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Capable environments

McGill, Peter, Bradshaw, Jill, Smyth, Genevieve, Hurman, Maria, Roy, Ashok (2020) Capable environments. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 24 (3). pp. 109-116. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/TLDR-05-2020-0007) (KAR id:83154)


Purpose: To outline the role played by different aspects of the social, physical and organisational environments in preventing behaviour described as challenging in people with learning disabilities. Design/methodology/approach: Conceptual elaboration drawing on research and practice literature. Findings: Community placements for people with learning disabilities should develop the characteristics of capable environments. Such characteristics are associated with prevention of challenging behaviour and improved quality of life outcomes. Originality/value: The notion of the capable environment may help to shift the focus from the individual who displays behaviour described as challenging to the characteristics of the social, physical and organisational supports that they receive.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/TLDR-05-2020-0007
Uncontrolled keywords: Challenging behaviour, Intellectual disability, Learning disabilities, Positive behaviour support, Quality of support, Prevention
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 09:17 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2023 09:28 UTC
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McGill, Peter.

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Bradshaw, Jill.

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