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NICE guidelines: mental health problems in people with learning disabilities

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Rachel Allan and Tom Crossland present the recent NICE guidance on mental health problems in people with learning disabilities, and comment on how useful these new recommendations are for people with learning disabilities and their care givers.

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CBT for Autism Spectrum Disorders and comorbid mental illness

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Alix Dixon presents a recent systematic review on the effectiveness of CBT for autism spectrum disorders and comorbid anxiety or depression.

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“It can still happen here”: institutionalised abuse of people with learning disabilities

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Hannah Morgan reflects on a literature review of empirical evidence and wider social research, which seeks to place the abuse of people with learning disabilities in a broader cultural context.

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Understanding research – what does it mean for me? Accessible research findings for people with learning disabilities

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Last week we posted about accessible websites. This week we thought we would consider the reflections published recently on the Plain Facts project, which ran for many many years, offering access to research findings on topics of interest to people with learning disabilities

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Factors which impact on the social networks of people with profound intellectual disabilities

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In this blog, Sian Anderson looks at a study that seeks to discover the factors, which can most positively impact on the development and maintenance of the informal social networks of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities.

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Endeavour Connect: An interface to support independent Facebook use by people with learning disabilities

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As more people are using social media sites, it is important that people with learning disabilities are not excluded.

Here, Michelle Gregory looks at a pilot study evaluating the use of an interface to help people with learning disabilities use Facebook.

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Understanding and responding to pain in people with learning disabilities

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How do staff and family carers recognise when somebody they support is in pain and what emotional impact does this have on them?

Here, Nick Burton looks at a small scale qualitative study, which set out to explore this issue for some paid carers and family carers.

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Affect attunement: adding to practice?

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Affect attunement has been described in the literature as reflecting back emotions and feelings projected by a person in order to create a connection.

Here Paul Barnard looks at a paper exploring ways in which support workers might be using this approach in their work with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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Is intensive interaction effective?

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Intensive interaction is an accepted approach to working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism, but how much do we know about its effectiveness?

Here, Katherine Runswick Cole looks at a review of literature that addresses this question.

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