NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing 1 to 15 of 25 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chiner, Esther; Gómez-Puerta, Marcos; Cardona-Moltó, María Cristina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Internet offers opportunities to people with intellectual disabilities, but it also involves some risks. The aim of this study was to explore these issues considering caregivers and people with intellectual disabilities' perspectives. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted. The sample consisted of 77…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Attitude Measures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Chadwick, Darren D.; Quinn, Sally; Fullwood, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Information and communication technologies, with the Internet at the forefront, have the potential to enhance the knowledge, service, employment, development and social interactional opportunities available to people with intellectual disabilities. Despite this, people with intellectual disabilities are not accessing the Internet to…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Assistive Technology, Attitude Measures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bates, Claire; Terry, Louise; Popple, Keith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Love is important aspect of life, including to people with learning disabilities both historically and more recently. Participants value the companionship, support and social status associated with a partner. Relationships are considered mechanisms to meet certain needs including feeling loved, company, intimacy and enabling…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bartle, Janet; Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Recent government policy has focused on reducing the number of people with a learning disability receiving treatment for challenging behaviour or mental health difficulties in hospitals (including in assessment and treatment units; ATU). People with a learning disability should be supported to remain in their community when receiving…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Behavior Problems, Mental Disorders, Hospitals
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gifford, Clive; Knott, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: This study investigated whether care staff's causal attributions and emotional reactions to the challenging behaviour displayed by service users were influenced by the service user's diagnostic label. Materials and Method: One hundred and twenty care staff were randomly allocated to one of three conditions. Participants viewed a video…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Caregiver Attitudes, Emotional Response, Clinical Diagnosis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Randle-Phillips, Cathy; Farquhar, Sarah; Thomas, Sally – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: This study describes how a specific narrative therapy approach called 'the tree of life' was adapted to run a group for women with learning disabilities. The group consisted of four participants and ran for five consecutive weeks. Materials and Methods: Participants each constructed a tree to represent their lives and presented their…
Descriptors: Females, Intellectual Disability, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
McNair, Louisa; Woodrow, Ceri; Hare, Dougal – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Government strategy indicates that individuals with learning disabilities should have access to adapted psychological therapies. Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is recommended for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD); however, there is little published research regarding whether it can be appropriately adapted for…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Case Studies, Behavior Modification, Attitude Change
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Petner-Arrey, Jami; Copeland, Susan R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study from the south-western United States investigated the perceptions of persons with intellectual disability receiving support and of persons providing support regarding the autonomy of people with intellectual disability. The participants included 10 people with intellectual disability and 10 support workers. Through interviews, this…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Attitude Measures, Personal Autonomy, Interviews
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Davys, Deborah; Mitchell, Duncan; Haigh, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A total of 15 adult siblings of people who have a learning disability were interviewed in relation to their future wishes and expectations of care giving. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyse transcripts from the interviews where it was demonstrated that futures planning remains an area of difficulty for families of…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Mental Retardation, Phenomenology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Kenyon, Elinor; Beail, Nigel; Jackson, Tom – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Studies have focused on the experience of diagnosis from the perspectives of parents of children with learning disabilities, but there has been limited methodologically rigorous investigation into the experience for the person themselves. Eight participants were recruited from a range of different backgrounds. Interviews were analysed using…
Descriptors: Interviews, Phenomenology, Mental Retardation, Disabilities
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cumella, Stuart; Heslam, Sheila – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
There has been limited research on the attitudes of family carers and the part they play in helping people with a learning disability choose accommodation. A postal questionnaire was sent to family carers of people with Down's Syndrome, to identify their attitudes to supported living, their experience of the application process, and the…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Questionnaires, Caregivers, Attitude Measures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Anslow, Katharine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This research aimed to illuminate the experiences of adults with learning disabilities of the reflecting team, in the context of their systemic family therapy. Five adults with learning disabilities were recruited from one community learning disability team. A qualitative design using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was appropriate…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Counseling, Teamwork, Adults
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gifford, Clive; Evers, Catherine; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Clinical psychologists are well placed to work with people with learning disabilities given the high prevalence of psychiatric disorders in this population and the specialist training undertaken by psychologists. The evidence for psychological interventions in learning disabilities is scarce compared to the evidence for mainstream psychological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Semi Structured Interviews, Counseling Psychology
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dalton, Caroline; Sweeney, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
This study explores front-line staff knowledge and perceptions of how people with intellectual disability residing in residential services are supported to communicate effectively. Participants ("n" = 138) completed a self-report questionnaire adapted from an instrument developed by DeSimone & Cascella (2005) "Journal of…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Caregivers, Knowledge Level, Attitude Measures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Furniss, Kate Atkins; Loverseed, Annie; Lippold, Tessa; Dodd, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
It is well established that people with Down's syndrome are more likely to develop dementia than other people and that onset of dementia is likely to occur earlier at an earlier age. The article reports on a specialist service for people with Down's syndrome and dementia. The service has offered dementia screening and assessment to people with…
Descriptors: Caring, Dementia, Semi Structured Interviews, Caregivers
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2