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Graham, Yitka N. H.; Gerrard, David; Laight, Samantha; Brown, Rebecca; Keith, Sarah; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The issues surrounding the prescribing and monitoring of medications for people with learning disabilities and behaviours deemed to be challenging, and are complex in their management for patients, healthcare professionals and carers. The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the pharmacist independent prescriber on a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Pharmacy, Drug Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Jones, Serena Anusha; Finch, Moyra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Mindfulness-informed interventions are increasingly being offered to individuals with learning disabilities. The current paper aims to reflect on the provision and effectiveness of a group intervention incorporating mindfulness-informed techniques and relaxation strategies. Method: Nine group attendees with mild learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Group Activities, Intervention, Relaxation Training
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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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Sutton, Julie E.; Huws, Jaci C.; Burton, Christopher R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Sleep hygiene education (SHE) is a familiar intervention for addressing behavioural sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities that involves advising parents on sleep-promoting behaviours; however, it is supported by a limited evidence base. Materials and methods: This exploratory study aimed to enhance qualitative…
Descriptors: Sleep, Hygiene, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Nancarrow, Thomas; Rencher, Joshua; Wilcock, Mike; Bonell, Simon; Wolke, Tony; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is associated with polypharmacy particularly off-label psychotropics for "challenging behaviour." NHS England introduced the "stopping over medication of people with a learning disability (LD), autism or both" (STOMP) initiative. As ID services are a professionally diverse group, it is…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Drug Therapy
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Deveau, Roy; McGill, Peter – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Research has shown a positive relationship between practice leadership (frontline management focused upon supporting staff to work better) and better staff experiences of working with people with learning disabilities who may show challenging behaviours. However, little is known regarding the impact of frequency and accessibility of…
Descriptors: Community Services, Learning Disabilities, Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Niven, Abigail; Goodey, Rebecca; Webb, Alison; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The use of psychotropic medication to manage challenging behaviours of people with intellectual disabilities is a contentious issue which NHS England has now focused on. This paper looks to evaluate this within the multidisciplinary context. Method: Records of clients (n = 106) open to a Community Intellectual Disabilities team for…
Descriptors: Drug Therapy, Behavior Problems, Intellectual Disability, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Sheehan, Rory; Kimona, Kate; Giles, Audrey; Cooper, Vivien; Hassiotis, Angela – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is relatively little published data that report the experiences and views of family carers of people with intellectual disabilities who display challenging behaviour who are prescribed psychotropic medication. Materials and methods: An online structured questionnaire was created by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, a UK…
Descriptors: Online Surveys, Caregivers, Intellectual Disability, Drug Therapy
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McKenzie, Karen; Whelan, Kathryn J.; Mayer, Claire; McNall, Anne; Noone, Steve; Chaplin, Jill – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is a growing evidence base about the effectiveness of positive behavioural support (PBS) in relation to behaviours that challenge (CB). There is, however, limited research from the perspective of individuals receiving this support. The objective of this qualitative study was to obtain the views of participants with an…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports, Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Buskermolen, Willem Meindert; Hoekman, Joop; Aldenkamp, Albert Pierre – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: In this article, we describe our study of the prevalence of behaviour that challenges and which internal factors are related to behaviour that challenges in 21 people (fourteen are male, seven are female, varying in age from 12.4 to 42 years; mean 26.6, SD 7.27) with intellectual disabilities who have hearing impairments. Materials and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Longitudinal Studies
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Haydon-Laurelut, Mark; Edmonds, Jane; Daynes, Shona; Clare, Amy; Byles, Rosalind; Barber, Victoria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Following scandals such as Winterbourne view, Department of Health, (A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital, 2012) seeks changes in challenging behaviour services. A key part of this change is ensuring people with learning disabilities who use challenging behaviour services have more personalised support and their voices are…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Positive Behavior Supports
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Thompson-Janes, Emily; Brice, Samuel; McElroy, Rebecca; Abbott, Jennie; Ball, June – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The Confident Parenting group is a therapeutic group for parents of children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, which is informed by the principles of behavioural theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. Parent's experiences of the group were elicited through participation in a large focus group which followed a…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Parents, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Hewitt, Olivia; Keeling, Natalie; Pearce, Malcom – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Between 10% and 15% of people with a learning disability have behaviour that challenges others, and half of these people live within the family home (Emerson et al., "Research in Developmental Disabilities," 2001; 22, 77). Current best practice in managing challenging behaviour combines person-centred planning, functional analysis, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Training, Behavior Problems
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Leaning, Brian; Adderley, Hope – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Raymond, a 62 year old gentleman diagnosed with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and severe challenging behaviour, who had lived in long stay campus-based hospital accommodation for 46 years was supported to move to a community project developed to support people to live in their own bespoke flat. This…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Residential Care, Males, Severe Disabilities
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Iemmi, Valentina; Knapp, Martin; Gore, Nick; Cooper, Vivien; Brown, Freddy Jackson; Reid, Caroline; Saville, Maria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: We describe current care arrangements in England for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, and estimate their comparative costs. Materials and Methods: A two-round Delphi exercise was performed in March and April 2014, followed by a costing exercise. Results: The study finds a mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Adults
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