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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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Bates, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Adopting a vegetarian diet is becoming increasingly popular within the UK, for reasons such as perceived health benefits and concerns over animal welfare. The study explores attitudes towards vegetarianism/veganism among adults with learning disabilities. Materials and Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Animals, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Croom, Sarah; Chadwick, Darren D.; Nicholls, Wendy; McGarry, Ali – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: A growing body of research supports the efficacy of mindfulness-based intervention programmes (MBPs) for people with intellectual disabilities. Existing literature calls for focus on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities participating in MBPs. Materials and Methods: This study explored the experiences of nine adults…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Intervention
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Birdsey, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
People with learning disabilities have historically been overlooked in research investigating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, despite the increased prevalence of mental health difficulties among this population. As it is not uncommon for individuals with learning disabilities to be part of different relational systems (including access…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Therapy, Psychological Patterns, Adults
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat; Wark, Stuart; Fung, Francis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study investigated perceived quality of life (QoL) of community-dwelling middle-aged adults (30-50 years) with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability living in rural or urban areas in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. The specific aim of the current paper was to provide a descriptive evidence base of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Aging (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Lonergan, Aoife – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: As the life expectancy of adults with intellectual disability has increased, experience of familial bereavement is becoming more frequent. However, this group may not receive adequate information and support to enable them to understand and cope with the experience of loss. Method: This narrative review examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Grief, Coping
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Mc Gill, Ciara; Breen, Cathal J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Introduction: Adults with complex needs and severe learning disability present as a serious management problem within the community. Restrictive interventions are often used to manage adults with these issues, even though best practice recommends the use of positive behaviour support. Positive behaviour support involves functional analysis, but it…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Intervention
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Meadows, Ben; Taylor, Megan; Rayment, Tara; Johnson, Jane; Mahon, Merle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Speech and language therapists (SLTs) contribute to communication with adults with learning disabilities by providing training to the networks that support them. The requirements for successful communication with this population are frequently complex and necessitate an effective training medium to transfer the target knowledge and…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Adults, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Sutton, Paul; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Historically, the emotional lives and mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities received scant attention, especially when the policy of institutionalisation was at its zenith in the UK. Materials and Methods: This case study employed biographical narrative interviews based on a psychosocial approach. The main sources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Psychological Needs
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Bates, Claire; McCarthy, Michelle; Milne Skillman, Karen; Elson, Nicola; Forrester-Jones, Rachel; Hunt, Siobhan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities face challenges in developing and maintaining intimate relationships, frequently requiring support from staff. Method: Focus groups were conducted with 26 social care staff members to explore the support they provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship
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Tinney, Grainne; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Models of service delivery for adults with an intellectual disability in Ireland increasingly focus on delivering services within local communities. Preparation for this transition often focuses on practical skills. Our service received complaints about unacceptable behaviour (i.e., shoplifting), by some service users. Although such…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Antisocial Behavior, Crime, Adults
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Doody, Owen; Lyons, Rosemary; Ryan, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Adults with intellectual disability should be involved in decision-making about their care. However, little is known regarding their experience of engaging in care planning within health services. In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the relevance and necessity of demonstrating care delivered and care outcomes is essential for…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Nursing, Health Services
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Southby, Kris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Leisure time for adults with learning disabilities is often diversionary and spent doing passive, solitary or family-orientated activities. Befriending, as a hybrid "natural" support, may help adults with learning disabilities overcome the barriers to participation in nonsegregated leisure. Materials and methods: Four case…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Leisure Time, Friendship
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Al-Khudairi, Rashed; Perera, Bhathika; Solomou, Solomis; Courtenay, Ken – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
The diagnosis of ADHD is often missed or misdiagnosed in people with intellectual disability. Despite a significant growth in literature on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in people without intellectual disability, there have been few studies on ADHD in people with intellectual disability. In this paper, we describe a group of adults with…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Clinical Diagnosis
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