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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

01 September 2009

Learning Disability Practice

Book Review

THIS BOOK represents a review of the research evidence relating to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and, importantly, also outlines the debates and...

Intervention and Support for Parents and Carers of Children and Young People on the Autistic Spectrum: A resource for carers

01 November 2007

Learning Disability Practice

Book review

There is an increasing demand on professionals to develop training courses that are specificaliy tailored to meet the needs of families. This resource was designed...

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


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


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

A matter of time

01 March 2001

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Recent care policies and philosophies for people with a learning disability stress their individuality and human rights (Tyne and O’Brien 1981), especially the right...

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...