What is learning disability? Do people need to be reminded?
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What is learning disability? Do people need to be reminded?

Karen McKenzie Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Roodlands Hospital, East Lothian
George Murray Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dingleton Hospital, Melrose
Edith Metheson Assistant Psychologist, Roodlands Hospital, East Lothian
John Higgon Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Bridget Sinclair Service Performance Manager, Dingleton Hospital, Melrose

Knowledge levels of professionals involved on a day-to-day basis with people with learning disabilities can often leave a lot to be desired. This study aimed to highlight areas where there is room for improvement

The 1960s Saw the beginning of a major change in both the philosophy and policy regarding the care and support of people with learning disabilities (Wolfensberger 1972). This change led to the closure of many long-stay hospitals and the resettlement of people into smaller homes in the community.

Learning Disability Practice. 2, 1,8-11. doi: 10.7748/ldp1999.04.2.1.8.c1420

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