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British Journal of Learning Disabilities

Vol 43 (4 Issues in 2015)
Edited by: Professor Bob Gates
Print ISSN: 1354-4187 Online ISSN: 1468-3156
Impact Factor: 0.3
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The British Journal of Learning Disabilities is an international peer-reviewed journal which aims to be the leading inter-disciplinary journal in the learning disability field. It covers debates and developments in research, policy and practice. It publishes original refereed papers, regular special issues giving comprehensive coverage to specific subject areas, and specially comissioned keynote reviews on major topics. In addition there are reviews of books and training materials and a letters section.

The focus of the journal is on practical issues, with current debates and research reports. Topics covered include:

  • current trends in residential and day-care services;

  • integration, rehabilitation and quality of life;

  • education and training;

  • employment and occupation;

  • recreation and leisure;

  • advocacy and rights;

  • family and carers;

  • adoption and fostering;

  • causees and management of specific syndromes;

  • staff training; new technology in practice.

Its readership consists of academics, practitioners, and others interested in learning disability from a personal or professional perspective to promote lifestyles and high quality services for adults and children.

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