Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.[read the full story...]
Rachel Allan appraises an observational study, which evaluates a complex behaviour service for people with challenging behaviour. The service, which used the principles of positive behaviour support, showed some short-term improvement, but this was not maintained at 12 months.[read the full story...]
Leen Vereenooghe summarises a systematic review of the use of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) to treat depression in people with learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
People with learning disabilities are more likely to experience a range of health issues and one response to this has been the introduction of annual health checks by GPs.
Here, Alix Dixon looks at a study in Northern Ireland which set out to discover the impact of health facilitation posts on the uptake of these health checks[read the full story...]
Katherine Runswick Cole looks at a small study which looks at what it means to act as self advocates to a group of adults with learning disabilities[read the full story...]
Michelle Gregory looks at an analysis of an archival dataset, which wet out to investigate differences in pregnancy and childbirth outcomes for mothers with and without learning disabilities.[read the full story...]
People with learning disability may be more likely to develop dementia than other people.
Here Ros Hithersay looks at the findings of a three year evaluation of a special care unit for people with dementia.[read the full story...]
Self-injurious behaviour can have significant consequences for individuals, their families and carers.
Here, Rachel Allen looks at a study, which focused in particular on adolescents, and considered that the severity of autism symptoms were related to the incidence of self injurious behaviour during adolescence.[read the full story...]
Earlier this year, we posted about a study which showed positive outcomes being achieved by suitable persons for individuals lacking capacity to consent to direct payments.
Here Alex Leeder, who blogged about this study, looks at the views of parent-carers who have fulfilled the role of ‘suitable person’ – an ‘insider’ perspective.[read the full story...]
The internet is now a major source of information and advice and a significant proportion of parents who have just received a diagnosis of autism for their child will visit websites looking for information. But how far is the quality of that information assured?
Here, Emma Langley looks at an evaluation of autism related website which set out to answer that question.[read the full story...]