Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Continence

Urinary continence promotion and people with an intellectual disability

Continence is regarded as a basic need and many continence problems can be addressed and...

Evaluating a group for young people who have a sibling with a disability

Evaluating a group for young people who have a sibling with a disability

Siblings of children who have a disability frequently take on care, responsibility and...

Prevalence and management of coeliac disease in people with Down’s syndrome

People with Down’s syndrome are more likely to have additional health complications than the...

Down’s syndrome

Syndromes: Down’s syndrome

Second in a series about conditions with common symptoms that constitute syndromes

Meal time mats

Use of mealtime advice mats in special schools for children with learning disabilities

Aim Eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties can have serious outcomes for children and...

Welfare services

International and interprofessional experiences on welfare services for people with...

International student exchange is an opportunity to discover and learn from practice in...

CPD articles

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus in young people with learning disabilities: an ‘invisible’ problem

Keratoconus is a potentially sight-threatening condition in which the cornea distorts and...

Elderly person with learning disabilities

Supporting people with Down’s syndrome and dementia

People with Down’s syndrome enjoy a longer life expectancy now than they ever have before,...

Autonomy

Helping people with learning disabilities exercise their right to autonomy

This article aims to give readers an overview of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its role...

Carer

Changing role of family carers

People who care for a family member who has learning disabilities face many of the same...

Epilepsy

An overview of epilepsy in children and young people

The role of the nurse is vital in the management of childhood epilepsy. Nurses play a key...

Obesity

Prevention and treatment of obesity in adults with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities experience health inequalities and are at greater risk...

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