'Busy behaviour' in the 'land of the golden M': Going out with learning disabled children in public places
UNSPECIFIED (2005) 'Busy behaviour' in the 'land of the golden M': Going out with learning disabled children in public places. JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES, 18 (1). pp. 65-74. ISSN 1360-2322Full text not available from this repository.
Background Research suggests that the inclusion of learning disabled people is contingent, unsatisfactory and incomplete. This paper will take a step back and look at the experiences of mothers of learning disabled children in public places. Methods Seventeen women have taken part in the small scale qualitative study which used a combination of single and group interviews to explore their experiences in public places. Findings Four areas have been identified as having an impact upon the experiences of the mothers and children in public places: the effects of the childrens' learning impairments, structural constraints, the attitudes of others and the attitudes of the mothers. Conclusion The paper will conclude by asking if there is a role for alternative primary communities for learning disabled people and make suggestions for the development of a more 'learning disabled child-friendly' environment.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH IN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 65-74|
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