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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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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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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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Bourne, Jane; Selman, Matthew; Hackett, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The UK Government's Transforming Care Agenda for people with learning disabilities has struggled to meet its goals of reducing inpatient beds and building community-based support. This article reports on the experiences of support staff who attended dramatherapy groups developed to assist transitions from an inpatient hospital and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Intellectual Disability
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Brennan, Hope; Westbrook, Jenna; Parry, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
1.1 Background: Compassion is one of the six core principles that the NHS means to promote within health care. Research concerning compassion within learning disability services is scarce; therefore, the current study aimed to explore the experiences of compassion of professionals within learning disability services. 1.2 Materials and Methods:…
Descriptors: Altruism, Intellectual Disability, Professional Personnel, Quality of Life
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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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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social and communication impairments are a core diagnostic feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can act as a barrier to developing relationships. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) guidelines recommend group social skills interventions as the first-line treatment to help adults with ASD improve their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Group Activities
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Deville, Jane; Davies, Helen; Kane, Ros; Nelson, David; Mansfield, Paul – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: There are a significant number of adults with a learning disability who live with and are cared for by their parents. There is a pressing need for interventions to support older parent carers with their role and to plan for a time when they can no longer continue caring. This article reports on the experiences of older parent carers…
Descriptors: Parents, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Adults
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Azzopardi Lane, Claire L.; Cambridge, Paul; Murphy, Glynis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper explores the sexuality of young persons with learning disability in Malta with respect to their opportunities and the constraints they experience. Materials and Methods: Interpretative phenomenological analysis was used to decode qualitative data collected from persons with learning disability. Results: Findings reveal a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Phenomenology, Learning Disabilities, Sex Stereotypes
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Cudré-Mauroux, Annick; Piérart, Geneviève; Vaucher, Carla – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intervention to increase self-determination of people with learning disabilities is a major issue for social care practices. This study examines relational needs of people with learning disabilities regarding self-determination in the context of the relationships they share with social care professionals. Method: We held focus group…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Goal Orientation
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Nicholson, Emma; Guerin, Suzanne; Keogh, Fiona; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Respite care is an essential support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families; however, there is limited evidence examining different models of respite care. The present research examined quality of life among adults with intellectual disabilities using three different models of respite services in Ireland. Method:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Residential Care
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Head, Annabel; Ellis-Caird, Helen; Rhodes, Louisa; Parkinson, Kathie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities are moving out of hospitals as part of the Transforming Care programme, although thus far their views on how they have experienced this have not been researched. Materials and Methods: A qualitative design was used to explore how people with learning disabilities experienced moving as part of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Independent Living
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Baker, Peter; Appleton, Philippa; Williams, Rosie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This study evaluated a package of Active Support (AS), which included standard training with additional video informed reflective practice. Materials & Methods: The training package was implemented as part of a service improvement initiative in four residential intellectual disability homes, using a concurrent multiple baseline…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Intellectual Disability, Training, Video Technology
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Bates, Claire; Terry, Louise; Popple, Keith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Love is important aspect of life, including to people with learning disabilities both historically and more recently. Participants value the companionship, support and social status associated with a partner. Relationships are considered mechanisms to meet certain needs including feeling loved, company, intimacy and enabling…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology
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