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Young, Hannah; Garrard, Brenda – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Supporting bereaved people with profound learning disabilities still remains an under-researched area. Moreover, the barriers of communication and disenfranchised grief mean that they often do not receive the support they require, leading to emotional and behavioural difficulties. This article describes research using a case study design, which…
Descriptors: Grief, Learning Disabilities, Memory, Mnemonics
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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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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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Kennedy, Lucille; Brewer, Gayle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The experiences and opinions of people with learning disabilities are often ignored or devalued. Oral and life history projects allow individuals to communicate their own opinions and experiences. This process can lead to more meaningful interactions between those with learning disabilities and support workers. Whilst the interview techniques…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Creative Activities, Biographies, Communication Strategies
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Rowe, Michelle – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This article provides a timely response in regard to the Department of Health's current initiative to financially reward GPs to prioritise and undertake dementia screening for people with learning disabilities over the age of 50 years and for people with Down syndrome over the age of 40 years. Whilst GPs are becoming increasingly aware of their…
Descriptors: Dementia, Screening Tests, Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome
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Mac Giolla Phadraig, Caoimhin; Dougall, Alison; Stapleton, Siobhan; McGeown, Danielle; Nunn, June; Guerin, Suzanne – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: In Ireland, people with learning disabilities have poor oral health. This is in part due to inappropriate oral health services. Recognising the value of inclusive approaches to research and healthcare planning, this study sought to include a group of people with learning disabilities in priority setting for oral health services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Dental Health, Access to Health Care
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Willis, Diane S. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Despite breast screening in Britain being free to all women within the allotted age range, uptake of this service is often poor in women with intellectual disabilities. Reasons put forward are numerous, including poor knowledge, pain and difficulty travelling to the centre. However, what influences the decision to attend is rarely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Cancer, Screening Tests
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Bowles, Caoimhe; Frizelle, Pauline – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: Lámh is a key word signing approach used in Ireland, which can support the communication needs of children with Down syndrome. However, the success of this approach in mainstream schools relies heavily on the attitudes of those within the school environment. To date, two studies have explored the attitudes of teaching staff towards the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Down Syndrome, Peer Relationship, Student Attitudes
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Iemmi, Valentina; Knapp, Martin; Gore, Nick; Cooper, Vivien; Brown, Freddy Jackson; Reid, Caroline; Saville, Maria – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Background: We describe current care arrangements in England for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, and estimate their comparative costs. Materials and Methods: A two-round Delphi exercise was performed in March and April 2014, followed by a costing exercise. Results: The study finds a mixed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Youth, Adults
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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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Carey, Eileen; Griffiths, Colin – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This paper reflects the impact of policy and legislation in the context of how adults with learning disabilities make choices. Following an overview of policies which have improved choice for people with learning disability in the United Kingdom, this paper reviews "choice" in current Irish policy and legislation. This paper, while…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Learning Disabilities, Public Policy, Federal Legislation
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Waight, Mary; Oldreive, Warren – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study aims to outline a time-related study to identify UK websites providing information for people with learning disabilities and to evaluate the websites to determine strengths and weaknesses. Following a brief review of literature, a series of criteria were drawn up to evaluate websites for people with learning disabilities. Eighty-three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Sites, Learning Disabilities, Access to Information
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Rojas, Susana; Haya, Ignacio; Lázaro-Visa, Susana – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
This study starts from the premise that we are sexual beings, and therefore, sexuality is part of our lives and defines us as human beings. This is also true with regard to intellectually disabled people. Within the framework of broader qualitative research carried out in Spain, some partial results of an ongoing study aimed at finding out what a…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Interpersonal Relationship, Intellectual Disability, Qualitative Research
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Walker, Carol; Beck, Charles R.; Eccles, Richard; Weston, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The NHS Constitution requires all NHS organisations to provide high-quality comprehensive services, based on clinical need, which do not discriminate between patients (DH 2010a). Together with its health and social care partners, the NHS also has a statutory duty of care to meet the needs of all patients with dignity and compassion. Recent…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Learning Disabilities, Adults, Evidence
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Bevins, Shelley; Hurse, Emily – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
The following article details a piece of service development work undertaken as part of the Plymouth Down Syndrome Screening Programme. The work aimed to review the use of three measures assessing executive functioning skills used within the Programme as well as with people without Down syndrome. Three tasks assessing executive functioning (the…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Task Analysis
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