental Health
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Harwood, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
In 2005, the Royal College of Psychiatry Faculty of Learning Disability's three judges unanimously awarded the inaugural Medical Student Essay Prize to Ian Harwood, a mature medical student at Barts & The London School of Medicine. This reflective piece records an undergraduate's contact with an adolescent suffering from advanced Sanfillipo…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Medical Schools, Medical Students, Communication Skills
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Parkes, Charles; Samuels, Sarah; Hassiotis, Angela; Lynggaard, Henrik; Hall, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
During the 1990s, a decision was made within the Learning Disabilities services of Camden & Islington to develop a local integrated service for people requiring an acute psychiatric admission. There had been little research at the time on the experiences of people with learning disabilities within the type of inner London acute mental health…
Descriptors: Psychiatric Services, Health Services, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation
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O'Hara, Jean; Martin, Hemmie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A study analyzed data on 54 parents with learning disabilities, 30 of whom were Bangladeshi, who came into contact with the specialist community learning disability health team in East London over 5 years. Ninety-one pregnancies were documented. Out of a total of 79 births, 16 children were removed into care. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries