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Sergeant, Sofie; Schippers, Alice P.; Sandvoort, Henriëtte; Duijf, Sanneke; Mostert, Remco; Embregts, Petri J. C. M.; Van Hove, Geert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Researchers collected questions and needs for training from 10 inclusive research projects in the Netherlands. Based on literature research and the information collected, six training modules were developed. Researchers sought to learn how to develop and provide training and coaching to inclusive teams on organising collaboration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Coaching (Performance), Inclusion
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Hayward, Brent A.; Poed, Shiralee; McKay-Brown, Lisa; McVilly, Keith R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It is necessary to understand which variables successfully contribute to the adoption of positive behaviour support (PBS) in disability services if people with disability are to experience meaningful outcomes. Methods: A systematic review of the disability support literature was undertaken, and meta-aggregation was used to synthesise…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Program Implementation
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Schwartz, Ariel E.; Durkin, Brendan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with disabilities are increasingly involved in research. Our understanding of how to support co-researchers with disabilities has grown since the 1990s. However, research teams have reported challenges in ensuring authentic collaboration. We report on the collaboration between an academic researcher and a co-researcher with a…
Descriptors: Reflection, Trust (Psychology), Cooperation, Disabilities
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Everett, Jordan; Lock, Adele; Boggis, Allison; Georgiadis, Emmanouil – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: In the past, academic literature and research relating to the Special Olympics (SO) have focused mainly on the parents', professionals' and coaches' views, with some concentrating on the effects of SO on athletes' quality of life. Relatively little has concentrated on the athlete's own perspectives. Therefore, this study set out to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Competition, Athletes, Opinions
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Waight, Mary; Oldreive, Warren – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study aims to outline a time-related study to identify UK websites providing information for people with learning disabilities and to evaluate the websites to determine strengths and weaknesses. Following a brief review of literature, a series of criteria were drawn up to evaluate websites for people with learning disabilities. Eighty-three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Learning Disabilities, Access to Information
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Lutz, Deborah; Fisher, Karen R.; Robinson, Sally – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Inclusive research is an increasing expectation to value and include people's voice in research and evaluations intended to benefit them. The active participation of people with communication support needs can be difficult due to the practical constraints of evaluations. One technique is to engage with workers who are familiar with the person, but…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Interviews, Research, Participation
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Flood, Bernadette; Henman, Martin C. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
People with intellectual disabilities may be "invisible" to pharmacists. They are a complex group of patients many of whom have diabetes. Pharmacists may have little experience of the challenges faced by this high risk group of patients who may be prescribed high risk medications. This case report details information supplied by Pat, a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Pharmacy
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Craig, Jocelyn E.; Cartwright, Collen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Background: The concerns of older carers of an adult with disabilities have been well documented. The sudden incapacity or death of the carer can result in a crisis response rather than a planned transition to a chosen sustainable alternative care arrangement for the person with disability. Building on previous "Futures Planning"…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Caregivers, Disabilities, Planning
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Hodge, Nick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
"Positive handling" has become a popular intervention within education and other services in England in the management of behaviours that challenge. This paper uses a vignette of an observation of the handling of children with autism as a starting point for consideration of whether this practice can ever really be experienced as positive…
Descriptors: Autism, Childrens Rights, Behavior Problems, Disabilities
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Kenyon, Elinor; Beail, Nigel; Jackson, Tom – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
Studies have focused on the experience of diagnosis from the perspectives of parents of children with learning disabilities, but there has been limited methodologically rigorous investigation into the experience for the person themselves. Eight participants were recruited from a range of different backgrounds. Interviews were analysed using…
Descriptors: Interviews, Phenomenology, Mental Retardation, Disabilities
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Kendall, Sophie; Cameron, Ailsa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
In 2007, "self-directed support" was introduced in adult social care in England to establish choice and control--in the assessment process itself and over service provision--for "all" service users. The personalisation agenda is underpinned by a range of ideologies, particularly a civil rights empowerment approach and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews, Disabilities, Adults
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Vanhoutteghem, Inge; Van Hove, Geert; D'haene, Geert; Soyez, Veerle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
There is a lack of international research focusing on how the siblings-in-law of adults with a learning disability experience their commitment to provide support. Using narrative research, the authors have aimed to gain an insight into the perspectives of 14 siblings-in-law (living in the Flemish part of Belgium) about the decision to live…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Siblings, Adults, Mental Retardation
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Brown, Freddy Jackson; Cooper, Kate; Diebel, Tara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
People with learning disabilities have higher levels of health needs compared with the general population (Nocon, 2006, Background evidence for the DRC's formal investigation into health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. London and Manchester, Disability Rights Commission). Research has shown…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Disabilities, Barriers, Health Services
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Whitehurst, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Learning of a child's disability can be a difficult time for any parent. Sensitive support is critical to ensuring parents understand the nature of the disability, the prognosis and services available to them. However, where the disability is not well understood, where professionals are not well informed and where pathways of care are not…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Programs, Epidemiology, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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Rojas, Susana; Sanahuja, Josep Ma – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Our work, based on two pieces of research, aims to show how we try to get the voice of persons with learning disabilities. In both pieces of work, the second of which is still under progress, we have used video as the means by which we can collect and show what people are saying in the context and situation in which they find themselves. As we…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Learning Disabilities, Research, Listening
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