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Connaughton, Helen; Cline, Tony – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Research suggests that, in spite of legislation, the process of transition from school is problematic for most young people with disabilities. Best practices in transition emphasise the importance of providing personalised transition supports. This study, which took place in Ireland, aimed to explore the application of social role…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Students with Disabilities
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Croom, Sarah; Chadwick, Darren D.; Nicholls, Wendy; McGarry, Ali – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: A growing body of research supports the efficacy of mindfulness-based intervention programmes (MBPs) for people with intellectual disabilities. Existing literature calls for focus on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities participating in MBPs. Materials and Methods: This study explored the experiences of nine adults…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Intervention
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Callus, Anne-Marie; Cauchi, Dorianne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This article presents research on the use of easy-to-read documents to ensure meaningful access to information for persons with intellectual disability. The research questions focus on the factors that influence the use of easy-to-read documents and what needs to be considered to ensure that these documents are used meaningfully.…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Intellectual Development, Readability, Foreign Countries
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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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Gadd, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Respite supports are highly valued by persons with disabilities and their families/carers. In Ireland, there has been regular commentary in relation to a lack of respite services, with users and other stakeholders reporting limited access, inequity of provision, and long waiting lists for support. Materials and Methods: Much of the…
Descriptors: Respite Care, Intellectual Disability, Adults, Foreign Countries
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Atkinson-Jones, Katherine; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Social and communication impairments are a core diagnostic feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can act as a barrier to developing relationships. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) guidelines recommend group social skills interventions as the first-line treatment to help adults with ASD improve their…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Group Activities
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McKenzie, Karen; Whelan, Kathryn J.; Mayer, Claire; McNall, Anne; Noone, Steve; Chaplin, Jill – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: There is a growing evidence base about the effectiveness of positive behavioural support (PBS) in relation to behaviours that challenge (CB). There is, however, limited research from the perspective of individuals receiving this support. The objective of this qualitative study was to obtain the views of participants with an…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Positive Behavior Supports, Attitudes, Foreign Countries
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Crossland, Tom; Hewitt, Olivia; Walden, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: A growing body of evidence supports the use of Dialectic Behaviour Therapy with people with an intellectual disability. Various adaptation have been used in studies exploring the efficacy of this intervention. Method: A Dialectic Behaviour Therapy DBT skills training group was attended by people with an intellectual disability and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Skill Development, Well Being, Mental Health
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Johnson, Clair; Viljoen, Nina – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Systemic approaches can be useful in working with people with learning disabilities and their network. The evidence base for these approaches within the field of learning disabilities, however, is currently limited. Materials and Methods: This article presents part of a service evaluation of systemic consultations in a Community…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Interdisciplinary Approach, Systems Approach, Expectation
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Baker, Peter; Appleton, Philippa; Williams, Rosie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This study evaluated a package of Active Support (AS), which included standard training with additional video informed reflective practice. Materials & Methods: The training package was implemented as part of a service improvement initiative in four residential intellectual disability homes, using a concurrent multiple baseline…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Intellectual Disability, Training, Video Technology
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Chadwick, Darren D.; Quinn, Sally; Fullwood, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Information and communication technologies, with the Internet at the forefront, have the potential to enhance the knowledge, service, employment, development and social interactional opportunities available to people with intellectual disabilities. Despite this, people with intellectual disabilities are not accessing the Internet to…
Descriptors: Internet, Intellectual Disability, Assistive Technology, Attitude Measures
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Thornton, Victoria; Williamson, Rachel; Cooke, Bronwen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Mindfulness is becoming increasingly reported as an effective way to support well-being and reduce mental health difficulties. Materials and Methods: This study reports on the development and pilot of a mindfulness-based group for young people with learning disabilities and their carers. Results: Group participants reported that the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Youth, Learning Disabilities, Pilot Projects
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Rayner, Kelly; Bradley, Samantha; Johnson, Gemma; Mrozik, Jennifer H.; Appiah, Afua; Nagra, Maninder K. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The engagement of people with learning disabilities in social communication is crucial to the development of relationships with others, a sense of social inclusion and self-worth. Intensive Interaction is an approach that can help carers develop their skills to engage people with severe and profound learning disabilities in personally relevant…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Caregiver Training, Interaction, Training Methods
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Howarth, Sharon; Morris, David; Newlin, Meredith; Webber, Martin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
People with learning disabilities are among the most socially excluded in society. There is a significant gap in research evidence showing how health and social care workers can intervene to improve the social participation of adults with learning disabilities. A systematic review and modified narrative synthesis was used to appraise the quality…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Health Services
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Randle-Phillips, Cathy; Farquhar, Sarah; Thomas, Sally – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: This study describes how a specific narrative therapy approach called 'the tree of life' was adapted to run a group for women with learning disabilities. The group consisted of four participants and ran for five consecutive weeks. Materials and Methods: Participants each constructed a tree to represent their lives and presented their…
Descriptors: Females, Intellectual Disability, Program Effectiveness, Intervention
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