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Gratton, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Arts and culture have proven benefits. However, access to arts and culture is not consistent. For people with learning disabilities, arts and culture are often considered therapeutic activities, and therefore, the needs of people with learning disabilities in accessing mainstream arts and culture are often overlooked. This research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Barriers
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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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Morgan, Michelle F.; Moni, Karen B.; Jobling, Anne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
An action research investigation into the use of specific reading comprehension strategies with a group of six young adults with Down syndrome revealed a previously undocumented finding in the area of reading comprehension. This was a uniform deficit among the participants to understand the meanings of question words. This deficit was shown to…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Action Research, Down Syndrome, Prior Learning
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Walmsley, Jan; Mannan, Hasheem – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates a participatory action research (PAR) approach to conducting family research in Ireland. Drawing on PAR methodology it describes how parents of people with intellectual disabilities were recruited and trained to facilitate focus groups of parents in Ireland, in order to create an evidence base to support improved dialogue…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mental Retardation, Family Life, Focus Groups