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The use of intensive interaction with people with severe-profound intellectual disability

Learning Disability Practice

evidence & practice

Intensive interaction is a communication technique used with people with autism and/or severe-profound intellectual disability. Practitioners should ensure that the...

Research skills for people with intellectual disabilities

26 March 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

The Research Active Programme (RAP) was designed to enable adults with intellectual disabilities to learn about the purposes and process of research. This article...

Caring for people who have intellectual disabilities

11 October 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article explores some of the challenges people with intellectual disabilities must overcome when they attend emergency departments. It also discusses some of...

Person-centred care planning for clients with complex needs

28 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This case study describes one aspect of successful person-centred planning by intellectual disability nurses for a 68-year-old man who is preoccupied by ritual and...

Role of mindfulness in reducing challenging behaviour

28 November 2013

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

This article describes part of the evaluation of the mindfulness programme, which has been run collaboratively by nurses, psychology staff and patients for more than...

Supporting service users to lose weight

05 May 2015

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Obesity commonly leads to long-term health problems and it is especially prevalent among people with learning disabilities. This article describes how community...

Using video technology to manage mental health

27 August 2014

Learning Disability Practice

Art & Science

Individualised recovery values are becoming increasingly important in the care of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health needs. This article...

How clients cope with the death of a parent

01 May 2012

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

This article describes a qualitative study in which people with intellectual disabilities (learning disabilities in the UK) living in residential homes were asked to...

Overcoming barriers to best practice in a Belarusian orphanage

29 February 2016

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

In August 2015, the authors spent a month volunteering in Belarus with Chernobyl Children’s Trust (CCT), a charity set up by Irish volunteers. CCT focuses on...

A tool to determine support needs for community life

07 October 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

The Supports Intensity Scale, its background and a project designed to evaluate its use in planning support for people with intellectual disabilities and challenging...