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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Two young men disclosed emotional, sexual and physical abuse while attending college and living with Shared Lives carers in the UK. This paper provides a narrative account of the period when the two men were exposed to the abuse, the disclosures, the investigation and the legal and safeguarding investigation outcomes. A second paper describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This is the second of two papers describing a case study of two young men with complex learning disabilities. They presented with severe trauma-related mental distress following alleged sexual, emotional and physical abuse. This paper concerns the psychological intervention and support provided for them and their families over a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Sutton, Paul; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Historically, the emotional lives and mental health needs of adults with learning disabilities received scant attention, especially when the policy of institutionalisation was at its zenith in the UK. Materials and Methods: This case study employed biographical narrative interviews based on a psychosocial approach. The main sources of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Intellectual Disability, Psychological Needs
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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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Leaning, Brian; Adderley, Hope – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Raymond, a 62 year old gentleman diagnosed with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and severe challenging behaviour, who had lived in long stay campus-based hospital accommodation for 46 years was supported to move to a community project developed to support people to live in their own bespoke flat. This…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Residential Care, Males, Severe Disabilities
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Cooper, Kate; McElwee, Jennifer – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Network Training is an intervention that draws upon systemic ideas and behavioural principles to promote positive change in networks of support for people defined as having a learning disability. To date, there are no published case studies looking at the outcomes of Network Training. Materials and Methods: This study aimed to…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Program Effectiveness, Training, Behavior Problems
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Rayner, Kelly; Wood, Harry; Beail, Nigel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Although the development of secure attachments has been shown to be more problematic for people with learning disabilities, there is a shortage of research into the attachment experience of people with learning disabilities who have broken the law. The present study used thematic analysis to explore the attachment experiences of 10 men with…
Descriptors: Males, Mental Retardation, Social Life, Institutionalized Persons
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Potter, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Whilst progress has been made in understanding the friendships of children with autism, research on the friendships of children with additional learning disabilities remains extremely limited. In this research, a qualitative case study approach provided a rich description of the friendship concepts and capabilities of Ben, a 10-year-old boy with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Severe Mental Retardation, Friendship
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Jones, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
We live in an increasingly sexualised society, and the buying and selling of sex is a feature of this society. The laws about prostitution are complex, but the act of selling or buying sex is in itself not illegal. The author has extensive clinical experience of hearing the stories of men with learning disabilities who do use commercial sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Barriers
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Roberts, Bill; Hamilton, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2010
This article recounts the life-story of one man who was "diagnosed" as intellectually disabled in the early 1960s. It details the time he spent in a special residential school in the Irish Republic after acquiring this label and outlines the bullying and abuse he experienced. It includes his struggle as an adult to come to terms with his…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Bullying, Mental Retardation, Residential Schools
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Yacoub, Evan; Hall, Ian – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
We aimed to explore in detail the sexual lives and behaviour of men with mild learning disabilities living both in community and in secure hospital settings. We wanted to generate hypotheses about them and identify potential unmet needs. We used a narrative interview that focused on areas such as relationships, sex education, contraception and the…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Sex Education, Adult Education, Sexuality
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Paterson, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This article is based on a study undertaken in 2005. It was conducted under the supervision of Professor Carolyn Kagan and with the approval of an ethics committee from the department of psychology and speech pathology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Case examples are explored of two male young offender prisoners who have Asperger syndrome…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Asperger Syndrome, Coping, Case Studies
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Goodman, Wendy; Leggett, Janice; Weston, Clive; Phillips, Sarah; Steward, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
This paper reports on the process of helping offenders, and those at risk of offending, with mild learning disabilities, understand their steps to offending. The four-stage model of sexual offending provides a framework to enable participants and facilitators to understand the individuals' offending, in particular the steps or stages that lead to…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Males, At Risk Persons, Criminals
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Pritchard, Andrew; Roy, Ashok – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2006
Background: There is an increase in people with learning disabilities with offending and other disturbed behaviour who are placed in the local community and out of their area of origin. Aims: To compare clients placed locally and out of area. Method: All authorities in an English region were surveyed and interviewed about their clients placed…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Community Surveys, Interviews, Job Placement
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Kirkland, Jamie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
Cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT) is increasingly being used with people with learning disabilities. One of the challenges in working this way is effectively sharing and understanding the formulation of the client's problem. One could argue that only with a shared understanding can there be collaboration between the therapist and the client. By…
Descriptors: Psychosis, Males, Learning Disabilities, Behavior Modification
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