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In this investigation of developmental changes in the coordination of perceived optical flow and postural responses, 4 age groups of infants (5-, 7-, 9-, and 13-month-olds) were tested while seated on a force plate in a "moving room." During each trial the walls oscillated in an anteroposterior direction for 12 s, and the postural sway of the infant was(More)
Mental health professionals' attitudes towards deaf people were examined in relation to their previous contact with deaf people and their knowledge of deafness. Data were gathered regarding different aspects of contact, including the number and type of relationships participants had had with deaf people. A cognitive-processing theory of attitude change(More)
BACKGROUND Many people with intellectual disabilities find it hard to control their anger and this often leads to aggression which can have serious consequences, such as exclusion from mainstream services and the need for potentially more expensive emergency placements. AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)(More)
Mother to pup milk transfer was examined in the spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR) and its normotensive progenitor, the Wistar-Kyoto (WKY). Litters of SHR and WKY pups were either reared by their natural mothers or cross-fostered to mothers of the opposite strain shortly after birth. At postpartum days 7 and 14, pup body weights were monitored throughout(More)
The self-regulation model of the relapse process (Ward & Hudson, 2000) has been developed and empirically validated on general sexual offender populations (Bickley & Beech, 2002), but not on specific sexual offender populations. This paper aims to investigate whether special needs offenders, as compared to mainstream sexual offenders, can be categorized(More)
The context for the present study was a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a group-based anger-management intervention, delivered by day-service staff. We aimed to develop a scale to measure the fidelity of manualized cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered to adults with intellectual disabilities in group-based settings. A 30-item monitoring(More)
Understanding the perceptions of direct care staff of their reciprocal relationships at work and levels of burnout may help us improve not only their psychological health but also the service they provide. A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with direct care staff who worked with children, older people and people with intellectual disabilities in(More)
BACKGROUND Interventions for anger represent the largest body of research on the adaptation of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for people with intellectual disabilities. The extent to which the effectiveness of these interventions reflects the behavioural or cognitive components of CBT is uncertain. This arises in part because there are few measures of(More)
BACKGROUND Anger causes significant problems in offenders and to date few interventions have been described in the Caribbean region. AIM To evaluate a package of CBT-based Anger Management Training provided to offenders in prison in Trinidad. METHOD A controlled clinical trial with 85 participants who participated in a 12-week prison-based group anger(More)