Julia Louw

Julia Louw
Trinity College Dublin | TCD · School of Nursing and Midwifery

PhD

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Background: Social inclusion is regarded as an important determinant of health, particularly for young adults with intellectual disabilities. However, only a limited number of reviews report on the findings of original empirical studies on social inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities. This review provides a succinct synopsis of...
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Psychosis is a set of symptoms related to mental health issues that occurs in a range of psychotic disorders. Psychosis in individuals with intellectual disabilities is an underexplored area in research. This chapter provides an overview of psychosis in intellectual disability (ID). Definitions of what psychosis is will be discussed, as well the pr...
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Teachers are often the primary individuals teaching sexuality education to learners with disabilities. This chapter reports on a study that explored teachers and child care providers’ views of teaching sexuality, HIV and AIDS programmes in working with learners with varying types of disabilities. A mixed-method approach was employed. All but one pa...
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Objective: Behavioral sleep interventions are regularly used to improve sleep problems experienced by children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or intellectual disability (ID). Recent developments have seen the introduction of parent sleep education and healthy sleep practice training to sleep interventions. This article aims to systematica...
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Participation in social inclusion activities has been reported to be an important determinant of health for people with disabilities and has a number of benefits particularly for young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). However, young adults with ID often have difficulty making friends and are excluded from taking part in social activities...
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By examining the role of digital tools and social media, this paper discusses an innovative prospective research study to enhance social inclusion of young adults with intellectual disabilities (ID). The paper begins with an overview of how individuals with disabilities have historically been excluded from society based on limited access and minima...
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Teachers and health care professionals are seen as valuable collaborators in delivering sensitive topics to learners. A qualitative exploration of how teachers and school staff described their teaching experiences when teaching sexuality education programmes was conducted at Special Needs Schools in South Africa. A total of 78 participants (68 teac...
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The misconception that persons with disabilities are asexual and sexually inactive often relegates teaching sexuality education in special needs schools to a priority of low importance. The access, or lack thereof, to such information causes students lvith disabilities to be at an increased risk of HIV infection; therefore, providing them with sexu...

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Developing a mobile app in support of facilitating social interactions among young adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim is to practice social skills and engage in social activities with more ease.