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McKerr, Lyn; McConnell, Emma L.; Black, Shelley A.; McClelland, Julie; Little, Julie A.; Saunders, Kathryn J.; Dillenburger, Karola – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Children with identified special educational needs are at higher risk than other children of having visual needs that are not adequately met. This paper evaluates the impact of addressing the visual needs of these children on behaviour and academic achievements in a number of case studies. Method: Nine children (4-11 years of age, from…
Descriptors: Visual Impairments, Children, Access to Education, Special Needs Students
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Nancarrow, Thomas; Rencher, Joshua; Wilcock, Mike; Bonell, Simon; Wolke, Tony; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is associated with polypharmacy particularly off-label psychotropics for "challenging behaviour." NHS England introduced the "stopping over medication of people with a learning disability (LD), autism or both" (STOMP) initiative. As ID services are a professionally diverse group, it is…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Drug Therapy
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Wolfenden, Claire; Wittkowski, Anja; Jones, Simon A.; Rust, Stewart; Hare, Dougal J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present in children with mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III). Questionnaires measuring the two core domains of ASD (social responsiveness and repetitive behaviour) were completed by N = 17 parents of children with MPS III. Results indicated that scores consistent with ASD were reported by all…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Children
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Dairo, Yetunde M.; Collett, Johnny; Dawes, Helen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Few studies have measured physical activity (PA) levels of adults with intellectual disabilities using both objective and subjective methods, but none included individuals with profound intellectual disabilities. To inform effective measurement of PA across the disability spectrum, this study explored: the feasibility of measuring PA…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Physical Activity Level, Measurement, Adults
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Fish, Rebecca; Hatton, Chris; Chauhan, Umesh – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Previous research has found that people with learning disabilities are not given prescription information that is tailored to their needs. We wanted to find out people's information requirements. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was co-produced by the authors and consultants with learning disabilities. It asked what information…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Questionnaires, Physicians
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Hamilton, Jahnese; Ingham, Barry; McKinnon, Iain; Parr, Jeremy R.; Tam, Louise Yuen-Chong; Le Couteur, Ann – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: Adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism are often excluded from participating in health and healthcare research. Understanding study information, which is an important aspect of demonstrating capacity to give informed consent, can be a particular challenge. This study surveyed clinical researchers to discover: (i) their…
Descriptors: Adults, Intellectual Disability, Cognitive Ability, Informed Consent
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Crook, Bradley; Tomlins, Rose; Bancroft, Ann; Ogi, Laura – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The importance of making research participation accessible for people with learning disabilities is emphasised in government and NHS research strategies. This evaluation explored the realities of this goal from the perceptions of people with learning disabilities and clinicians within an NHS learning disability service. People with learning…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Learning Disabilities, Barriers, Focus Groups
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Bailey, Maria; Doody, Owen; Lyons, Rosemary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Palliative care services have developed over the years to support all persons with life-limiting conditions. Moreover, services for people with an intellectual disability have moved from the traditional institutional setting to supporting people with an intellectual disability to live in their own community and family home. The expansion of…
Descriptors: Community Surveys, Nursing, Intellectual Disability, Statistical Analysis
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Clark, Alex; Browne, Sarah; Boardman, Liz; Hewitt, Lealah; Light, Sophie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
UK National Autism Strategy (Department of Health, 2010 and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance (NICE, 2012) states that frontline staff should have a good understanding of Autism. Fifty-six clinical and administrative staff from a multidisciplinary community Learning Disability service completed an electronic questionnaire…
Descriptors: Autism, Knowledge Level, Foreign Countries, Learning Disabilities
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Edge, Daniel; Oyefeso, Adenekan; Evans, Carys; Evans, Amber – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Objective: To determine the psychometric properties of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in patients with a learning disability and examine it's utility for conducting mental capacity assessment. Method: This study was a cross-sectional, instrument validation study in an inpatient hospital setting, located in the East of England. The sample…
Descriptors: Patients, Learning Disabilities, Psychometrics, Case Studies
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Christopher, Rose; Horsley, Sarah – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The Dudley Behavioural Support Team (BST) was set up based on Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) principles to support individuals with behaviours that challenge. The Winterbourne Review emphasises the importance of developing high-quality specialist community services and the Ensuring Quality Services (Local Government Association & NHS…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Behavior Problems, Positive Behavior Supports, Quality Assurance
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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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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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Cumella, Stuart; Heslam, Sheila – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
There has been limited research on the attitudes of family carers and the part they play in helping people with a learning disability choose accommodation. A postal questionnaire was sent to family carers of people with Down's Syndrome, to identify their attitudes to supported living, their experience of the application process, and the…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Questionnaires, Caregivers, Attitude Measures
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Tredinnick, Gerlind; Cocks, Naomi – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
This study investigated the effectiveness of a 1-day dysphagia training package delivered to support workers who work with adults with a learning disability. Thirty-eight support staff took part in this study. Twenty-five support staff received training, and 13 did not receive training and therefore acted as a control group. Three questionnaires…
Descriptors: Adults, Developmental Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Training
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