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O' Connor, Anne B.; Carpenter, Barry; Coughlan, Barry – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
This paper describes a study exploring the parental response to the diagnosis of their child's developmental disability. A classic grounded theory methodology was used to analyse data comprising 19 interviews and 11 memoirs written by parents. The theory explains how parents adjust to champion their child, who has been identified as having a…
Descriptors: Parents, Adjustment (to Environment), Clinical Diagnosis, Children
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Hayward, Brent A.; Poed, Shiralee; McKay-Brown, Lisa; McVilly, Keith R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: It is necessary to understand which variables successfully contribute to the adoption of positive behaviour support (PBS) in disability services if people with disability are to experience meaningful outcomes. Methods: A systematic review of the disability support literature was undertaken, and meta-aggregation was used to synthesise…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Program Implementation
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McKim, Jules; Samuel, Judith – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) provides an overarching framework for supporting quality-of-life improvements for people who use challenging behaviour. Rapport, or the lack of it, is well understood as a setting factor for some challenging behaviours. Intensive Interaction is an approach that, among other possible outcomes, can…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Behavior Disorders, Interpersonal Relationship, Quality of Life
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Two young men disclosed emotional, sexual and physical abuse while attending college and living with Shared Lives carers in the UK. This paper provides a narrative account of the period when the two men were exposed to the abuse, the disclosures, the investigation and the legal and safeguarding investigation outcomes. A second paper describes the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Digman, Carmel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: This is the second of two papers describing a case study of two young men with complex learning disabilities. They presented with severe trauma-related mental distress following alleged sexual, emotional and physical abuse. This paper concerns the psychological intervention and support provided for them and their families over a period…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Males, Students with Disabilities
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Glumbic, Nenad; Brojcin, Branislav; Ðordevic, Mirjana; Žunic-Pavlovic, Vesna – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2021
Background: Mobile phones are multifunctional devices which allow adolescents to belong to their peer group, communicate with them, and also expand their digital interactions. The aim of this research was to identify possible differences in the areas and ways of mobile phone use in non-disabled adolescents and their peers identified with mild…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Telecommunications, Adolescents, Mild Intellectual Disability
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Tait, Kathleen; Hussain, Rafat; Wark, Stuart; Fung, Francis – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: This study investigated perceived quality of life (QoL) of community-dwelling middle-aged adults (30-50 years) with an intellectual disability and/or developmental disability living in rural or urban areas in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. The specific aim of the current paper was to provide a descriptive evidence base of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Aging (Individuals), Adults, Intellectual Disability
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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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Graham, Yitka N. H.; Gerrard, David; Laight, Samantha; Brown, Rebecca; Keith, Sarah; Hayes, Catherine – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: The issues surrounding the prescribing and monitoring of medications for people with learning disabilities and behaviours deemed to be challenging, and are complex in their management for patients, healthcare professionals and carers. The aim of the study was to explore the impact of the pharmacist independent prescriber on a…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Pharmacy, Drug Therapy, Intellectual Disability
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Reilly, Deirdre Emer; Raymond, Kathryn; O'Donnell, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Academic research and reports from healthcare professionals tell us people with learning disabilities are not routinely supported to learn about end-of-life issues or make plans for the end of their lives. Materials: Questionnaires were used to check how much people knew. Accessible symbols were used to help people understand…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Death, Self Determination, Access to Information
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Yazdi, Bahar; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: People with epilepsy (PWE) have a higher fracture risk than nonepilepsy populations. Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) cause bone loss. Limited physical activity and poor dietary intake increase fracture risk in PWE. People with an intellectual disability have higher prevalence of epilepsy, likely to be on multiple AEDs, with poorer response,…
Descriptors: Epilepsy, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Drug Therapy
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Lonergan, Aoife – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: As the life expectancy of adults with intellectual disability has increased, experience of familial bereavement is becoming more frequent. However, this group may not receive adequate information and support to enable them to understand and cope with the experience of loss. Method: This narrative review examined the impact of…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Adults, Grief, Coping
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Conder, Jennifer Ann; Mirfin-Veitch, Brigit Frances – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Within Aotearoa New Zealand (ANZ), disability policy is directed at increasing choices for disabled people. However, funding to individuals remains insufficient to address wider social inequities that exist. While people with learning disability enjoy the freedom of living independently, they can be at risk of poor health outcomes and…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Independent Living, Money Management
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Jones, Serena Anusha; Finch, Moyra – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Mindfulness-informed interventions are increasingly being offered to individuals with learning disabilities. The current paper aims to reflect on the provision and effectiveness of a group intervention incorporating mindfulness-informed techniques and relaxation strategies. Method: Nine group attendees with mild learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Group Activities, Intervention, Relaxation Training
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Perera, Bhathika; Audi, Salma; Solomou, Solomis; Courtenay, Ken; Ramsay, Hugh – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
Background: Studies have reported increased prevalence of physical and mental health conditions in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) compared to people without intellectual disabilities. However, there are no studies looking into specific health conditions at a national level and comparing with areas that are socio-economically…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Comorbidity, Low Income Groups, Socioeconomic Influences
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