In this blog, Tara Quinn-Cirillo considers a study which finds out if people with learning disabilities and with diabetes are getting access to eye screening tests.[read the full story...]
In this blog, Rose Tomlins considers a recent paper, which focuses on expanding the evidence base for efficacy of using functional analysis with children who have Fragile X syndrome and severely challenging behaviour.[read the full story...]
Genevieve Young Southward takes a look at a recent study on the incidence, types and causes of injury in family and paid carers of adults with intellectual disabilities in Scotland.[read the full story...]
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...]