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Codd, Jon; Hewitt, Olivia – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Transition to adulthood is an important time for young people and may be a particularly challenging time for people with intellectual disabilities. However, there has been little research in the UK regarding the experiences of parents who have son or daughter with an intellectual disability transitioning to adulthood. Method: The study…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Attitudes
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Symonds, Jon; Abbott, David; Dugdale, Daryl – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This article reports on the perspectives of fathers with a learning disability in England about being fathers and the support they have received. Although there is an established literature that considers parenting with a learning disability, few studies have focused on the perspectives of fathers. Method: We adopted a qualitative…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Parent Role, Learning 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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Gee, Grahame; Conder, Jenny; Adamson, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The move to community living has increased access to alcohol for people with an intellectual disability. The literature on alcohol usage in this population is sparse, and no research has investigated the experience of alcohol consumption in Aotearoa/New Zealand for people with an intellectual disability. Methods: The aim of this study…
Descriptors: Drinking, Foreign Countries, Social Support Groups, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Bourne, Jane; Selman, Matthew; Hackett, Simon – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The UK Government's Transforming Care Agenda for people with learning disabilities has struggled to meet its goals of reducing inpatient beds and building community-based support. This article reports on the experiences of support staff who attended dramatherapy groups developed to assist transitions from an inpatient hospital and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Intellectual Disability
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Roche-Morris, Aisling; Cheetham, John – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Hearing voices groups (HVGs) are effective avenues of support for people who hear voices in the general population yet their application and adaptation for people with learning disabilities who hear voices are scarce. Methods: This paper is an evaluation of a pilot HVG for people with learning disabilities. Five people attended the…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Social Support Groups
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Head, Annabel; Ellis-Caird, Helen; Rhodes, Louisa; Parkinson, Kathie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: People with learning disabilities are moving out of hospitals as part of the Transforming Care programme, although thus far their views on how they have experienced this have not been researched. Materials and Methods: A qualitative design was used to explore how people with learning disabilities experienced moving as part of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Transitional Programs, Independent Living
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Pethica, Stefania; Bigham, Katie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Parenting can be challenging for people with intellectual disabilities. The nature of the parents' intellectual disability as well as past experiences of institutionalisation, insensitive care and inadequate support can interfere with parents' capacity to provide responsive and appropriate parenting to their own children. This can…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Interaction, Parent Education, Parenting Styles
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Davys, Deborah; Mitchell, Duncan; Martin, Rachel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: There is little research that specifically relates to fathers of adults with a learning disability despite the social expectation that fathers will provide a supportive role over the lifespan. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with seven fathers of adults with a learning disability to explore their roles, needs and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Adults, Learning Disabilities, Parent Role
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MacDonald, Dee – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties identified a need for more opportunities to access appropriate emotional support. Materials and Methods: A narrative literature review was undertaken. Factors associated with dealing with emotional unrest, such as self-esteem/self-awareness, a person's attitude to having learning…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Mild Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Self Esteem
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Kiddle, Hannah; Drew, Neil; Crabbe, Paul; Wigmore, Jonathan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Memory cafés have been found to normalise experiences of dementia and provide access to an accepting social network. People with learning disabilities are at increased risk of developing dementia, but the possible benefits of attending a memory café are not known. This study evaluates a 12-week pilot memory café for people with learning…
Descriptors: Memory, Learning Disabilities, Dementia, Pilot Projects
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Tarleton, Beth – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2015
This paper considers the impact of research and development work around parenting by adults with a learning difficulty undertaken at the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) since 2005. It discusses how our understanding of the support needs of parents with learning difficulties grew through an initial mapping study which led to the concept of…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Adults, Parents with Disabilities, Needs Assessment
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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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Cairns, Deborah; Tolson, Debbie; Brown, Jayne; Darbyshire, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
This article reports on the results of a qualitative study (in-depth interviews) carried out in the United Kingdom as part of a larger (two-phased) study investigating the experiences, health and future perspectives of older parent carers (six mothers and two fathers) of offspring with learning disabilities over a prolonged period of time. The…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Caregivers, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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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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