Learning Disabilities

Physical activity differences for college students with disabilities

Jamie Valis, Ph.D., Michelle Gonzalez, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, January 2017, Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 87–92 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.09.003   Background Previous literature suggests that individuals with disabilities have increased rates of obesity and decreased participation in physical activity contributing to overall higher incidence of secondary health conditions compared to the general population without disabilities. Objective/hypothesis The purpose […]

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Evaluating quality of life in adults with profound learning difficulties resettled from hospital to supported living in the community

Sines D, Hogard E, Ellis R.  Buckinghamshire New University, UK. david.sines@bucks.ac.uk. This article describes a longitudinal evaluation of the quality of life of service users with profound learning difficulties who were resettled from hospital accommodation to supported housing in the community. The Trident approach was used for the design of the evaluation with data gathered […]

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Toronto Training Board: Partnership on Mentoring for Students with Learning Disabilities

PROJECT NAME: Partnership on Mentoring for Students with Learning Disabilities PROJECT LOCATION: Toronto, Canada ADMINISTERING ORGANIZATION: Toronto Training Board CONTACT: Toronto Training Board 890 Yonge Street, Suite 604 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4W 3P4 Tel: 416-934-1653 Fax: 416-934-1654 TTY: 416-934-9286 Email Website FUNDING SOURCE: The Toronto Training Board receives funding from the Ontario Ministry of Education, Ministry […]

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Disproportionality and Learning Disabilities: Parsing Apart Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Language.

The disproportionate identification of learning disabilities among certain sociodemographic subgroups, typically groups that are already disadvantaged, is perceived as a persistent problem within the education system. The academic and social experiences of students who are misidentified with a learning disability may be severely restricted, whereas students with a learning disability who are never identified are […]

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Health Education Research: Education of Caregivers, Consumers, & Families

Sexuality issues and gynecologic care of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Greydanus DE, Omar HA.  Pediatrics and Human Development, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, 1000 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-1284, USA. Greydanus@kcms.msu.edu  Pediatr Clin North Am. 2008 Dec;55(6):1315-35, viii. All human beings are sexual from birth to […]

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Is Slimming World on Referral an effective option to help people with learning difficulties manage their weight?

BACKGROUND: Since piloting the Slimming World on Referral service in 2001 (Lavin et al., 2006), the scheme has been made available nationally. This subsidised partnership scheme enables primary care to refer patients to a local Slimming World group for weekly weight management at no cost to the patient themselves. To date, over 30 schemes have […]

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Healthy living messages for people with learning disabilities.

BACKGROUND: Obesity, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis are common nutritional disorders seen in people with learning disability (LD) and complexities of communication, visual, hearing and cognitive difficulties (NHS-HS, 2004). The national Healthy Living Campaign (HLC) (Healthy Living, 2007) produces health promotion materials with consistent guidance on healthy eating for adults. However, the format could be regarded […]

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Fighting fit? An evaluation of health practitioner input to improve healthy living and reduce obesity for adults with learning disabilities.

People with learning disabilities are at high risk of obesity and consequent health risks. This study aimed to (1) describe levels of obesity for adults supported by learning disability services, and to (2) evaluate the effectiveness of health practitioner input with individuals with learning disabilities. Body mass index (BMI) was measured at 6 month intervals […]

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Minority Research: Latino Population

A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness Annie Steinberg, M.D., Lisa Bain, M.A., Yuelin Li, Ph.D., Louise Montoya, M.A., N.C.C., C.S.C., and Vivian Ruperto of the Children’s Seashore House at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Copyright © 2002 by Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. […]

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Smoking prevalence and knowledge of associated risks in adult attenders at day centres for people with learning disabilities.

Background: Increased longevity among people with learning disabilities is accompanied by an increase in morbidity. A possible explanation is that living in the community and a move to greater independence may bring higher health risks through obesity and smoking. The study aimed to see if rates of smoking have increased from earlier published rates and […]

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