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Horn, Jaime Helena; Moss, Duncan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Research has identified the collective experiences of oppression, stigma and isolation in the lives of people with learning disabilities. Against the backdrop of social and cultural processes that shape and limit the life experiences of people with learning disabilities, the authors are interested in how the individual develops a sense of self and…
Descriptors: Experience, Individual Development, Females, Personal Narratives
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Robert, Marie; Leblanc, Line; Boyer, Thierry – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Parents of children with developmental disabilities (autism or intellectual disabilities) are more susceptible to stress and have a greater burden of adversity than other parents. Their well-being and satisfaction greatly depend on the system's response of finding them formal support and the help they need. This study proposes an interpretive…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Parents, Experience, Children
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Mulligan, Bethany; John, Mary; Coombes, Rachel; Singh, Rosemary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Seven per cent of individuals with learning disabilities also display challenging behaviour ("Challenging behaviour: analysis and intervention in people with severe intellectual disabilities," 2001, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press), which has an effect on the whole family. Services need to be developed to support and reflect this…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Family Programs, Services, Child Behavior
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McClimens, Alex; Brennan, Siobhan; Hargreaves, Pauline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
We undertook this project because we believed that hearing loss experienced by the target population was greater than the referral figures suggested. Therefore, we set up a trial service initiative designed to examine the efficacy of different referral routes into audiology services for adults with learning disability. This retrospective analysis…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Mental Retardation, Adults, Referral
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Flood, Bernadette; Henman, Martin C. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
People with intellectual disabilities may be "invisible" to pharmacists. They are a complex group of patients many of whom have diabetes. Pharmacists may have little experience of the challenges faced by this high risk group of patients who may be prescribed high risk medications. This case report details information supplied by Pat, a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mental Retardation, Disabilities, Pharmacy
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Davys, Deborah; Mitchell, Duncan; Haigh, Carol – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
A total of 15 adult siblings of people who have a learning disability were interviewed in relation to their future wishes and expectations of care giving. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was used to analyse transcripts from the interviews where it was demonstrated that futures planning remains an area of difficulty for families of…
Descriptors: Siblings, Autism, Mental Retardation, Phenomenology
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Walker, Brigid; MacBryer, Shona; Jones, Alan; Law, Jim – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Because of difficulties with neuropsychological assessments for dementia in people with learning disabilities, professionals in clinical practice have relied heavily on carer interviews, one of the most widely used being the "Dementia Questionnaire for People with Learning Disabilities" (DLD-Evenhuis et al. 2006 "Dementia…
Descriptors: Dementia, Questionnaires, Down Syndrome, Neuropsychology
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Azzopardi-Lane, Claire; Callus, Anne-Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper presented research undertaken in collaboration with a self-advocacy group using inclusive research methods and puts forward the views of people with intellectual disability on the topics of sexuality and relationships. The paper presents the perceptions of sexuality of the people with intellectual disability and how these are influenced…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Mental Retardation, Self Advocacy, Interpersonal Relationship
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Jepson, Marcus – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study describes the experiences of a researcher negotiating consent with people with learning disabilities to become participants in a research study. The study was about how the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was applied to everyday decision-making in social care settings. However, before data collection could begin, the researcher had to follow…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Decision Making, Legislation, Data Collection
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Cowdrey, Felicity A.; Walz, Linda – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
The evidence-base for exposure therapy in people with learning disabilities experiencing specific phobias is sparse. This case study describes the assessment, formulation and treatment of spider phobia in a woman with learning disabilities using an exposure-based intervention augmented with mindfulness practice and bereavement work. To evaluate…
Descriptors: Fear, Counseling Techniques, Mental Retardation, Case Studies
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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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Bauer, Annette; Wistow, Gerald; Dixon, Josie; Knapp, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Advocacy can help service users both to understand their rights and choices and also to support them in resolving issues of great significance to their lives. We investigated some of the costs and outcomes of advocacy provided to parents with learning disabilities at risk of having their children taken into care. Through two workshops and a…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Mental Retardation, Intervention, Parents with Disabilities
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Tinney, Grainne; Forde, Jenny; Hone, Loraine; Flanagan, Lisa; Smith, Martine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper outlines a programme "Safe and Social" that has been implemented with adults with intellectual disability across multiple contexts in a service based in Ireland. The emphasis within the programme is on providing service users and staff with a framework and the necessary language to discuss social behaviours and boundaries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Social Behavior, Social Development
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Pilling, Rachel F. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
Equality of access to health care for adults with learning disability has been in the spotlight in the UK in recent years due to publication of several reports. Adults with learning disability are thought to account for a significant proportion of the diabetic population in the UK. A list of adults known to the learning disability health…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Mental Retardation, Diabetes
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Petner-Arrey, Jami; Copeland, Susan R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This study from the south-western United States investigated the perceptions of persons with intellectual disability receiving support and of persons providing support regarding the autonomy of people with intellectual disability. The participants included 10 people with intellectual disability and 10 support workers. Through interviews, this…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Attitude Measures, Personal Autonomy, Interviews
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