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Developing a multi-agency core training programme for staff working in learning disability services

01 February 2004

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

It has long been recognised that good quality services for people with a learning disability offer a mixture of professional staff who provide primary care and...

Promoting access to services: the development of a new screening tool

01 July 2006

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The term ‘learning disability’ is a social construct whose defining characteristics change in response to political and social influences. Service provision has also...

The screen test

01 July 2001

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

It is widely acknowledged that individuals with a learning disability may have increased health needs compared to the general population and that these needs are not...

Moving on

01 March 2002

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Bowel problems can be common in people with learning disabilities. Paxton et al (2001) found that almost half (48 per cent) of the clients with Down syndrome who...

The development of a child learning disability screening questionnaire: a pilot study

01 June 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The identification of learning disability in children can be problematic, especially for those with significant intellectual impairment (Hamilton 2006, Siminoff et...

Putting screening tools to the test

06 October 2008

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

As demands on learning disability services grow and client waiting times get longer there is increasing interest in the use of screening tools (Bliss 2002). This...

Picking up the signs

01 April 2002

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

How much should carers know about the signs of Alzheimer’s disease in people with Down syndrome? Karen McKenzie and colleagues discuss their study which reveals a...

Hitting the spot

01 April 2003

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

The level of aggression confronting staff in learning disability services is a major concern (Rees and Lehane 1996). Members of staff face a greater risk of...

The scan-scot initiative

01 July 1999

Learning Disability Practice

International

Input from nurses, psychologists, special education teachers, social workers, physiotherapists and neurologists. As in Britain, general practitioners are responsible...

Challenging Experiences

01 November 1999

Learning Disability Practice

Research

Displays of aggression by peopie with learning disabilities can take many forms ranging from verbal aggression through destruction of property to physical assault...