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O'Keeffe, Lynsey; Guerin, Suzanne; McEvoy, John; Lockhart, Karen; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper considers the challenges regarding the development and use of self-report tools for sensitive, personal topics, in this case experiences of death and bereavement for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). These challenges are represented through the experience of the development of a self-report measure of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Grief, Intellectual Disability, Death
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O'Malley, Grace; Irwin, Lynn; Syed, Akhtar Ali; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual abuse (SA) constitutes a significant problem in intellectual disability settings, little is known regarding how services support individuals with intellectual disability who have been abused. Method: Using a qualitative design, we explored how one voluntary community service, and in particular their psychology…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Intellectual Disability, Psychotherapy, Trust (Psychology)
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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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Pethica, Stefania; Bigham, Katie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Parenting can be challenging for people with intellectual disabilities. The nature of the parents' intellectual disability as well as past experiences of institutionalisation, insensitive care and inadequate support can interfere with parents' capacity to provide responsive and appropriate parenting to their own children. This can…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Reidy, Mary; Denieffe, Suzanne; Foran, Sinéad – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Internationally, it is known that there are gaps in cancer and screening awareness among women with intellectual disabilities. Little is known about this awareness among Irish women with intellectual disabilities. The aim of this study was to explore this awareness among these women. Materials and Methods: The study design incorporated…
Descriptors: Cancer, Screening Tests, Females, Intellectual Disability
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Lewis, Vicky; Rose, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: The main assumption of narrative therapy is that people are the "experts" on their own lives. When working with people with a learning disability, it can often be the case that the client's voice is not the primary voice. This is due to the fact that others "hold" the story for the client. When the story is,…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Therapy, Personal Narratives, Case Studies
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Rowland, Tobias; Pathania, Rani; Roy, Ashok – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Phelan-McDermid syndrome is caused by a deletion at chromosome 22q13.3, and results in a phenotype characterised by intellectual disability, features of autism, physical and mental health conditions. It is becoming increasingly recognised that bipolar disorder represents part of this phenotype. Materials and methods: This case study…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Mental Disorders, Drug Therapy
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
In the UK, the Mental Health Tribunal is a long-established safeguard for patients detained under the Mental Health Act. This gives such patients an effective appeal mechanism to ensure legal protection of their liberty. This act contains sections that allow for civil detention in the case of mental disorder. The right to apply to the tribunal…
Descriptors: Patients, Learning Disabilities, Foreign Countries, Mental Health
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Cooper, Rosalind; Frearson, Julia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Joe was referred to the Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT) for support around low mood and overeating. Initial formulation suggested compassion focused therapy (CFT) as an intervention. The evidence base for using CFT with people with learning disabilities is currently limited. Materials and Methods: Adaptations were made to…
Descriptors: Adults, Case Studies, Learning Disabilities, Altruism
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Green, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that behavioural activation for depression is an equally effective but less complex treatment than cognitive behavioural therapy. It may therefore be more suitable for those who are cognitively impaired (i.e. early-stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment) or have a learning…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Intervention, Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Riches, Tanya N.; O'Brien, Patricia M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This article presents a case study of the Centre for Disability Studies' Inclusive Research Network. The network is a dynamic group of around fifteen people who have intellectual and other disabilities, support workers and university researchers. Methods: The study was based upon an evaluation of the group's research practice, as…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Case Studies, Developmental 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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Young, Hannah; Garrard, Brenda – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Supporting bereaved people with profound learning disabilities still remains an under-researched area. Moreover, the barriers of communication and disenfranchised grief mean that they often do not receive the support they require, leading to emotional and behavioural difficulties. This article describes research using a case study design, which…
Descriptors: Grief, Learning Disabilities, Memory, Mnemonics
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Edge, Daniel; Oyefeso, Adenekan; Evans, Carys; Evans, Amber – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Objective: To determine the psychometric properties of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in patients with a learning disability and examine it's utility for conducting mental capacity assessment. Method: This study was a cross-sectional, instrument validation study in an inpatient hospital setting, located in the East of England. The sample…
Descriptors: Patients, Learning Disabilities, Psychometrics, Case Studies
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