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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
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Lloyd, Janette; Jobling, Anne; White, Emma Louise; Labosse, Michel; Moni, Karen; Cuskelly, Monica; McMahon, Mary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper reports the use of a dialogic approach to working inclusively with two young people with intellectual disability as part of a Research Reference Committee for a project that examined how adults with intellectual disability and their families plan for their future. The paper begins with an overview of the role of the Research Reference…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Young Adults, Research Committees
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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
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Doody, Owen; Bailey, Maria E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability experience the same chronic diseases and conditions as the general population, but are more likely to have physical and psychological co-morbidities, resulting in a higher risk of experiencing pain and having more frequent or severe pain. Method: This position paper aims to highlight the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Pain, Evaluation Methods, Nurses
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Connell, Zara O.; Halloran, Maeve O.; Doody, Owen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are born into families and influence family functioning both positively and negatively. One of the most enduring relationships a person with ASD will have is their relationship with a brother or sister. Services for people with ASD should provide effective support to families, which include brothers,…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Sibling Relationship, Family Programs
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Tinney, Grainne; Forde, Jenny; Hone, Loraine; Flanagan, Lisa; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper outlines a programme "Safe and Social" that has been implemented with adults with intellectual disability across multiple contexts in a service based in Ireland. The emphasis within the programme is on providing service users and staff with a framework and the necessary language to discuss social behaviours and boundaries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Social Behavior, Social Development
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Russell, Oliver – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper explores how Norah Fry's concerns of 100 years ago have been relevant to the work of the Norah Fry Research Centre. In 1898, Norah Fry began to investigate the social conditions and educational needs of people with learning disabilities living in Bristol and Somerset. In reporting her findings to a Royal Commission in 1905, she set out…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Educational Needs, Advocacy
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Goodwin, Julian; Mason, Victoria; Williams, Val; Townsley, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper discusses the provision of easy information about research to people with learning disabilities, their families and supporters. We explore some different ways we have used over the past 25 years, to make sure that research has the greatest impact both in the UK and abroad. We discuss first the process of providing easy-read versions of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Information Dissemination, Access to Information, Foreign Countries
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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper considers the impact of research and development work around parenting by adults with a learning difficulty undertaken at the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) since 2005. It discusses how our understanding of the support needs of parents with learning difficulties grew through an initial mapping study which led to the concept of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Adults, Parents with Disabilities, Needs Assessment
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Northway, Ruth; Hurley, Karen; O'Connor, Chris; Thomas, Helen; Howarth, Joyce; Langley, Emma; Bale, Sue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
While recent years have seen an increase in the number of participatory and inclusive research studies being undertaken where people with learning disabilities are active members of the research team, little has been published about how teams decide what to research. This paper aims to fill this gap by discussing how in one area of Wales a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Educational Research, Developmental Disabilities
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Tozer, Rosemary; Atkin, Karl; Wenham, Aniela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Adult siblings of people with autism and a learning disability have hitherto been largely overlooked by research, policy and practice in the UK. As part of a qualitative study focussing on adult siblings, we met twelve people with autism plus severe learning disability with their brother or sister. Individually tailored resources were used to make…
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Developmental Disabilities
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Boodle, Anna; Ellem, Kathy; Chenoweth, Lesley – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
People with an intellectual disability in prison can be at increased risk of victimisation, segregation and isolation (Mullen ). Prison systems usually have very few resources to cater to this group's particular needs, and many people may re-enter the community with little or no rehabilitation, poor social connections, poor mental health and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Retardation
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Abbott, David; Marriott, Anna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
In the UK, policy on adult social care places an emphasis on maximising choice and control for service users, including people with learning disabilities. The shift from the provision of organised services for groups of people to offering individual and personal budgets and pots of money for people to buy their own services has major implications…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Money Management, Decision Making
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Brown, Freddy Jackson; Cooper, Kate; Diebel, Tara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
People with learning disabilities have higher levels of health needs compared with the general population (Nocon, 2006, Background evidence for the DRC's formal investigation into health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. London and Manchester, Disability Rights Commission). Research has shown…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Disabilities, Barriers, Health Services
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Holman, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
Paul Burstow, a former minister for social care, was once charged with finding savings in care services. He completed his last two years, cut the Valuing People Now programme early, and returned to the back benches. He did, however, draft a Care and Support Bill and has subsequently used this experience to chair a joint Parliamentary Scrutiny…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Public Policy, Accessibility (for Disabled), Foreign Countries
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