Kevin Baker

Kevin Baker
St Andrew's Healthcare · Men's IPU and Intellectual Disability IPU

D. Clin. Psy.

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Introduction
Kevin Baker currently works with the National Deaf CAMHS service in the East Midlands and also with St Andrews Healthcare at Northampton. His research interests cover the experiences of deafness and intellectual disability and their overlap.
Additional affiliations
September 2003 - September 2006
University of Leicester
Position
  • Clinical Psychologist (trainee)
September 2003 - present
National Health Service
Position
  • Medical Professional
September 2000 - September 2003
University of Leicester
Position
  • Medical Professional

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Publications (20)
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Employers are being encouraged to find ways to engage with the mental health of their employees. Providing training in resilience is one way to respond. However, there is a lack of consistency and poor use of psychological theory which prevents comparison and evaluation between resilience training programmes. We describe a skills-based model of per...
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Assessing adult deaf individuals 'cognitive ability and adaptive behaviour is complicated due to confounding factors such as language deprivation, the influence of deaf-culture and to adapt the assessment measures from hearing measures challenges reliability and validity. We raise issues of what types of assessing cognitive and adaptive skills are...
Poster
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This poster reports on the prevalence of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as included in the original framework, as well as a series of seven 'deaf-specific' ACEs, in a sample of deaf patients detained to a secure mental health service. The challenges associated with attaining information on participant's trauma histories are also discussed, as...
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Assessing adaptive behaviour for deaf people is particularly complicated due to confounding cultural, linguistic, and methodological issues. A thematic analysis of expert comments yielded a potential new working definition of adaptive behaviour and initial guidelines for assessing adaptive behaviour accordingly.
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People with an intellectual disability whose behaviour can be challenging to the people supporting them can produce a range of emotional responses in staff. These emotional responses can often be a major part of the difficulties staff have in supporting a client. Staff who express more emotion in response to a person with ID and challenging behavio...
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Aim: To describe how Discovery Awareness addresses the balance between the implicit knowledge of relational practice and the drive for paper-based plans in the support of people with ID and behavioural challenges. Method: A review of current policy drivers and good practice for care and support services is contrasted with the theoretical rationale...
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Aim: To identify the ways support staff experience and negotiate difficulties in providing opportunities for people with PMIDs to experience “belonging”, and develop a framework to address this. Method: This action research study involved participant-observation over a 6-month period with staff who supported 9 adults with PMID (from a cohort of 38...
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Consecutive sounds of similar structure that are close in frequency or pitch are more likely to be perceived as part of the same sequence than those at greater frequency separations. The principle of grouping into such perceptual sequences, or auditory streams, is known as frequency proximity. However, the metric by which one frequency difference i...
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In this paper we review the construct of intellectual disability (ID) in relation to working with prelingually deaf people. Intellectual disability can sometimes be missed as a contributory factor to a deaf person's mental health difficulties. Despite some significant criticisms of the diagnosis or categorisation of ID, this often acts as a gatekee...
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Over the last three decades, demographic changes in the developed world have meant more older men find themselves in caregiving roles. Little research has been undertaken with male caregivers in dementia care. Although there is general consensus that men construe care differently to women, gender has seldom been treated as an independent variable t...
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As the demographics of the population change, men are assuming increasingly important roles as caregivers, despite caregiving often being perceived as a feminine activity. Research to date has described sex differences in caregiving and psychological outcomes. However, there appears to be little understanding of varying ways men may cope with the s...
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Connaught Ward at Rampton Hospital provides the National High Secure Deaf Service for Men. Therapeutic Community (TC) principles have been used to inform the development and ongoing work of the service. This paper describes the work of the service and its particular difficulties. A discussion is then presented of the potential benefits and challeng...
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Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Leicester. Awarded 2006. The following articles have been published from this thesis and archived in the LRA: 'Coping with caring for someone with dementia: Reviewing the literature about men' in Aging and Mental Health, 2008, 12 (4), pp. 413-...
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Two putative functions of emotion experience — its roles in intentional action and in social understanding — were investigated using a group of individuals (repressors) known to have impaired anxiety experience. Repressors, low-anxious, high-anxious, and defensive high-anxious individuals were asked to give a public presentation, and then given the...
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In response to Chaski’s article (published in this volume) an examination is made of the methodological understanding necessary to identify dependable markers for forensic (and general) authorship attribution work. This examination concentrates on three methodological areas of concern which researchers intending to identify markers of authorship mu...
Article
Consecutive sounds of similar structure that are close in frequency or pitch are more likely to be perceived as part of the same sequence than those at greater frequency separations. The principle of grouping into such perceptual sequences, or auditory streams, is known as frequency proximity. However, the metric by which one frequency difference i...
Chapter
The auditory system has evolved so that the acoustic signals which hit the ear drum are normally analysed with great efficiency. Auditory scene analysis (Bregman, 1990) attempts to explain the processes by which the listener decodes the single sound pressure wave that arrives at the ear into meaningful descriptions of the events which may have prod...

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Projects (3)
Project
To describe how Discovery Awareness (DA - Heijkoop Methode) addresses the balance between the implicit knowledge of relational practice and the drive for paper-based plans in the support of people with ID and behavioural challenges.
Project
Adaptive behaviour assessments often include items that rely on knowledge and ability of using spoken languages, e.g. using the phone, asking for directions, finding out how to get something in a shop, etc. These are behaviours which most Deaf people (who use sign language as their first language) find difficulty regardless of any additional abilities. This study reviews the existing literature and proposes ways of developing a more appropriate assessment.