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A guide to information sources in mental handicap

Author:
BEL-PAJOOH Ahmad
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 3(1), 1990, pp.89-94.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

A brief guide to information sources - periodicals, bibliographies and reference books, abstracts, indexes, dictionaries and general texts.

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The therapeutic relationship in psychological therapy for individuals with learning disabilities: a review of existing literature

Authors:
JONES Rachel Ann, DONATI Mark
Journal article citation:
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 3(1), March 2009, pp.47-51.
Publisher:
Emerald

It has been suggested that over the last decade interest in and delivery of psychological therapy for people with learning disabilities have increased (Beail et al, 2005). While the literature continues to highlight the need for further evidence of its effectiveness (Willner, 2005) there is a general ‘swell of opinion’ that psychological therapy for individuals with learning disabilities is helpful (Mason, 2007). A component of psychological therapy that is generally considered to be universally important is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client (Clarkson, 2003). However, in the relatively new field of psychological therapies for people with learning disabilities, there remains a poor empirical and theoretical understanding of the role and potential complexities of the therapeutic relationship. The paper explores some of the existing literature in this field. It highlights the limited empirical evidence before exploring some of the common themes outlined so far in the clinical literature. The paper concludes with some suggestions for future research in this area.

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Physical restraint of people with intellectual disability: a review of implementation reduction and elimination procedures

Author:
LUISELLI James K.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(2), March 2009, pp.126-134.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

This review describes procedures to reduce and eliminate physical restraint of people with intellectual disability. One approach is to assess antecedent conditions associated with restraint and change them so that they no longer produce restraint-provoking behaviour. A second approach is to decrease the duration of restraint by establishing a fixed-time release (FTR) criterion. Research supporting these approaches within community-based service settings are presented. Results found physical restraint can be effectively reduced and eliminated using antecedent intervention procedures and FTR contingencies.

Journal article

Personality disorder and offending in people with learning disabilities

Author:
TORR Jenny
Journal article citation:
Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, 2(1), March 2008, pp.4-10.
Publisher:
Emerald

This article reviews the literature on personality disorder in offenders with learning disabilities, using Medline, PsychoInfo and CINAHL databases, and search terms ‘offending’, ‘personality disorder and intellectual disabilities’, ‘learning disabilities’ and related terms. Methods of defining offending population, personality disorder and learning disabilities vary greatly, and few studies focus specifically on personality disorder, learning disability and offending. The definition of learning disability often encompasses both borderline learning disability and low average intelligence. Personality disorder, especially anti-social personality disorder, is prevalent in offenders with learning difficulties, but less than in the general population, and is associated with higher levels of security and poorer outcomes. The study concludes that there is a continuum of offenders with borderlines and mild learning disabilities, reflected in learning disability forensic services.

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No one knows: offenders with learning difficulties and learning disabilities: the prevalence and associated needs of offenders with learning difficulties and learning disabilities

Author:
LOUCKS Nancy
Publisher:
Prison Reform Trust
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
8p.
Place of publication:
London

No One Knows is a UK-wide programme led by the Prison Reform Trust that aims to effect change by exploring and publicising the experiences of people with learning difficulties and learning disabilities who come into contact with the criminal justice system. The programme runs until October 2008, it is supported by The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and is chaired by the Rt Hon the Baroness Joyce Quin, former Prisons Minster for England and Wales. This briefing paper outlines a larger review of prevalence and associated needs compiled to provide background information for No One Knows.

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A literature review of services for mentally disordered offenders

Author:
DREWETT Alison
Publisher:
University of Leicester. Nuffield Community Care Studies Unit
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
57p
Place of publication:
Leicester

The Health of the Nation document (1992) identified services for mentally disordered offenders (MDOs) as a priority problem. It is against this background that Leicestershire Health has asked for a literature review of services for this client category in order to inform the commissioning process. This review is chiefly concerned with the overall pattern of services which should be available for MDOs and does not include material specific to the technical skills of the various professionals who provide help for MDOs. For example, there is no discussion of the sorts of therapies which can be used for different sorts of offenders. It is assumed that such information will form part of individual professionals' own skills. Information is not given on specific client categories, such as women, ethnic minorities and people with learning disabilities, or on consumer views.

Journal article

The work of Jack Tizard - II: 1965 to 1979

Author:
WILLIAMS Paul
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 10(1), February 2005, pp.18-21.
Publisher:
Emerald

Lists Tizard's publications 1965-79 with commentary on the development of his interests through that time and his major contribution to research and social policy.

Journal article

The work of Jack Tizard - I: 1950 to 1964

Author:
WILLIAMS Paul
Journal article citation:
Tizard Learning Disability Review, 10(1), February 2005, pp.7-11.
Publisher:
Emerald

Lists Tizard's publications 1950-64 with commentary on the development of his interests through that time and his major contribution to research and social policy.

Journal article

Support networks and transitions over two years among adults with a mental handicap

Author:
GRANT Gordon
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap Research, 6(1), 1993, pp.36-55.
Publisher:
BIMH Publications

Begins by tracing the development of policy and research interest in the idea of social networks as something which provides important clues about the social behaviour of individuals. An argument is made for closer consideration of dimensions of support networks as a way of understanding the lives and lifestyles of adults with a mental handicap and of those who support them. Draws on data from a longitudinal study which examined the change and stability of informal support networks of adults persons with a mental handicap over an initial period of two years, and raises questions about policy, practice and future research.

Journal article

The effectiveness of gentle teaching

Authors:
McCAUGHEY R.E, JONES R.S.P.
Journal article citation:
Mental Handicap, 20(1), March 1992, pp.7-14.
Publisher:
British Institute of Mental Handicap

Describes the background and the assumption underlying the method, gives a case example of gentle teaching in action and summarises available evaluation studies.

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