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Macleod, Fiona J.; Morrison, Fred; Swanston, Michael; Lindsay, William – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A study examined relocation effects on challenging and communicative behaviors of four individuals with severe learning disabilities who moved from a hospital for people with learning disabilities into a community project home. There was an overall decrease in adaptive behaviors and inactivity levels and increases in communicative and challenging…
Descriptors: Adults, Behavior Problems, Correlation, Deinstitutionalization (of Disabled)
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Hooper, Helen; Walker, Margaret – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
A survey of 23 establishments found 16 were still very active in using the Makaton peer tutoring method and reported that the method had not only contributed to an increase in communication and the effectiveness of interactions, but had also resulted in increased self-esteem, confidence, and assertiveness. (Contains references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Communication Skills, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication
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Mobbs, Caroline; Hadley, Samantha; Wittering, Rosemary; Bailey, Nicola M. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2002
Community learning disability nursing has been faced with considerable changes over recent years. In the early part of the 1990s, some commentators believed that it was a specialism in decline. The aim of the present study was to describe the way in which community nurses, learning disabilities (CNLDs), work within National Health Service (NHS)…
Descriptors: Nurses, Developmental Disabilities, Community Health Services, Role
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