NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Laws, Policies, & Programs
Assessments and Surveys
What Works Clearinghouse Rating
Showing 1 to 15 of 73 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cithambaram, Kumaresan; Duffy, Mel; Courtney, Eileen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Recently, more and more people with intellectual disabilities have been dying from life-limiting conditions, and on many occasions, people with intellectual disabilities have not been informed of this. There is limited evidence concerning the views and opinions of this cohort regarding the information that is needed in order for…
Descriptors: Disclosure, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Death
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Witsø, Aud Elisabeth; Kittelsaa, Anna M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Living active adult lives is both a value and a right, but the right to do so is associated with restrictions among adults with learning disabilities. This research aimed to capture professionals' understanding and perception of active adult living for people with learning disabilities living in clustered housing in a Norwegian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Life Style
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Roberts, Helen; Ingold, Anne; Liabo, Kristin; Manzotti, Grazia; Reeves, David; Bradby, Hannah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Young people with learning disabilities are frequently underrepresented in research accounts. This study describes the experiences of young people moving from the care system. Methods: We scoped the English and Swedish literature for first-hand accounts and interviewed four young people with learning disabilities leaving the English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities, Transitional Programs, Literature Reviews
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hall, Natalie; Durand, Marie-Anne; Mengoni, Silvana E. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Despite experiencing health inequalities, people with intellectual disabilities are under-represented in health research. Previous research has identified barriers but has typically focused on under-recruitment to specific studies. This study aimed to explore care staff's attitudes to health research involving people with intellectual…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Research, Caregiver Attitudes, Barriers
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A growing body of evidence supports the use of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy with people with an intellectual disability. Various adaptation have been used in studies exploring the efficacy of this intervention. Method: A Dialectic Behaviour Therapy DBT skills training group was attended by people with an intellectual disability and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Well Being, Mental Health
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Johnson, Clair; Viljoen, Nina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Systemic approaches can be useful in working with people with learning disabilities and their network. The evidence base for these approaches within the field of learning disabilities, however, is currently limited. Materials and Methods: This article presents part of a service evaluation of systemic consultations in a Community…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Systems Approach, Expectation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Cartwright, Luke; Reid, Marie; Hammersley, Richard; Walley, Robert M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: The prevalence of obesity, inactivity and related morbidity and mortality is higher amongst people with intellectual disabilities than in the population in general, an issue of global concern. This research examined the perspectives of people with intellectual disabilities and their carers, on exercise and activity. Materials and…
Descriptors: Barriers, Physical Activities, Intellectual Disability, Interviews
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jacobs, Paula; MacMahon, Ken – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Siblings often play significant roles in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. This study aimed to give voice to young adults whose siblings have an intellectual disability and are in residential care. Materials and Methods: Six participants were interviewed, with interpretative phenomenological analysis methodology…
Descriptors: Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Young Adults
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Jessiman, Tricia; Cameron, Ailsa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Police custody sergeants have a duty to secure an AA to safeguard the rights and welfare of vulnerable people detained or questioned by the police. This study focuses on the role of the AA in supporting vulnerable adults and seeks to examine what stakeholders would expect from an effective AA service. Methods: This was a qualitative…
Descriptors: Adults, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Police
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Soenen, Sarah; van Berckelaer-Onnes, Ina; Scholte, Evert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Young adults with mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID) have varying profiles of cognitive, adaptive and behavioural functioning. There is also variability in their educational and therapeutic needs. This study compares recommended and actual provision of support for two groups of young adults with MBID and looks at young adults'…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mild Intellectual Disability, Community Services, Independent Living
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bowles, Caoimhe; Frizelle, Pauline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Lámh is a key word signing approach used in Ireland, which can support the communication needs of children with Down syndrome. However, the success of this approach in mainstream schools relies heavily on the attitudes of those within the school environment. To date, two studies have explored the attitudes of teaching staff towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Rojas, Susana; Haya, Ignacio; Lázaro-Visa, Susana – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study starts from the premise that we are sexual beings, and therefore, sexuality is part of our lives and defines us as human beings. This is also true with regard to intellectually disabled people. Within the framework of broader qualitative research carried out in Spain, some partial results of an ongoing study aimed at finding out what a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Qualitative Research
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
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
Previous Page | Next Page »
Pages: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5