Evidence and Practice

Clinical

Facial communication

‘Just look at my face’: co-production of a positive behavioural support plan

Service-user involvement is important in learning disability services. Historically,...

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...

Speech therapy

Interprofessional working between intellectual disability nurses and speech and...

Communicating effectively, interprofessionally and with adults with intellectual...

Cornelia de Lange

Syndromes: Cornelia de Lange syndrome

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

Judo

Martial arts, disruptive innovation and the future of physical interventions in...

Physical intervention techniques must continue to be refined and developed to ensure they...

CPD articles

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...

Dysphagia

Management of dysphagia

Dysphagia is a disorder of swallowing. The authors stress the importance of a comprehensive...

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