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Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome)

29 January 2019

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence and practice

Trisomy 13 is also referred to as Patau syndrome after Klaus Patau, a cytogeneticist at the University of Wisconsin. In 1960, with his associates, Patau first...

22q11.2 deletion syndrome

25 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence and practice

The deletion syndrome 22q11.2 is classified as a rare disorder (McGarvey and Hart 2008). According to Shprintzen (2008), the phenotype has variable manifestations...

Enhancing the experience of people with intellectual disabilities who access health care

27 June 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

Increased life expectancy allied to increasing numbers of people with learning disabilities living in the community means that more people with learning disabilities...

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

18 May 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and managed effectively. People with an intellectual disability (ID) are at...

Supporting safe eating and drinking for people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities

24 January 2018

Learning Disability Practice

Evidence & practice

This article outlines the difficulties that people with severe and profound intellectual and multiple disabilities may have when swallowing. The article explains the...

‘Sweet dreams’: an evidence-based approach to effective sleep hygiene maintenance for people with an intellectual disability

14 March 2019

Learning Disability Practice

Person-centred care

Sleep is an essential activity of daily living that is often overlooked in approaches to caring for people with intellectual disabilities (IDs). Poor sleep, insomnia...