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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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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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Giannaki, Rengina; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Existing studies show mixed results of the effectiveness of CBT for people with learning disabilities and anxiety. Method: A CBT group was run for people with learning disabilities and anxiety, who attended with a supporter. Qualitative interviews were conducted post-group and analysed using thematic analysis. Standardised…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, Group Therapy, Learning Disabilities
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Firth, Graham; Glyde, Megan; Denby, Gemma – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This study looked to investigate the sometimes conscious and sometimes intuitive decision-making processes of Intensive Interaction practitioners. More specifically, this study set out to develop a rich description of how practitioners make judgements when developing a dynamic repertoire of Intensive Interaction strategies with people…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Residential Care, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Birdsey, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
People with learning disabilities have historically been overlooked in research investigating the efficacy of therapeutic interventions, despite the increased prevalence of mental health difficulties among this population. As it is not uncommon for individuals with learning disabilities to be part of different relational systems (including access…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Therapy, Psychological Patterns, Adults
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Giles, Karen; Ling, Jonathan; Gordon, Isabel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with learning disabilities have an increased risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and hearing loss. This study explored service users' and health professionals' perspectives and experiences of adopting minimally invasive diagnostic and screening devices, known as point-of-care testing (POCT) as a means of improving access…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Screening Tests, Prevention, Semi Structured Interviews
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Gratton, Nicola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Arts and culture have proven benefits. However, access to arts and culture is not consistent. For people with learning disabilities, arts and culture are often considered therapeutic activities, and therefore, the needs of people with learning disabilities in accessing mainstream arts and culture are often overlooked. This research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Art Activities, Cultural Activities, Barriers
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Meadows, Ben; Taylor, Megan; Rayment, Tara; Johnson, Jane; Mahon, Merle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Speech and language therapists (SLTs) contribute to communication with adults with learning disabilities by providing training to the networks that support them. The requirements for successful communication with this population are frequently complex and necessitate an effective training medium to transfer the target knowledge and…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Adults, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Tuffrey-Wijne, Irene; Lam, Claire Kar Kei; Marsden, Daniel; Conway, Bernie; Harris, Claire; Jeffrey, David; Jordan, Leon; Keagan-Bull, Richard; McDermott, Michelle; Newton, Dan; Stapelberg, Diane – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within learning disability research, it is important to involve people with learning disabilities at all stages, but there are limited opportunities for them to learn about the research process or to gain research skills. Method: An eight-session research training course for people with learning disabilities was developed and piloted…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Research Skills, Training Methods, Learning Disabilities
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Walton, Catherine; Isaac, Andrew; Kerr, Mike – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of bone disease, muscle weakness and fractures. The aim of this systematic review is to assess for the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in people with learning disability. Method: The "Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses" checklist was followed where…
Descriptors: Incidence, Nutrition, Learning Disabilities, At Risk Persons
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Mooney, Fran; Rafique, Nazia; Tilly, Liz – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social isolation is an issue that affects many people and especially people with a learning disability. There is an association between social exclusion and feeling lonely, an issue currently highlighted as a growing concern which needs to be addressed both in the media and by the government. Methods: The Building Bridges Research…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Isolation, Inclusion, Psychological Patterns
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Doody, Owen; Lyons, Rosemary; Ryan, Ruth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Adults with intellectual disability should be involved in decision-making about their care. However, little is known regarding their experience of engaging in care planning within health services. In a rapidly changing healthcare environment, the relevance and necessity of demonstrating care delivered and care outcomes is essential for…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Nursing, Health Services
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Robinson, Deborah; Moore, Nicki; Harris, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper presents the findings of an original research project commissioned by BookTrust, a respected UK charity that gifts books to children, young people (CYP) and their families. It explored the impact and modus of pleasurable engagement with books among CYP with severe and profound learning disabilities and applied a critical,…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Well Being, Children, Foreign Countries
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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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