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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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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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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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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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Pariseau-Legault, Pierre; Holmes, Dave; Ouellet, Guillaume; Vallée-Ouimet, Sandrine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: In the last decade, the evolution of support workers' attitudes towards the affective and sexual lives of people with intellectual disabilities has been described as increasingly positive. However, restrictive attitudes targeting affective and sexual life are still documented. Material and methods: This study aimed to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Sexuality, Allied Health Personnel
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Hewitt, Olivia; Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Gregory, Hannah; Hollyman, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: This paper reports quantitative and qualitative follow-up data from three participants who attended a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) group for people with an intellectual disability. Materials and Methods: Quantitative data regarding psychological well-being, psychological distress (measured using the Psychological Therapies…
Descriptors: Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Followup Studies, Intellectual Disability
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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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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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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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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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Erickson, Steven R.; Juncaj, Sophia; Buckley, Charlotte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People who have an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) and asthma are at greater risk of poor health outcomes. They often require assistance from caregivers when managing their medicines. The objective of this pilot study was to assess the level of understanding of asthma self-management concepts of family caregivers who…
Descriptors: Diseases, Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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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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