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Holden, Ben; Lee, Andrew – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Individuals with diabetes and a learning disability have poorer health outcomes than those without a learning disability. In the UK, the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities are often the result of barriers they face in accessing timely, appropriate and effective health care. The aim of the study was to review…
Descriptors: Barriers, Affordances, Diabetes, Health Services
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Mikulak, Magdalena; Ryan, Sara; Bebbington, Pam; Bennett, Samantha; Carter, Jenny; Davidson, Lisa; Liddell, Kathy; Vaid, Angeli; Albury, Charlotte – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: There is a strong ethical case and an urgent need for more participatory research practices in disability research but a lack of resources to support this. It is important to involve people with learning disabilities and carers at all stages, including when designing training for co-research. Methods: We co-developed training materials…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Ethnography, Learning Disabilities, Research Methodology
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McShea, Lynzee; Giles, Karen; Murphy, Ashley; Ling, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Annual health checks in primary care include hearing assessment, though current guidance recommends subjective assessment only. Previous studies suggest this is inadequate and recommend objective alternatives such as hearing screening. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of hearing screening and examine the last recorded annual…
Descriptors: Audiology, Auditory Evaluation, Hearing Impairments, Adults
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Muddle, Sarah; McElwee, Jennifer; Vincent, Regine; Birdsey, Nicola; Best, Lara – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: The promotion of secure attachment relationships in childhood leads to better outcomes in later life (British Psychological Society 2017, "Incorporating Attachment Theory into Practice: Clinical Practice Guideline for Clinical Psychologists Working with People who have Intellectual Disabilities"). The Circle of Security…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Children, Learning Disabilities
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Jackson, Robin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
The Camphill Movement is one of the largest independent providers of social care for people with a learning disability: there are 119 communities located throughout the world. From the start, the principal aim of the Movement--co-founded by Dr. Karl König and his wife Tilla (née Maasberg) in Aberdeen--was to build communities in which children and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Sense of Community, World History
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Goodey, C. F. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: Here, I examine the status of 'learning disability' as a basic concept. This kind of questioning may be thought a task for philosophy, or at least for 'theory' or 'disability studies'. Materials and methods: I identify history instead as a discipline well placed to reveal the category errors that surround the concept. Results: These…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Definitions, History
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Barden, Owen; Walden, Steven J.; Bennett, Davey; Bird, Nicole; Cairns, Stella; Currie, Rhiannon; Evans, Lynne; Jackson, Stephen; Oldnall, Emily; Oldnall, Sarah; Price, Dawn; Robinson, Tricia; Tahir, Amber; Taylor, Samantha; Wright, Christine; Wright, Claire – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: This paper reports on a participatory project on the history of learning disability. The paper makes contributions to discourses on using participatory research methods with people labelled with learning disabilities, on the nature of research impact in participatory research, and on the lived experience of learning disability today.…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Participatory Research, Student Experience
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Unwin, Stephen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
It is perhaps inevitable that the academic study of learning disabilities is often undertaken by established scholars with little lived experience of the condition. So, what has it been like for someone from outside the academy, with a long career in the arts, who is also the father of a severely learning-disabled young man, to write a book-length…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Educational Research, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Jarrett, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
This article examines the 50 year history of the "British Journal of Learning Disabilities," which was launched as Apex, the "Journal of the Institute of Mental Subnormality," in 1973. Changes in language and terminology are tracked and the journal is placed in the context of wider policy and social developments. Three general…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Learning Disabilities, Trend Analysis, Language Usage
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Jarrett, Simon; Tilley, Elizabeth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
This article traces and summarises historiographical trends in the history of learning disability. It identifies three major waves of historical approaches beginning with a medicalised analysis which emerged in the early 20th century. This presented a story of medical progress which began with the asylum movement of the 19th century and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, Historiography, Educational Trends
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Christian, Paul; Ledger, Sue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
My name is Paul Christian. I am a Black British man with learning disabilities. The lives and experiences of Black people with learning disabilities are underrepresented in the UK history of learning disability. This article explains my involvement in activism to change this and shares the learning from these projects. It discusses the process of…
Descriptors: Experience, Blacks, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Towell, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: In 2006, the United Nations agreed the "Convention On the Rights Of Persons With Disabilities." Article 19, 'Living independently and being included in the community' sets out the 'equal rights of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others…' A generation earlier, a small group of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Learning Disabilities, Activism
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Reeve, Jacquelyn; Farmer, Emily; Bayley, William – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
This paper reviews the challenges faced by a team at the Grace Eyre Foundation in running a coproduced oral history project during the pandemic. It examines the benefits and challenges of working online, comparing this to face-to-face approaches. For over 100 years, the Grace Eyre Foundation has provided support to people with learning…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Educational History, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Stainton, Tim – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2022
Background: The immediate post-world war II era was a critical turning point in the history of learning disability in the United Kingdom and much of the global north. Most notably the gradual move away from institutional provision to a community-oriented approach. While many diverse threads contributed to this change, a key influence was the slow,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History, Learning Disabilities, Crime
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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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