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To be Frank

Author:
HARDIMAN Becky
Journal article citation:
Learning Disability Today, 15(4), July/August 2015, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

This article provides an overview of Fragile X Syndrome, the most common inherited cause of learning disabilities. It looks at some of the key features of the condition and how it effects thinking, learning and behaviour. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Defining learning disability

Author:
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Journal article citation:
Viewpoint, 120, January 2011, pp.16-19.
Publisher:
Mencap/Gateway

As Mencap reviews its definition of learning disability, this article presents a number of different definitions from a range of organisations.

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Weighting the weights: agreement among anthropometric indicators identifying the weight status of people with intellectual disabilities

Authors:
VERSTRAELEN C. J. F., et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(3), May 2009, pp.307-313.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The aims of this study were (1) to determine to what extent body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, fat free mass index (FFMI) and skinfold thickness are feasible measurement options in people with intellectual disabilities (ID) to measure their weight status, and (2) to assess the level of agreement among these methods. BMI, waist circumference, FFMI derived from the Bioelectrical Impedance Analyser and skinfold thickness were all determined in 76 people with intellectual disabilities. BMI and waist circumference could be measured in all subjects. Skinfold thickness and FFMI failed in, respectively, five and 14 people. In general, intertest reliabilities were low. For underweight people, the agreement was acceptable. BMI and waist circumference were feasible measurement options. Agreements among the methods were low. Implications of these results are discussed.

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Putting it plainly: producing easy to understand information for people with learning difficulties

Author:
TOWNSLEY Ruth
Journal article citation:
Focus, 22, October 1997, pp.9-17.
Publisher:
RNIB

Discusses the production of "Plain Facts" and provides guidance on how to produce clear information for people with learning difficulties.

Journal article

Community integration of mentally handicapped persons

Author:
TILAK Damodar
Journal article citation:
Indian Journal of Social Work, 55(1), January 1994, pp.47-59.
Publisher:
Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Presents some contemporary views on community based rehabilitation and integrated education, examines institutional facilities with respect to the special needs of the mentally handicapped and outlines the obstacles and limitations which are likely to be encountered in attempting community integration and mainstreaming of persons with mental handicap, and the roles to be played by the parents, special educators, NGOs and associations of parents.

Journal article

Communication as a priority in services for people with learning difficulties

Authors:
JONES Jane, SWIFT Paul
Journal article citation:
Social Services Research, 1 1994, 1994, pp.20-28.
Publisher:
Social Services Research Group

Somerset SSD and Somerset Health Authority have a history of close collaboration in meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties. Describes the Somerset Total Communication Project which resulted from the closure of the county's three long stay mental handicap hospitals and also explains the high priority given to communication in Somerset's services for people with learning difficulties.

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Interrogative suggestibility, confabulation, and acquiescence in people with mild learning disabilities (mental handicap): implications for reliability during police interrogations

Authors:
CLARE I.C.H., GUDJONSSON G.H.
Journal article citation:
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 32(3), September 1993, pp.295-301.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

A way of assessing a criminal suspect's ability to make a reliable statement is through measuring performance on interrogative suggestibility, confabulation and acquiescence. Preliminary data is presented for people with mild learning disabilities on these three factors and as expected the intellectually disadvantaged group performed more poorly than their average ability counterparts on each of the three measures.

Journal article

If I had learning difficulties...

Author:
PHILLIPS Paul
Journal article citation:
Care Weekly, 12.8.93, 1993, pp.10-11.

The author speculates on what his life would have been like if he had not been born "dull normal".

Journal article

Out of sight, out of mind

Author:
PHILPOT Terry
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 22.11.90, 1990, pp.16-19.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Whatever the rate of change elsewhere in Czechoslovakia, for people with learning difficulties the future looks decidedly bleak.

Journal article

Care staff perceptions of choking incidents: what details are reported?

Authors:
GUTHRIE Susan, LECKO Caroline, RODDAM Hazel
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 28(2), 2015, pp.121-132.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Background: Following a series of fatal choking incidents in one UK specialist service, this study evaluated the detail included in incident reporting. This study compared the enhanced reporting system in the specialist service with the national reporting and learning system. Methods: Eligible reports were selected from a national organisation and a specialist service using search terms relevant to adults with intellectual disability and/or mental ill health. Qualitative analysis was completed with comparison of themes identified in both sets of reports. Findings: The numbers of choking incidents identified in national reports suggest under-reporting compared with the specialist service and varying levels of severity. Themes included trends in timing, care setting and food textures as perceived by staff. Conclusions: This study demonstrates paucity of detail in reporting in systems without additional question prompts. Adding these questions requires staff to include greater detail which enables learning and risk mitigation to take place. (Edited publisher abstract)

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