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Cudré-Mauroux, Annick; Piérart, Geneviève; Vaucher, Carla – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intervention to increase self-determination of people with learning disabilities is a major issue for social care practices. This study examines relational needs of people with learning disabilities regarding self-determination in the context of the relationships they share with social care professionals. Method: We held focus group…
Descriptors: Self Determination, Learning Disabilities, Intervention, Goal Orientation
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Sutton, Julie E.; Huws, Jaci C.; Burton, Christopher R. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Sleep hygiene education (SHE) is a familiar intervention for addressing behavioural sleep problems in children with developmental disabilities that involves advising parents on sleep-promoting behaviours; however, it is supported by a limited evidence base. Materials and methods: This exploratory study aimed to enhance qualitative…
Descriptors: Sleep, Hygiene, Intervention, Behavior Problems
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Nancarrow, Thomas; Rencher, Joshua; Wilcock, Mike; Bonell, Simon; Wolke, Tony; Shankar, Rohit – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Intellectual disability (ID) is associated with polypharmacy particularly off-label psychotropics for "challenging behaviour." NHS England introduced the "stopping over medication of people with a learning disability (LD), autism or both" (STOMP) initiative. As ID services are a professionally diverse group, it is…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Learning Disabilities, Correlation, Drug Therapy
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Egan, Caroline; Dalton, Caroline Teresa – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: People with intellectual disabilities are experiencing increased longevity, and in parallel, their family caregivers are also ageing. The literature identifies that these caregivers are at risk of burden. The aim of this study was to measure the level of caregiver burden among older carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adults, Intellectual Disability
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Sawhney, Indermeet; Zia, Asif; Adams, Danielle; Gates, Bob – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: It is well established that valproate, and its valproic acid, sodium valproate, and valproate semisodium forms is a highly teratogenic drug and evidence suggests that use in pregnancy leads to physical birth defects in 10% of children born compared with a background rate of 2% to 3%. Congenital malformations associated with valproate…
Descriptors: Females, Intellectual Disability, At Risk Persons, Pregnancy
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Deveau, Roy; McGill, Peter – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Introduction: Research has shown a positive relationship between practice leadership (frontline management focused upon supporting staff to work better) and better staff experiences of working with people with learning disabilities who may show challenging behaviours. However, little is known regarding the impact of frequency and accessibility of…
Descriptors: Community Services, Learning Disabilities, Administrators, Foreign Countries
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Lloyd, Janette; Jobling, Anne; White, Emma Louise; Labosse, Michel; Moni, Karen; Cuskelly, Monica; McMahon, Mary – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper reports the use of a dialogic approach to working inclusively with two young people with intellectual disability as part of a Research Reference Committee for a project that examined how adults with intellectual disability and their families plan for their future. The paper begins with an overview of the role of the Research Reference…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Young Adults, Research Committees
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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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Salmon, Nancy; Garcia Iriarte, Edurne; Donohoe, Brian; Murray, Laura; Singleton, Greg; Barrett, Mary; Dillon, Marie – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live well in communities they choose is deinstitutionalisation's central aim and endorsed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) (UN, 2006). This study focused on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland when…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Place of Residence, Adults
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Maguire, Karla; Gleeson, Kate; Holmes, Nan – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Despite positive attitudes amongst support staff towards sexuality, adults with learning disabilities report being dissatisfied with the support they receive. This research aimed to explore support workers' understanding of their role supporting the sexuality of adults with learning disabilities. Method: Six support workers from…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Sexuality, Positive Attitudes, Adults
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Gobrial, Ereny; McAnelly, Su; Shannon, Patrick – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
This paper outlines, through a transnational discourse between partners in Egypt and the UK, an overview of the literature on the definition and features of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) with associated learning needs and health conditions as applied to children and young people in Egypt. As a low- to middle-income country, Egypt has a poor and…
Descriptors: Children, Young Adults, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wolfenden, Claire; Wittkowski, Anja; Jones, Simon A.; Rust, Stewart; Hare, Dougal J. – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are present in children with mucopolysaccharidosis type III (MPS III). Questionnaires measuring the two core domains of ASD (social responsiveness and repetitive behaviour) were completed by N = 17 parents of children with MPS III. Results indicated that scores consistent with ASD were reported by all…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Genetic Disorders, Children
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Nicholson, Emma; Guerin, Suzanne; Keogh, Fiona; Dodd, Philip – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Respite care is an essential support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families; however, there is limited evidence examining different models of respite care. The present research examined quality of life among adults with intellectual disabilities using three different models of respite services in Ireland. Method:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mild Intellectual Disability, Moderate Intellectual Disability, Residential Care
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Smidt, Andy; Markoulli, Constantina; Wine, Chloe; Chang, Elsie; Turnbull, Harmony; Huzmeli, Aylin; Hines, Monique – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2019
Background: Children and adults with developmental disability frequently require either aided or unaided alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). Key word sign (KWS) involves using natural gesture and sign language to support the key words in spoken utterances. The purpose of this study was to determine whether communication partners of…
Descriptors: Retention (Psychology), Sign Language, Workshops, Receptive Language
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Caveney, Domanic; Wassall, Shaun; Rayner, Kelly – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2018
Background: Clients with attachment issues are over-represented in learning disability services. Forensic inpatient services are no exception. Treatment pathways comprise multidisciplinary interventions, and skills-based treatments are considered vital to recovery and maintenance of prosocial and adaptive behaviour and reduction in risk. An…
Descriptors: Intervention, Case Studies, Attachment Behavior, Autism
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