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Heslop, Pauline; Byrne, Victoria; Calkin, Rachel; Gielnik, Kamila; Huxor, Avon – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
In England, the national mortality review programme for people with intellectual disabilities, the LeDeR programme, was established in 2015. The programme supports local areas to review the deaths of all people with intellectual disabilities aged 4 years and over. Each death has an initial review; if indicated, a full multi-agency review takes…
Descriptors: Mortality Rate, Intellectual Disability, Foreign Countries, Health Services
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Howell, Melanie; Bradshaw, Jill; Langdon, Peter E. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Two focus groups were conducted with special needs teachers to: (a) identify barriers to learning for autistic pupils, (b) consider broad assessment domains and specific skills or behaviours which teachers consider important for these pupils, and (c) give their opinions on teacher assessments. Data analysis resulted in six main themes: (a)…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Barriers, Teacher Attitudes, Autism
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Don, Anna; O'Byrne, Patrick – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Children with intellectual disability experience a higher prevalence of dental disease, obesity, challenging behaviours, and mental health disorders compared to children without intellectual disability. Children with intellectual disability concurrently face health and social service navigational barriers that are associated with unresolved health…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Incidence, Child Health, Behavior Problems
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Afacan, Kemal; Wilkerson, Kimber L. – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Education laws in the U.S. hold schools accountable for including students with intellectual disability on statewide reading assessments. Students with intellectual disability have been taking general or alternate reading assessments over the past two decades. However, very little attention has been given to the results of these assessments. The…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests
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Resciniti, Nicholas V.; Hong, Yuan; McDermott, Suzanne – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities often have hypertension and mental illness, and are prescribed medications for treatment. This study examined psychotropic medication adherence as a mediator between the association of residence type and antihypertensive medication adherence for adults with intellectual or developmental…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Developmental Disabilities, Adults, Hypertension
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Magenis, Marina Lummertz; de Faveri, Wanessa; Castro, Kamila; Forte, Gabriele Carra; Grande, Antonio Jose; Perry, Ingrid Schweigert – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Several conditions related to serious difficulty in initiating and maintaining breastfeeding in neonates with Down syndrome are described in the literature. This study aimed to investigate the frequency of breastfeeding in neonates with Down syndrome, as well as the reasons for not breastfeeding, through a systematic literature review by searching…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Nutrition, Neonates, Incidence
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Mohammadi, Mohadeseh; Borujeni, Mehdi Rafei; Movahedi, Ahmadreza; Salehi, Hamid – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of easy goals versus difficult goals on acquisition and retention of basketball free throws in children with intellectual disability. Twenty-one children with intellectual disability were randomly assigned to an easy goals or difficult goals group. The participants were required to…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Difficulty Level, Skill Development, Athletics
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Mensi, Marina; Baiocco, Roberto; Otukile-Mongwaketse, Mpho; Paganotti, Giacomo Maria; Kubina, Richard Michael – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
In Botswana, Special Needs Education has been implemented for 25 years with some success but there is still a need for evidence-based methods like Frequency Building, behavioural fluency, and Precision Teaching to be used to measure and improve school performance and learning. We explored the impact of these behavioural technologies on reading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Students with Disabilities
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Auberry, Kathy – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a multifaceted developmental disability requiring specialized supports. Due to the growing diagnoses of ASD, the demand for behavior treatment centers has also grown. These centers offer a wide range of beneficial services to children with ASD, including medication administration and management. While centers may…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Community Programs
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Otrebski, Wojciech; Sudol, Agnieszka – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
This article presents the Moral Sensitivity Inventory, a unique reading-free tool for evaluating the moral sensitivity of people with intellectual disability. Moral sensitivity, one of the four components of Rest's Four Component Model of Morality (1994), is thought to influence moral behavior. The Moral Sensitivity Inventory is intended for…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Intellectual Disability, Test Construction, Pictorial Stimuli
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Doyle, Anne; O'Sullivan, Michael; Craig, Sarah; McConkey, Roy – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
The Irish National Intellectual Disability Database is updated annually and in 2017 contained records for nearly 22,000 persons aged 15 years and over. Information was extracted on the contacts each person had with one of eight health professionals in the years 2007, 2012 and 2017. Over these years, there was an increase in the number of people in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Health Care, Intellectual Disability, Late Adolescents
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Walsh, Niamh; Barr, Owen; Lang, Deirdre; Currid, Melissa; Hoey, Carmel – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Challenges exist in respect of people with intellectual disabilities who, with the increasing life expectancy, have a growing risk of age-related degenerative conditions. Changes in bone health are associated with increasing age and the bone health of people who have intellectual disabilities is well documented in the literature as being poor in…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Human Body, Measurement, Aging (Individuals)
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Matoso, Leonor; Baião, Rita; Baptista, Joana – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
The relevance of the quality of parent-child interactions for child development has long been established. Nevertheless, research on beliefs about maternal sensitivity is still scarce, to an even greater extent in the context of child disability. This inquiry aimed to describe beliefs about sensitive parenting among mothers of children with…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Developmental Disabilities, Parent Child Relationship, Child Development
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Doyle, Carmel – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
A purposeful sample of 15 mothers of children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities participated in this hermeneutic phenomenological study through interviews and completion of a diary. The aim of the study was to explore mothers' lived experience of 'giving medicines' to children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities.…
Descriptors: Severe Intellectual Disability, Mothers, Drug Therapy, Children
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McCarty, Kathleen; Dixon-Ibarra, Alicia; MacDonald, Megan – Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Introduction: Individuals with intellectual disabilities are a known health disparities group. The Team Wellness (TW) health promotion program was developed to provide healthy lifestyle information to target this population. The purpose of this study was to conduct a qualitative program evaluation on Team Wellness. Methods: Interviews were…
Descriptors: Athletics, Intellectual Disability, Health Promotion, Wellness
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