Tizard Learning Disability Review: Volume 14 Issue 4

Practice, management, research and innovation


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Valuing Tom: will Valuing People Now change the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities?

Beverley Dawkins

Valuing People Now (DH, 2009) recognises that some people, particularly those with complex needs, have been missing out. It has made ‘including everyone’ a priority for the next…

A positive approach to risk requires person‐centred thinking

Max Neill, Julie Allen, Neil Woodhead, Helen Sanderson, Stephen Reid, Lori Erwin

This article discusses the question of risk in the lives of people who are supported by human services. It responds to the way in which risk, as it has traditionally been…

Establishing a context to reduce challenging behaviour using procedures from active support: a clinical case example

Sandy Toogood, Gemma Drury, Karen Gilsenan, Dave Parry, Kevin Roberts, Simon Sherriff

Client engagement increases substantially when staff teams implement active support. The impact of active support on challenging behaviour is less clear. There are grounds for…

Callous/unemotional conduct disorder as a learning disability

Robin Mackenzie, John Watts

Cruelty has often been understood as the result of incurable bad character by those able to distinguish right from wrong. Recent research suggests a way of thinking about it as a…


Estimating future numbers of adults with profound multiple learning disabilities in England

Eric Emerson

This article summarises recent work, commissioned by the Department of Health, which estimated the future need for health and social care services for adults with profound…

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