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Sutton, Julie E.; Huws, Jaci C.; Burton, Christopher R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Sleep hygiene education (SHE) is a familiar intervention for addressing behavioural sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities that involves advising parents on sleep-promoting behaviours; however, it is supported by a limited evidence base. Materials and methods: This exploratory study aimed to enhance qualitative…
Descriptors: Sleep, Hygiene, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Cumella, Stuart; Lyons, Maria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: A key aim of public policy has been to move people with a learning disability from segregated settings into ordinary housing, with the expectation that they would become integrated in and accepted by the rest of society. Despite this policy, people with a learning disability have high rates of unemployment, social isolation, mental…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Housing, Quality of Life, Public Policy
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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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Whitehurst, Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2012
Learning of a child's disability can be a difficult time for any parent. Sensitive support is critical to ensuring parents understand the nature of the disability, the prognosis and services available to them. However, where the disability is not well understood, where professionals are not well informed and where pathways of care are not…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Family Programs, Epidemiology, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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Hayes, Susan; Shackell, Phil; Mottram, Pat; Lancaster, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2007
Over-representation of people with learning disability in prisons has been demonstrated in many Western jurisdictions. This was the first comprehensive research in a UK prison. The research used a random 10% sample of a prison population (n = 140). A semi-structured interview, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (UK version) and the Vineland…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Incidence, Intelligence, Learning Disabilities
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Bell, Dorothy M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2005
A case example is used to illustrate ways of adapting service provision for a range of difficulties to suit a person with learning disabilities and also where there may be limited access due to a remote and rural location.
Descriptors: Adults, Learning Disabilities, Rural Areas, Geographic Isolation