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diagnosis, information and stress in parents of children with a learning disability

01 October 2007

Learning Disability Practice

A&S Science

Fosome parents, receiving the news that their child has a learning disability can be associated with feelings of shock and distress akin to a grieving process...

Children’s educational rights: protected or undermined?

01 March 2005

Learning Disability Practice

Practice & research

The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of Children is a framework for involving children in making decisions that affect them. Although not legally binding, all the...

Breaking sexuality taboos

01 March 2004

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Sexuality and relationships are an integral component of personhood, regardless of whether people have special needs or not. This paper reports findings from a...

Improving care for children with cerebral palsy

14 September 2008

Paediatric Nursing


A report about the health care of people with learning disability published by a UK charity concluded that this group was discriminated against and that healthcare...

Levels of continence in children with cerebral palsy

01 May 2006

Paediatric Nursing


Little is known about the levels of continence in children with cerebral palsy and what factors affect this. This study was conducted to determine levels of urine...

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...

Children with additional needs: The transdisciplinary approach

01 July 2001

Paediatric Nursing

Professional issues

Changing health needs and the expectations of consumers must be met by changes in service delivery. In spite of government directives and legislation since The Court...

Regular users of children’s services: helping to care for children with special needs

01 March 2003

Paediatric Nursing

Service provision

In today’s health services patients are expected to have a ‘real say’ in local health service provision in order to help the service become more patient-centred...

Improving sexual health education for young people with learning disabilities

01 May 2008

Paediatric Nursing


Young people with special needs have the same rights as other young people to receive information and education about sexual health issues and to access services....