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Research round-up

27 June 2014

Learning Disability Practice

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Parental fulfilment and growth

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

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‘Positive research’ concerns the personal growth and development of people who have survived illness, disability, tragedy or other traumatic life events.

Fragile X syndrome

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

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Drug research performed on mice may help to meet the behavioural needs of people with fragile X syndrome, according to a team of scientists from Scotland and Canada.

Psychological interventions

30 March 2015

Learning Disability Practice

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There are several studies of the prevalence and needs of male offenders with learning disabilities, but the authors of this article found only four about the...

New syndrome can cause a variety of health problems

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

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Early studies have indicated the existence of a syndrome that causes intellectual disability, behavioural problems, obesity and overeating.

Hospital passports not being used in learning disability care

27 June 2016

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Adjustments to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities are not implemented consistently and patients’ hospital passports are not being used, according to...

Pupils say they thrive in schools they feel are inclusive

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

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Research in the US has found that children feel a sense of attachment when they learn in inclusive schools.

Mothers and how stress levels effect engagement

26 October 2016

Learning Disability Practice

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Mothers have been studied to consider how stress levels affect their engagement in therapy work that has been accessed to improve interactions with their child.

The effects of melatonin on sleep disorders in children

26 October 2016

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Although melatonin is increasingly prescribed as a treatment for sleep disturbance disorders in children with learning disabilities, there has been limited research...

New form of writing therapy to help carers

26 October 2016

Learning Disability Practice

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It is well known that carers tend to neglect themselves, that their health is often poor and that they suffer from high levels of stress, anxiety and depression.
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