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McInnis, Erica E.; Hills, Alan; Chapman, Melanie J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Access to learning disability services in England is often governed by eligibility criteria. A semistructured questionnaire was completed by clinical psychologists in the north-west of England about service eligibility criteria and psychologists' role within the referral process to learning disability services. The survey highlighted both…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Stickley, Theodore; Crosbie, Brian; Hui, Ada – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
The Stage Life was a participatory arts programme for people attending a day services provision in Nottinghamshire. The uniqueness of this programme was that it was provided in a local disused cinema acquired by the local authority for community-based activities amongst disadvantaged groups. The Stage Life aimed to build the community arts…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Art Activities, Young Adults
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Hackett, Latha; Theodosiou, Louise; Bond, Caroline; Blackburn, Claire; Lever, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
To plan the effective delivery of local services, it is important to find out the extent to which children with learning disabilities are perceived as experiencing difficulties such as finding it hard to behave or make friends, or being overactive. Having obtained ethical approval, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire was sent to 178…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Urban Areas
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Kontu, Elina K.; Pirttimaa, Raija A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
Ten years ago children diagnosed as having severe/profound intellectual disabilities were allowed to attend and study in Finnish comprehensive schools. The nationwide intensive developmental work for creating a curriculum for this group of students began earlier, in the 1980s. The aim of this study was to discover what types of models of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Curriculum, Severe Mental Retardation