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Community learning disability teams, developments composition and good practice: a review of salient literature

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Slevin, Eamonn, Truesdale-Kennedy, Maria, McConkey, Roy, Barr, Owen and Taggart, Laurence (2008) Community learning disability teams, developments composition and good practice: a review of salient literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 12 (1). pp. 59-79. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1177/1744629507083583


This paper presents the findings from a literature review related to community learning disability teams (CLDT). There is a paucity of evidence-based literature on the effectiveness of CLDTs with much of the existing literature being inspirational, theoretical or opinion based. Because of this it was considered that the current state of knowledge of CLDTs was insufficient to allow a systematic review and therefore a review of salient factors that impact on these teams was undertaken. A brief introduction to the early historical and philosophical influences on the development of CLDTs is provided. Following this detail of how CLDTs are structured and the common composition of such teams is discussed. The main challenges facing CLDTs as well as barriers that impact on the effective working of these teams is also provided. Based on the available evidence a number of good practice suggestions are forwarded that have the potential to enhance the work undertaken by CLDTs, but it is acknowledged that there is a need for more research into the effectiveness of these teams.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:community learning disability teams; literature review
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
ID Code:6637
Deposited By:Dr Eamonn Slevin
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 20:41
Last Modified:05 Mar 2012 11:39

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