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Connaughton, Helen; Cline, Tony – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Research suggests that, in spite of legislation, the process of transition from school is problematic for most young people with disabilities. Best practices in transition emphasise the importance of providing personalised transition supports. This study, which took place in Ireland, aimed to explore the application of social role…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Symonds, Jon; Abbott, David; Dugdale, Daryl – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This article reports on the perspectives of fathers with a learning disability in England about being fathers and the support they have received. Although there is an established literature that considers parenting with a learning disability, few studies have focused on the perspectives of fathers. Method: We adopted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Learning Disabilities
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Yurrebaso Atutxa, Garazi; Martínez-Rueda, Natxo; Galarreta Lasa, Javier – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Although studies have long identified the practices that must be included in transition programmes to improve the outcomes for young people with intellectual disabilities when becoming adults, less information is available regarding the degree to which those best practices are being developed and/or implemented. Materials and methods:…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Best Practices, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities
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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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Cameron, Harriet; Cooper, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This small study explores the lived experience of four UK-based fathers (one black British, one white Polish and two white British) caring for at least one child with a dual diagnosis of learning disability and autism. The key aim was to get as close as possible to understanding the experience of these fathers in their role as carers.…
Descriptors: Fathers, Child Caregivers, Caregiver Role, Parent Child Relationship
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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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Murray, George C.; McKenzie, Karen; Martin, Rachel; Murray, Aja – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It has been suggested that COVID-19 and the associated restrictions are likely to have a negative impact on the provision of positive behavioural support (PBS) to people with an intellectual disability. Methods: Fifty-eight staff, who had recently completed an accredited positive behavioural support (PBS) programme, responded to an…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports
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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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McKim, Jules; Samuel, Judith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) provides an overarching framework for supporting quality-of-life improvements for people who use challenging behaviour. Rapport, or the lack of it, is well understood as a setting factor for some challenging behaviours. Intensive Interaction is an approach that, among other possible outcomes, can…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Two young men disclosed emotional, sexual and physical abuse while attending college and living with Shared Lives carers in the UK. This paper provides a narrative account of the period when the two men were exposed to the abuse, the disclosures, the investigation and the legal and safeguarding investigation outcomes. A second paper describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This is the second of two papers describing a case study of two young men with complex learning disabilities. They presented with severe trauma-related mental distress following alleged sexual, emotional and physical abuse. This paper concerns the psychological intervention and support provided for them and their families over a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Glumbic, Nenad; Brojcin, Branislav; Ðordevic, Mirjana; Žunic-Pavlovic, Vesna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Mobile phones are multifunctional devices which allow adolescents to belong to their peer group, communicate with them, and also expand their digital interactions. The aim of this research was to identify possible differences in the areas and ways of mobile phone use in non-disabled adolescents and their peers identified with mild…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adolescents, Mild Intellectual Disability
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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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Gee, Grahame; Conder, Jenny; Adamson, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The move to community living has increased access to alcohol for people with an intellectual disability. The literature on alcohol usage in this population is sparse, and no research has investigated the experience of alcohol consumption in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people with an intellectual disability. Methods: The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Mild Intellectual Disability
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