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Health promotion: how can it improve care?

05 October 2023

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence and practice

Health promotion as a term was first coined by the medical historian Henry E Sigerist in 1945. He stated that good living conditions, physical activity, education,...

Obesity and nutrition: supporting positive dietary behaviour change in people with learning disabilities

14 March 2024

Learning Disability Practice


Obesity is a major global concern and is more common among people with learning disabilities than in the general population. If unmanaged, obesity can lead or...

Sanfilippo syndrome

30 July 2019

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence and practice

Sanfilippo syndrome, also known as mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type III, is a progressive and rare congenital lysosomal disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency in...

Using cognitive behavioural therapy in individuals with intellectual disability

05 March 2020

Learning Disability Practice

mental health

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has become established as a method for treating psychological disorders experienced by the general population, with considerable...