Community learning disability teams, developments Community learning disability teams: developments, composition and good practice: A review of the literature

Eamonn Slevin, Maria Truesdale-Kennedy, Roy McConkey, Owen Barr, Laurence Taggart

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Abstract

This article presents the findings from a literature review related to community learning disability teams (CLDTs). Much of the existing literature on CLDTs is inspirational, theoretical or opinion based rather than evidence based. It was considered that current knowledge is insufficient to allow a systematic review; therefore a structured review of factors that impact on CLDTs was undertaken following some of the principles of a systematic review. The review covers historical and philosophical influences on the development of CLDTs; the structure and common composition of CLDTs; the main challenges facing CLDTs; and the barriers that impact on their effective working. 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-79
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Intellectual Disabilities
Volume12
Issue number1
Early online date1 Mar 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • community learning disability teams
  • literature review

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