Filter results

Register/log in to your SCIE account to use the search filters below

Search results for ‘Subject term:"learning disabilities"’ Sort:  

Results 1 - 10 of 15

Book Full text available online for free

How to make information accessible: a guide to producing easy read documents

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
46p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This guidance produced by the National Equality Partnership and CHANGE, a national organisation led by disabled people, aims to make written information accessible to those who may find reading and writing difficult. Central to this is the belief that people who have learning difficulties have the expertise and knowledge to prepare such a document, and have done so with this guide. Here, accessible information means easy words and pictures, a style of language developed by people with learning disabilities over the past 15 years. Characterised by writing in short, simple sentences without jargon or hard words, clear and easy to understand pictures are used to support words, with an added value of helping those who do not have English as a first language. It takes time and money to create information to the easy words and pictures standard, so it is important to choose carefully which documents to use. It is suggested that some information could be made more accessible by the use of other, cheaper methods such as multimedia. The authors define jargon and hard words, detail laws such as the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) and the 2006 Disability Equality Duty (DED) and advise on involving people with learning disabilities on how to improve accessibility and presentation of documents.  Presented throughout, in the style of easy words and pictures, practical advice is given on how to prepare a document with a checklist and examples of good practice concluding the text.

Book

Stop no more abuse

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
18p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This booklet  was produced to help people with learning disabilities look after themselves and make sure they are safe.  It covers the different types of abuse that people with learning disabilities suffer and how they might deal with them.

Book

Safe sex and contraception in easy words and pictures

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
25p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Safe Sex and Contraception is one of a series of five accessible booklets about sex and relationships produced for young people with learning disabilities. It covers STIs and how to avoid them, types of contraception and how they work, and where to go for further advice. The booklet uses easy words and drawings and can be used to support open discussion about safe sex and contraception. The topics in the series are based on research conducted by CHANGE with the Centre for Disability Studies at Leeds University. They have been developed by young people with learning disabilities. (Some pictures are quite explicit.)

Book

Sex and masturbation in easy words and pictures

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
37p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Sex and Masturbation is one of a series of five accessible booklets about sex and relationships produced for young people with learning disabilities. It covers deciding when to have sex, using contraception, oral sex, anal sex, privacy, and consent. It also explains what sex and masturbation are. The booklet uses easy words and drawings and can be used to support open discussion about sex and masturbation. The topics in the series are based on research conducted by CHANGE with the Centre for Disability Studies at Leeds University. They have been developed by young people with learning disabilities. Contains explicit pictures.

Book

Friendships and relationships in easy words and pictures

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
29p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Friendships and Relationships is one of a series of five accessible booklets about sex and relationships produced for young people with learning disabilities. It covers making friends; starting, developing and ending relationships; making choices; and personal safety. The booklet uses easy words and drawings and can be used to support open discussion about friendships and relationships. The topics in the series are based on research conducted by CHANGE with the Centre for Disability Studies at Leeds University. They have been developed by young people with learning disabilities.

Book

My pregnancy, my choice: a guide to pregnancy in pictures and easy words

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
436p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This easy read publication uses pictures and easy words provide information to people with learning disabilities and people who find reading hard about pregnancy. It has been developed in cooperation with parents with learning disabilities and aims to help people make choices about their pregnancy. Coverage includes knowing you are pregnant, antenatal care and classes, how your baby develops, health, feelings and relationships, problems in pregnancy, labour and birth, and the first weeks after birth. A word bank which provides definitions of medical terminology is included

Book Full text available online for free

Hidden voices of maternity: parents with learning disabilities speak out

Authors:
CHANGE, PATIENT EXPERIENCE NETWORK
Publishers:
Change, Parent Experience Network
Publication year:
2015
Pagination:
28
Place of publication:
Leeds

This research looks at how parents with learning disabilities experience their maternity care and provides recommendations for service improvements that could support care to be more person and family centred. The report draws on the results of an online survey of 107 professionals, five focus groups with parents with learning disabilities, an easy read accessible survey of parents with learning disabilities, and desk research. Focus groups used a 'ladder of power' to discuss how much power professionals had over them as parents. Social workers were viewed as being at the top of the ladder of power. Parents reported that community midwifery services, advocacy services, buddy schemes and support groups worked well to improve their experience of maternity care. Areas that had a negative impact on the maternity experiences of parents with learning disabilities were staff attitudes, conflicting information, fathers feeling unwelcome during the birth, and lack of support when babies are taken away. The report also includes examples from professional on what they felt was working well maternity services. Appendices includes a list of useful resources identified during the project. (Edited publisher abstract)

Book

Making transition work: supporting young people with learning disabilities to get on the ladder of work

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
20p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This guide is intended to help teaching staff and carers to support young people with learning disabilities in making a good transition from school or college into the world of work. It discusses the challenges for young people with learning difficulties in getting a job. It suggests that year 9 and 10 students should do some coursework on understanding what it means to get a job and potential areas of work. It describes practical activities designed to help students to think of ideas, develop aspirations and make choices about what interests them, in order to develop a person-centred plan focusing on the type of job that appeals to them, what it might involve, and the help and support they may need to achieve their goal.

Book

Say no to child abuse

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
53p., ill.
Place of publication:
Leeds

An easy read booklet developed which describes what child abuse is and what people can do to stop it. Sections cover: controlling your anger, violent partners, bullying, other types of abuse and saying no to abuse. It also provides details about helplines and other useful resources. The booklet has been developed to support parents to understand how to keep their children safe from harm and will also help children to recognise when they are being abused and how to get help. The booklet has been developed with parents with learning disabilities.

Book Full text available online for free

What is safeguarding?: easy read

Author:
CHANGE
Publisher:
Change
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
21p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

This easy to read guide is designed to support people with learning disabilities and other vulnerable adults to be aware of how they should and should not be treated. It highlights the importance of how vulnerable adults, and their carers, know about their rights and are empowered to be a key part of plans to stop bullying and abuse. It first describes details on The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2005, and the laws it contains, before outlining what safeguarding is, and how to spot various forms of bullying and abuse including financial abuse, emotional abuse, medical abuse, ‘friend’ crime and discrimination. The guide also presents information on what employers must do to ensure their staff are suitably qualified to help vulnerable adults.

Key to icons

  • Free resource Free resource
  • Journal article Journal article
  • Book Book
  • Digital media Digital media
  • Journal Journal

Give us your feedback

Social Care Online continues to be developed in response to user feedback.

Contact us with your comments and for any problems using the website.

Sign up/login for more

Register/login to use standard search filters, access resource links, advanced search and email alerts