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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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Sitter, Kathleen C.; Burke, Amy C.; Ladhani, Sheliza; Mallay, Nicole – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Although sexual rights are human rights, persons with developmental disabilities are often excluded from developing positive sexual health due to societal attitudes, stigma, a lack of education and limited opportunities. Methods: As a part of a 12-month participatory action research study in a western Canadian province, nine adults…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Participatory Research, Action Research, Video Technology
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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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Northway, Ruth; Hurley, Karen; O'Connor, Chris; Thomas, Helen; Howarth, Joyce; Langley, Emma; Bale, Sue – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
While recent years have seen an increase in the number of participatory and inclusive research studies being undertaken where people with learning disabilities are active members of the research team, little has been published about how teams decide what to research. This paper aims to fill this gap by discussing how in one area of Wales a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Educational Research, Developmental Disabilities
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Keyes, Sarah E.; Brandon, Toby – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Mutual Support, a model of peer support by and for people with learning difficulties, was constructed through a participatory research process. The research focussed on individual narratives from people with learning difficulties. These narratives were then brought together to form a collective model of support. This paper outlines the detailed…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Participatory Research, Self Advocacy, Personal Narratives
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British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
This article is about the lived experiences and friendships of a small group of people with a learning disability who live without support in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. The findings are from an inclusive research project, that was named "Money, Friends and Making Ends Meet" and the participants who researched their own…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Social Networks, Friendship, Social Capital
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Walmsley, Jan; Mannan, Hasheem – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
This paper evaluates a participatory action research (PAR) approach to conducting family research in Ireland. Drawing on PAR methodology it describes how parents of people with intellectual disabilities were recruited and trained to facilitate focus groups of parents in Ireland, in order to create an evidence base to support improved dialogue…
Descriptors: Action Research, Mental Retardation, Family Life, Focus Groups
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Bjornsdottir, Kristin; Svensdottir, Aileen Soffia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
The aim of this paper is to reflect on research collaboration between a research participant with learning disability and a nondisabled doctoral student. In the paper we explore the inclusiveness of our research partnership and how collaborative life histories can be empowering both for participants and researchers. We suggest that it is possible…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Researchers, Heterogeneous Grouping, Learning Disabilities
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McClimens, Alex – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
Collaboration within the research and publishing process provides opportunities for shared learning and increased knowledge production and dissemination. It can also provide opportunities for conflict if the contributors are divided over issues of authority and authorship. While this situation can be managed, the potential for misunderstanding to…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Cooperation, Mental Retardation, Participatory Research
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Brooks, Michelle; Davies, Stephanie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2008
People with a learning disability, the experts of their own experience are increasingly involved in research. We will be discussing in this paper their centrality in the development of a psychological therapy outcome measure for people with learning disabilities. Their involvement needs to go beyond giving their views to being included in the…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Learning Disabilities, Psychotherapy, Measures (Individuals)
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Dye, Linda; Hendy, Steve; Hare, Dougal Julian; Burton, Mark – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2004
Summary Capacity to consent is an important concept when working with people with learning disabilities. The current concept of consent is based on a dichotomous categorization: people either have or do not have capacity to consent. Several research studies have focused on the assessment of capacity to consent and these studies report a range from…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Decision Making, Student Participation, Risk
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Burke, Anne; McMillan, Jane; Cummins, Lorraine; Thompson, Agnes; Forsyth, Watson; McLellan, James; Snot, Linda; Fraser, Anne; Fraser, Mary; Fulton, Charity; McGrindel, Elizabeth; Gillies, Lorraine; LeFort, Shelley; Miller, Gail; Whitehall, John; Wilson, John; Smith, Janet; Wright, David – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2003
A participatory research project was designed to teach eight British adults with learning disabilities about keeping healthy. The development of the project, the recruitment of the participants, and the involvement of the participants in the project are discussed, along with the role of researchers and support workers in participatory research.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion