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A postal survey concerning the prevalence of challenging behaviour in day schools for pupils with severe learning difficulties, covering one in six schools in England and Wales, is reported. Definitions of particular challenging behaviours were operationalised and an overall rating of management...
Treatment and care of people with severe and profound learning disability have received a great deal of attention during the last two decades. One issue attracting particular research interest has been the definition of procedures for promoting independent activity engagement (i.e. activity...
There is no consistent pattern of services in England for people with a learning disability who offend or have severe anti‐social behaviours (‘mental impairment’). In one English health region, the mental impairment service comprises two residential units on hospital sites. The first of these...
This paper highlights the potential physical health problems of people with profound learning disability in a hospital population. Assessments were made under seven probable health care needs of this population. Uncomplicated Body Mass Index (BMI) <20 (underweight) was a common finding, but low...
The literature suggests that Asian families have attitudes and beliefs about learning disability (mental handicap) which differ from those of white British families, and that these attitudes may have an influence on service utilisation. A structured interview schedule addressing these issues was...
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