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Giri, Abhrajit; Aylott, Jill; Giri, Prosenjit; Ferguson-Wormley, Sally; Evans, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Only 5.9% of working adults with a learning disability are in paid employment and their family-carers are similarly likely to be unemployed, as they continue to take on an extended caring and advocacy role as the welfare state retreats. Despite social policy efforts to stimulate employment for people with a learning disability, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Caregivers, Employment
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Rushton, Rosie; Kossyvaki, Lila – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Music is weaved within our cultures; it is ever-present within daily-life and can considerably influence our mood, well-being and relationships. This study explores parental perceptions of the role of music in the home-lives of children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the UK. It considers parental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Parent Attitudes, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Metcalfe, Dale; Whelan, Kathryn; Murray, Aja L. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: High staff turnover presents a challenge to the provision of good quality community-based support to people with an intellectual disability. While recent research has identified factors that are thought to be important for staff retention, their relative importance to social care staff is unknown. The aim of this study was to address…
Descriptors: Labor Turnover, Social Services, Caregivers, Intellectual Disability
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McShea, Lynzee; Giles, Karen; Murphy, Ashley; Ling, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Annual health checks in primary care include hearing assessment, though current guidance recommends subjective assessment only. Previous studies suggest this is inadequate and recommend objective alternatives such as hearing screening. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of hearing screening and examine the last recorded annual…
Descriptors: Audiology, Auditory Evaluation, Hearing Impairments, Adults
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Howell, Melanie; Bradshaw, Jill; Langdon, Peter E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: This study outlines how a modified Delphi procedure was used with special educational needs teachers to select skills and behaviours for inclusion in the Assessment of Barriers to Learning in Education-Autism (ABLE-Autism). The ABLE-Autism is a new teacher assessment to show progress in barriers to learning for pupils on the autism…
Descriptors: Delphi Technique, Teacher Attitudes, Special Education Teachers, Measures (Individuals)
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Muddle, Sarah; McElwee, Jennifer; Vincent, Regine; Birdsey, Nicola; Best, Lara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: The promotion of secure attachment relationships in childhood leads to better outcomes in later life (British Psychological Society 2017, "Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists Working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities"). The Circle of Security…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Learning Disabilities
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Caton, Sue; Landman, Roderick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Young people with learning disabilities are increasingly using the Internet but can be vulnerable to being victimised online. As learning disability services develop guidance on how to support Internet use, it is important to explore what support is necessary. Methods: This research used interviews and focus groups to explore what…
Descriptors: Internet, Safety, Intellectual Disability, Victims
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Krisson, Emma; Qureshi, Maria; Head, Annabel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Inclusive research requires adapting methodologies to meet the needs of people with all degrees of intellectual disabilities. However, it must also balance this with the requirements of academic research. Building from previous research a study was completed to illustrate how photovoice could not only be adapted to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Photography, Audio Equipment, Participatory Research, Identification (Psychology)
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Connaughton, Helen; Cline, Tony – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Research suggests that, in spite of legislation, the process of transition from school is problematic for most young people with disabilities. Best practices in transition emphasise the importance of providing personalised transition supports. This study, which took place in Ireland, aimed to explore the application of social role…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Symonds, Jon; Abbott, David; Dugdale, Daryl – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This article reports on the perspectives of fathers with a learning disability in England about being fathers and the support they have received. Although there is an established literature that considers parenting with a learning disability, few studies have focused on the perspectives of fathers. Method: We adopted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Learning Disabilities
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Yurrebaso Atutxa, Garazi; Martínez-Rueda, Natxo; Galarreta Lasa, Javier – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Although studies have long identified the practices that must be included in transition programmes to improve the outcomes for young people with intellectual disabilities when becoming adults, less information is available regarding the degree to which those best practices are being developed and/or implemented. Materials and methods:…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities
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Turnpenny, Agnes; Rand, Stacey; Whelton, Beckie; Beadle-Brown, Julie; Babaian, Jacinta – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: There are a growing number of people with learning disabilities and autism who access personal budgets in the form of direct payments in England. Although they are often involved in decisions about their support, personal budgets are usually managed by someone else, typically a parent. This study examined the experiences of carers who…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Money Management, Budgets, Adults
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Cameron, Harriet; Cooper, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This small study explores the lived experience of four UK-based fathers (one black British, one white Polish and two white British) caring for at least one child with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism. The key aim was to get as close as possible to understanding the experience of these fathers in their role as carers.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship
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Giannaki, Rengina; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Existing studies show mixed results of the effectiveness of CBT for people with learning disabilities and anxiety. Method: A CBT group was run for people with learning disabilities and anxiety, who attended with a supporter. Qualitative interviews were conducted post-group and analysed using thematic analysis. Standardised…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Group Therapy, Learning Disabilities
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