Developing an outcome measure and feedback tool for children with intellectual disabilities
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Developing an outcome measure and feedback tool for children with intellectual disabilities

Rebecca Saltmarsh Clinical psychologist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Clare Taylor Acting team manager, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Michael Bamsey Behaviour specialist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Gary North Assistant behaviour specialist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Nigel Roberts Assistant behaviour specialist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Kathryn Davies Assistant behaviour specialist, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

There has been a move in children’s services to encourage greater participation by children themselves in how those services are designed and run. This is equally important in services used by those who find it difficult to express their views, yet children with complex needs appear to have less involvement in their care than other groups. Encouraging children with intellectual disabilities to express their views requires creativity, and this article describes the development and use of the child-friendly questionnaire, which uses various methods to support children in communicating their emotions and provide feedback about the service they have received.

Learning Disability Practice. 19, 7,19-23. doi: 10.7748/ldp.2016.e.1770

Correspondence

rebecca.saltmarsh@wales.nhs.uk

Peer review

All articles are subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Conflict of interest

None declared

Received: 07 June 2016

Accepted: 06 July 2016