Growing Up With Severe Learning-Difficulties - A Longitudinal-Study of Young-People And Their Families

Quine, Lyn and Pahl, Jan M (1992) Growing Up With Severe Learning-Difficulties - A Longitudinal-Study of Young-People And Their Families. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 2 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1052-9284. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The paper reports on a longitudinal study of young people with severe learning difficulties. Two types of comparison are made: changes between Time 1 and Time 2, and comparisons with the younger age group in the study. The young adults acquired considerably more self-help and communication skills between Time 1 and Time 2. They were less likely to require help with self care than the younger age group and their carers were less stressed. Parents' needs for additional service provision fell into three categories: information needs, help with communication and other skills, and practical help. The greatest need was for information. The main concerns of the mothers at Time 1 and Time 2 are documented. The young adults' preparation for leaving school, current day placements at Social Education Centres and employment prospects are discussed. It is concluded that there are few opportunities to move on to less sheltered environments.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Learning difficulties , young adults , service provision
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2009 10:46
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 15:16
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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