Challenging behaviour in children with Fragile X syndrome

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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.

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Challenging behaviours in adults with intellectual disabilities linked to injury in their carers?

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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.

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Can audits of family contact for out of area placements inform improvements in practice?

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Russell Woolgar summarises a study of family contact during out of area placements for patients in a specialist forensic intellectual disability service.

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Complex Behaviour Service: is it really an enhanced model for challenging behaviour?

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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.

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Should we recommend CBT for depression in people with learning disabilities?

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Leen Vereenooghe summarises a systematic review of the use of CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) to treat depression in people with learning disabilities.

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Introduction and Uptake of Annual Health Checks across Northern Ireland for Patients with Learning Disabilities

Helping someone with a successful benefits appeal, or into secure housing or out of a violent relationship might be our most effective therapeutic intervention.

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

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Pregnancy and childbirth outcomes in women with intellectual disabilities between 1970 and 1989

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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.

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Impacts of special care unit for older adults with learning disabilities and dementia evaluated over three years

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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.

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