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The potential effects of insomnia on quality of life

01 July 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Difficulty in sleeping can be a serious problem for people with learning disabilities, reducing their quality of life and increasing the incidence of challenging...

the influence of attachment on relationships in caring for people with learning disability

01 March 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

This article examines how an understanding of attachment theory can be helpful when trying to respond to incidents of challenging behaviour. Attachments can underpin...

difficulties faced by social care staff when managing challenging behaviour

01 March 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Many people with a learning disability live in community settings supported by social care staff. A relatively high proportion of staff will support an individual...

Role of carers’ assessments in behaviour analysis

01 October 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Research has shown positive behaviour support to be effective in minimising challenging behaviours and replacing them with socially valid alternatives. The success...

Effective engagement through intensive interaction

01 November 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article reviews research on the effects of intensive interaction (II) on the conduct, health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities who exhibit...

finding positive alternatives to physical restraint

01 December 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Last February The Howard League for Penal Reform stated that unacceptable levels of pain was routinely being used to restrain children in custody. The report was the...

Addressing the isolation experienced by clients

31 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice


This article describes the importance of reducing the loneliness experienced by people with learning disabilities who exhibit challenging behaviour. The author...

Management of challenging behaviour after a stroke

05 April 2012

Mental Health Practice


The author highlights the challenges facing health professionals trying to promote cerebral reorganisation and rehabilitation in a patient with a non-dominant stroke...

The use of seclusion in learning disability services

01 June 2008

Learning Disability Practice

Practice and research

Seclusion is commonly used in learning disability health services, despite a lack of demonstrated effectiveness. This article reviews the use of seclusion in...

the special projects team

01 September 2004

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Until fairly recently, most people with intellectual disability and challenging behaviour lived in long-stay hospitals (Emerson and Hatton 1994, Jones and Eayrs...
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