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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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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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Riches, Tanya N.; O'Brien, Patricia M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2017
Background: This article presents a case study of the Centre for Disability Studies' Inclusive Research Network. The network is a dynamic group of around fifteen people who have intellectual and other disabilities, support workers and university researchers. Methods: The study was based upon an evaluation of the group's research practice, as…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Case Studies, Developmental Disabilities, Focus Groups
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Jacobs, Myrthe; Downie, Helen; Kidd, Gill; Fitzsimmons, Lorna; Gibbs, Susie; Melville, Craig – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Children and young people with learning disabilities experience high rates of mental health problems. Methods: The present study reviewed the literature on mental health services for children with learning disabilities, to identify known models of service provision and what has been experienced as effective or challenging in providing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Mental Health, Health Services
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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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Hutchison, Andrew; Kroese, Biza Stenfert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Research evidence reveals that adults with learning disabilities who live in residential care facilities are being exposed to considerable variation in the standards of care they receive. High profile cases of substandard care have also raised concerns regarding the appropriateness of existing care provisions and practices. While attempts have…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Residential Care, Adults, Phenomenology
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Tomlins, Rose; Cawley, James – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Group work for people who experience voice hearing in the mainstream population has been shown to have various benefits; however, there is little research describing hearing voices groups for people with learning disabilities. This study describes perceptions of a new hearing voices group for people with mild learning disabilities. Semi-structured…
Descriptors: Mild Intellectual Disability, Group Therapy, Semi Structured Interviews, Decision Making
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Thompson-Janes, Emily; Brice, Samuel; McElroy, Rebecca; Abbott, Jennie; Ball, June – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The Confident Parenting group is a therapeutic group for parents of children with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour, which is informed by the principles of behavioural theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. Parent's experiences of the group were elicited through participation in a large focus group which followed a…
Descriptors: Group Therapy, Parents, Learning Disabilities, Focus Groups
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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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Soenen, Sarah; van Berckelaer-Onnes, Ina; Scholte, Evert – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Young adults with mild to borderline intellectual disability (MBID) have varying profiles of cognitive, adaptive and behavioural functioning. There is also variability in their educational and therapeutic needs. This study compares recommended and actual provision of support for two groups of young adults with MBID and looks at young adults'…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Mild Intellectual Disability, Community Services, Independent Living
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Hewitt, Olivia; Keeling, Natalie; Pearce, Malcom – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Between 10% and 15% of people with a learning disability have behaviour that challenges others, and half of these people live within the family home (Emerson et al., "Research in Developmental Disabilities," 2001; 22, 77). Current best practice in managing challenging behaviour combines person-centred planning, functional analysis, and…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Training, Behavior Problems
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Leaning, Brian; Adderley, Hope – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Raymond, a 62 year old gentleman diagnosed with severe and profound learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder and severe challenging behaviour, who had lived in long stay campus-based hospital accommodation for 46 years was supported to move to a community project developed to support people to live in their own bespoke flat. This…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Residential Care, Males, Severe Disabilities
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Connell, Zara O.; Halloran, Maeve O.; Doody, Owen – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
People with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are born into families and influence family functioning both positively and negatively. One of the most enduring relationships a person with ASD will have is their relationship with a brother or sister. Services for people with ASD should provide effective support to families, which include brothers,…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Sibling Relationship, Family Programs
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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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Milot, Élise; Turcotte, Daniel; Tétreault, Sylvie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
In several countries, a growing number of adults with cognitive limitations decide to become parents. However, exercising this right requires the implementation of measures and services that foster their ability to assume parental responsibilities. This study presents results collected in an exploratory study documenting the type of support…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Parent Education, Parenting Skills, Child Rearing
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