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a computer and internet future: enabling inclusion?

01 November 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Computers and the internet have the ability to change lives positively and link the isolated and marginalised, including people with learning disabilities. The...

A student’s reflection on a day service placement

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The modernisation of day services is being promoted by the government through a five-year programme aimed at ensuring that people with a learning disability lead...

Time to put clients on the payroll

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

People with learning disabilities have traditionally been excluded from the job market but, due to changes in national policies, such as those outlined in the...

Give them the money

01 September 1998

Mental Health Practice

Feature

In a recent edition of, the newsletter of the Employers' Forum on Disability, chief executive Susan Scott Parker posed the question: 'Why is it so hard to find...

Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities

26 March 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Research Active Programme (RAP) was designed to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to learn about the purposes and process of research. This article...

Evaluating a community-based project for supporting clients with challenging behaviour

01 May 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The authors evaluate a small pilot project which used psychology graduates in a dual support worker/psychology assistant role to support people whose behaviour is...

The nurse’s role as specialist practitioner and social activist

08 December 2011

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article explores the rights-based agenda for social action by intellectual disability nurses working alongside people with intellectual disabilities in Ireland....

The impact of intellectual impairment on the quality of life of children with cerebral palsy

08 December 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in childhood and half of these children will have an intellectual impairment. This article reports on...

Teachers’ attitudes to mainstream schooling

08 December 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

In Scotland, children with learning disabilities, some of whom exhibit behaviour that challenges, are increasingly being educated in mainstream classrooms (Harris et...

Family liaison in an adult acute inpatient ward

01 May 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Families and carers of clients admitted to mental health inpatient services have often felt excluded from the caring process. This article describes a pilot project...