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An emotional challenge

01 January 2000

Learning Disability Practice

Challenging needs

Introduction A high percentage of individuals with a learning disability have fundamental difficulties with communication (McLean et al 1996). In addition, many...

A little knowledge

01 September 2000

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

In recent years there has been a growing body of literature on the need for sex education for individuals who have a learning disability. This stems from a belief in...

Challenging Experiences

01 November 1999

Learning Disability Practice


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

Pathways to success

01 June 2000

Learning Disability Practice


There is a growing body of literature indicating that a link exists between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease (Wisniewski et al 1985; Zigman et al 1995) and that...

A picture of happiness

01 May 2001

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of the emotional and social lives of people with learning disability (Gardner 1997). Difficulties in interpersonal...