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Increasing day service staff capacity to facilitate positive relationships with people with severe intellectual disability: Evaluation of a new intervention using multiple baseline design

Johnson, H., Bigby, C., Iacono, T., Douglas, J., Bould, E.,

Academic Literature

2016

The social relationships model was developed to describe positive relationships between support staff and people with intellectual disability. We evaluated an educational intervention based on this model. Eighteen staff supporting five adult service users with severe or profound intellectual disability from three day services received the intervention. Positive changes in relationship processes were found, but the results were variable. Field notes revealed contributors to variable results, and interview data highlighted changes not captured by quantitative measures. An educational intervention based on the social relationship model shows promise as a means to enhance staff relationships with people with intellectual disability.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation, Social relationships

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