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Holly, Deirdre; Sharp, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Research suggests this may be due to inequalities in health status and inequities in the way health services respond to need. Little is known about the most effective way to improve health outcomes for people with learning disabilities. A previously developed…
Descriptors: Heart Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, Health Education, Adult Education
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Brooks, Johnell O.; Mossey, Mary E.; Tyler, Peg; Collins, James C. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Research examining driver training for young adults with intellectual disabilities has been limited since the 1970s. The current pilot and exploratory study investigated teaching pre-driving skills (i.e. lane keeping and speed maintenance) to young adults with intellectual disabilities using an interactive driving simulator to provide dynamic and…
Descriptors: Driver Education, Young Adults, Mental Retardation, Simulation
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McLaughlin, Katrina; Jones, Aled – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
A qualitative interview study was undertaken to determine the information and support needs of carers of adults who have Down's syndrome and dementia. The data were analysed thematically. Carers' information and support needs were seen to change at pre-diagnosis, diagnosis and post-diagnosis. Helping carers to manage the changing nature of the…
Descriptors: Caring, Parent Attitudes, Dementia, Identification
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Ferguson, Morag; Jarrett, Dominic; Terras, Melody – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
People with learning disabilities have fewer choice opportunities than the general population. Existing research provides some insight, but the choice-making experiences of those who do not always utilise available healthcare remains under-explored. This research explored the choice-making experiences of two groups of individuals with a learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups, Adults, Adult Education
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Carnaby, Steven; Roberts, Bron; Lang, Janet; Nielsen, Prue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
Social inclusion and citizenship form the key objective of "Valuing People Now" (2009), but achieving this meaningfully with people whose behaviour can challenge services remains elusive for many services. This article describes the philosophy, development, operationalisation and evaluation of a person-centred day opportunities and supported…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Garbutt, Ruth; Tattersall, John; Dunn, Jo; Boycott-Garnett, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This is an article that talks about our research about sex and relationships for people with learning disabilities. It talks about how people with learning disabilities have been fully involved in the research. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, Sex Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Yacoub, Evan; Hall, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
We aimed to explore in detail the sexual lives and behaviour of men with mild learning disabilities living both in community and in secure hospital settings. We wanted to generate hypotheses about them and identify potential unmet needs. We used a narrative interview that focused on areas such as relationships, sex education, contraception and the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sex Education, Adult Education, Sexuality
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Kevan, Fiona – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article highlights the fact that to date, emphasis has been upon promotion of the expressive communication skills of a person with a learning disability and challenging behavior. It is suggested that practitioners need to pay closer attention to the neglected and largely unmet need of receptive communication difficulties. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavior Problems, Communication Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
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Watchman, Karen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article raises critical issues that need to addressed while considering the future needs of people with Down syndrome and dementia, along with suggestions as to how they may be met. It discusses dementia diagnosis, staff training, the family's role, advantages of health screening, and difficulties in collating accurate information. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Alzheimers Disease, Clinical Diagnosis
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Burke, Anne; McMillan, Jane; Cummins, Lorraine; Thompson, Agnes; Forsyth, Watson; McLellan, James; Snot, Linda; Fraser, Anne; Fraser, Mary; Fulton, Charity; McGrindel, Elizabeth; Gillies, Lorraine; LeFort, Shelley; Miller, Gail; Whitehall, John; Wilson, John; Smith, Janet; Wright, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A participatory research project was designed to teach eight British adults with learning disabilities about keeping healthy. The development of the project, the recruitment of the participants, and the involvement of the participants in the project are discussed, along with the role of researchers and support workers in participatory research.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion
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Newman, David W.; Summerhill, Lisa; Mosley, Ellis; Tooth, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article examines the case of a male with Down syndrome who has been referred to a clinical psychology service due to challenging behaviors. It provides a case history and rationale for the assessment of autism, and describes the positive effects of an intervention for increasing staff awareness of autism. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Autism, Behavior Disorders
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Harris, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
This article discusses the concept of choice and how our aspirations to promote choice for people with learning disabilities are undermined by conceptual confusion. It then examines environmental influences on choice, including staff behavior and other social influences on choice, and characteristics of service users and their influences on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Decision Making, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education
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O'Hara, Jean; Martin, Hemmie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A study analyzed data on 54 parents with learning disabilities, 30 of whom were Bangladeshi, who came into contact with the specialist community learning disability health team in East London over 5 years. Ninety-one pregnancies were documented. Out of a total of 79 births, 16 children were removed into care. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Foreign Countries
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Bell, Dorothy M.; Espie, Colin A. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A woman with Down syndrome, who had shown selective mutism for more than 14 years, successfully participated in a program designed to reinforce communication and gradually increase the number of words spoken to one person and then to others. Nonaversive behavior methods were used and response initiative procedures were developed. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Case Studies, Communication Skills
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Logan, Ellis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
The present paper gives an overview of some of the modular day courses offered and, in some cases, developed by tutors at a former hospital school providing education to adults with severe learning disabilities. The aims of the courses were cognitive and personal development, as well as aesthetic and spiritual enrichment. Art history was offered…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developmental Disabilities, Art History, Playwriting
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