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Firth, Graham – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
Intensive Interaction is an empirically researched approach to developing fundamental communication and sociability for people with severe and profound learning disabilities and/or autism. However, it is the author's contention that certain aspects of Intensive Interaction are not universally conceptualised in a uniform manner, and that there are…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Interaction, Models, Autism
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Finlay, W. Mick L.; Antaki, Charles; Walton, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
In this paper we argue that video recording of actual practice should be a central tool for organisations attempting to improve services for people with learning disabilities. Since an important site for the disempowerment of service-users is in everyday, mundane interactions with service staff, an approach to staff development is needed which…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Guidelines, Staff Development
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Day, Steve – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
If ever there was a right time to write about Learning Disability Services in the context of a transformation, this is it. I am not writing about the subject as a single entity, divorced from the bigger picture of what is happening to society and the world about us. Whatever "transforming" is going on for people with learning disability, it is…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Postmodernism, Persuasive Discourse
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Fitzgerald, Hayley – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
In this paper I continue to develop the growing interest in working with research approaches that enable people experiencing severe learning disabilities to participate in research activities. In particular, I discuss a research project that adopted a number of data generation strategies, including a drama pilot project. In this paper I focus on…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Pilot Projects, Research Methodology, Learning Disabilities
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Banham, Ken; Garrett, Malcolm; McClean, Arlene; Strydom, Andre; Hassiotis, Angela; Williams, Val; Palmer, Neil; England, Tiffany – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article is written by two British people with learning disabilities and their health care team. It is about their wish to move into homes in the community after years in hospitals. They explain the service experiences they have had and what they are looking forward to in the future. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled), Foreign Countries, Group Homes