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Griffiths, Colin; Smith, Martine – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Interaction between two people may be construed as a continuous process of perception and action within the dyad. A theoretical framework is proposed in this article that explains the concepts and processes which comprise the interaction process. The article explores the transactional nature of interaction, through analysis of narrative data from…
Descriptors: Interaction, Severe Intellectual Disability, Interpersonal Relationship, Grounded Theory
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Aherne, Cian; Coughlan, Barry – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: Aquatics is an under-researched but possibly appropriate form of activity for people with severe to profound intellectual disabilities (SPIDs). Aim: The current pilot study investigates the suitability of an aquatics programme for service users with SPIDs. Method: Four service users with SPID completed an 8-12-session aquatics…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Aquatic Sports, Physical Activities, Caregivers
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Chester, Verity; Simmons, Hayley; Henriksen, Marie; Alexander, Regi T. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
No research has examined vitamin D deficiency among inpatients within forensic intellectual disability services, despite their potentially increased risk. Tests of serum 25(OHD) concentration in blood are routinely offered to patients within the service as part of the admission and annual physical health check. Results were classified as deficient…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Hospitals, Physical Health, At Risk Persons
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Davys, Deborah; Mitchell, Duncan; Martin, Rachel – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
The aim of this article is to review the literature related to fathers of people who have an intellectual disability (ID). Electronic databases and citation tracking were used to collate data using key terms such as fathers, adults with an ID, learning disability, mental handicap and developmental disability. Relevant articles were analysed and…
Descriptors: Fathers, Intellectual Disability, Literature Reviews, Parent Attitudes
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Giust, Amanda M.; Valle-Riestra, Diana M. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Project Panther LIFE is an inclusive postsecondary transition program for students with intellectual disabilities providing university access and participation with the primary goal of employment at program completion. Students in the program receive support from their academic mentors and peer coaches during the academic year. This study examines…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Intellectual Disability, Mentors, Peer Teaching
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Kamstra, Aafke; van der Putten, Annette A. J.; Vlaskamp, Carla – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Most people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) have limited social contact and it is unclear what is done to maintain or increase these contacts. Individual support planning (ISP) can be used in the systematic enhancement of social contacts. This study analyses the content of ISPs with respect to the social contacts of…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship, Individualized Programs
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Sandhu, Daljit; Tomlins, Rose – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
The role and future of assessment and treatment units for people with intellectual disabilities is once again the focus of debate and government policy. Reviewing the admissions to inpatient services can provide useful information about the characteristics, needs and clinical outcomes of clients. Data were collected retrospectively for all 36…
Descriptors: Adults, Community Services, Clinical Diagnosis, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Dag, Munir; Svanelöv, Eric; Gustafsson, Christine – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
This article reports on the results of a pilot study exploring whether and how the meal situations of persons with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) in need of help and support during meal situations were affected by an eating aid. This article also analyzes how PWIDs and their assistants perceived their experiences of using an eating aid during…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Intellectual Disability, Interviews, Assistive Technology
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Sigstad, Hanne Marie Høybråten – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: This study examined how adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities define qualities of friendship and discussed the extent to which these definitions adhere to established definitions of close friendship. Materials and Methods: The study was based on qualitative interviews with 11 adolescents in secondary school. The interviews…
Descriptors: Friendship, Mild Intellectual Disability, Adolescents, Qualitative Research
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Etheridge, Leanne; Senior, Hannah – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
The impact on full-time carers of children with intellectual disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour has been well researched (e.g., Lach et al., 2009; Shah et al., 2010; Wodehouse and McGill, 2009), however, there is to date no published research into the impact of behaviour that challenges on seasonal carers. Five participants who had…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Seasonal Employment, Seasonal Laborers, Work Experience
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Cleary, Josephine; Doody, Owen – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
The number of people with intellectual disability living into old age and developing dementia continues to increase. Dementia presents a wide range of challenges for staff due to progressive deterioration. This article presents the findings from a narrative literature review of professional caregivers' experiences of caring for individuals with…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Dementia, Caregivers, Literature Reviews
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Jansen, Suzanne L. G.; van der Putten, Annette A. J.; Vlaskamp, Carla – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Background: There is little data on the collaboration between parents and professionals in the support of persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities. Since communication is essential to collaboration, this study analysed the frequency, means, and personal experiences of communication between parents and professionals. Method: A…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Case Studies, Cooperation
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Narayan, Jayanthi; Pratapkumar, Raja; Reddy, Sudhakara P. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
In resource poor settings innovative and bottom-up approaches are required to provide services to people with with disabilities. In this context, the present paper explains a community-based model of manpower development and coordination of services for people with intellectual disabilities in unified state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Women with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, Females, Community Programs
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Gevorgianiene, Violeta; Sumskiene, Egle – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
This article focuses on the situation of persons with intellectual disabilities in the developing post-Soviet countries and aims to review the extent to which services offered to them promote values of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and empower these persons to lead fulfilling lives. Interviews with experts revealed that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disability, World History, Educational History
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Thoresen, Stian H.; Fielding, Angela; Gillieatt, Sue; Blundell, Barbara; Nguyen, Liem – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2017
Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) has experienced significant economic growth in the last two decades. While access to education, health, and employment for people with disabilities has also improved markedly, people with intellectual disabilities are still among the most vulnerable in society. This article presents findings from a screening…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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