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Miguel Angel Verdugo

Miguel Angel Verdugo
INICO, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain · Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos

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Introduction
Miguel A. Verdugo is the head of the 115 Consolidated Unit Research of Castilla y León, focusing on Disabilities. He is working in different research projects related to intellectually and developmentally disabled children and adults: Evaluation of supports in children (SIS-C) , Evaluation of Adaptive Behavior (DABS), Evaluation of Quality of Life (CAVIDACE, San Martin Scale, Kidslife Scale, INICO-FEAPS Scale, and others), Brain DamageDeinstitutionalization, Supported Employment, Aging, Rights.
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January 2009 - present
January 2009 - present
January 2009 - present

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Publications (430)
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BACKGROUND: People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience work ability decline through aging and disability (WADAD), conceptualized as the process of deterioration in work ability resulting from the interaction between disability and aging, which has a direct impact on their job. OBJECTIVE: There is a need to focus on how...
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This book, published in English and Spanish, is about the condition of Down syndrome across the life span, its conditions and challenges. It is about Quality of Life and learning as well as the needs for social inclusion. Basically it is about applied research in Down Syndrome including family and environmental supports. It is about practice and ap...
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Background: The quality of life construct provides an ideal conceptual framework for translating such abstract concepts as self-determination, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Through consultation with expert raters, we sought to develop and validate a bank of indicators and items, based on the quality of life conceptual framework, to be used...
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Introduction: Rehabilitation after Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a dynamic, progressive process aimed at functional improvement of the affected person and their family. There is an international consensus on how the model that guides this process should be; however, in our country there are numerous territorial discrepancies regarding its applica...
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Background: Psychotropic medication is frequently administered to people with intellectual disability with mental health and/or behavioural problems, instead of other non-pharmacological interventions. This study describes the mental health and behavioural problems of people aging with intellectual disability, their psychotropic medication intake,...
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Purpose/objective: Although the concept of quality of life (QoL) has become a reference framework for the provision of support and services to people with intellectual disability (ID), its conceptualization and application for persons with Down syndrome (DS) have received little attention. This study analyzed QoL outcomes in children and young peo...
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Discrimination and denial of the rights of women with disabilities continues to be a reality. Women suffer situations of double discrimination, because they are women and because they have a disability. Women are disadvantaged in educational, employment, social, legal and economic terms. The prevalence of disability in Castilla y León (an Autonomou...
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Ao publicar este número sob o título “Inclusão das Pessoas com Deficiência. Políticas, Práticas, Investigação e Narrativas” a Revista Lusófona de Estudos Culturais (RLEC) torna-se, seguramente, a primeira revista portuguesa na área das ciências sociais que dedica integralmente um dos seus números ao tema da inclusão das pessoas com deficiência (PCD...
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Aim This study analysed the impact that COVID-19 and the response measures implemented by the Spanish Government have had on families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Method Data on 323 family members (M = 52.3 years old; SD = 10.5) were collected through an online survey, which was focused on analysing difficulties...
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In the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) the constructs of quality of life and supports have been combined into a Quality of Life Supports Model (QOLSM) that is currently used internationally for supports provision, organization transformation, and systems change. With the model’s increasing and widespan use in research and...
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This paper reviews the current state of knowledge on psychological interventions with empirical evidence of efficacy in treating common psychiatric and behavioral disorders in people with intellectual disability (ID) at all stages of their life. We begin with a brief presentation of what is meant by psychiatric and behavioral disorders in this popu...
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Background Quality of life (QoL) is regarded as a framework to enhance inclusive education outcomes in different domains for all students, especially for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Assessment tools are needed to implement this framework. Although there is a long trajectory of QoL assessment in people with IDD, we...
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El artículo presenta la integración operativa de los paradigmas de calidad de vida y apoyos en un modelo conjunto denominado Modelo de Calidad de Vida y Apoyos (MOCA) que integra características significativas de la transformación actual en el campo de las discapacidades intelectuales y del desarrollo. Estas características abarcan un enfoque holís...
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Background: Appropriate supports and instructional practices contribute to the development of self-determination. Also, research shows that the promotion of skills related to self-determination has been linked to the achievement of desired outcomes over the different life stages. Advances in self-determination require the development of assessment...
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Nuestro mundo se ha visto transformado por el coronavirus y la infección que provoca. La gravedad de la enfermedad y las consecuencias del estado de alarma no afectan a todos por igual, siendo las personas con discapacidad intelectual y del desarrollo uno de los colectivos más vulnerables. El INICO y Plena inclusión realizaron un estudio con la fin...
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The rapid growth of space applications has led the space industry to explore novel, innovative platforms for on-board data processing. The European BRAVE family of FPGAs is considered a promising solution in the generally limited pool of radiation-hardened devices. Our current work develops a methodology to drive the evaluation of the BRAVE EDA too...
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Since the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was passed (2006), inclusive education evolved from a principle of education towards a right to be guaranteed for all students. Despite this, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have not enjoyed this right on an equal foot with others, experi...
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El presente artículo refleja el impacto que la emergencia sanitaria y el periodo de confinamiento tuvieron en los profesionales del tercer sector que trabajan con población con discapacidad intelectual y del desarrollo. Se presentan los resultados de una encuesta que exploró sus condiciones de trabajo durante el periodo comprendido entre marzo y ju...
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Background/Objective After an acquired brain injury (ABI), the person remains with several impairments and disabilities that cause a decrease in his/her quality of life (QoL), which could change over time. The objective of the study was to analyse the evolution patterns of QoL in a sample of persons with ABI for one-year as well as the differences...
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People with intellectual disability (ID) and extensive support needs experience poorer quality of life than their peers whose disability is not as severe. Many of them live in residential settings that limit community participation and prevent them from exercising control over their lives. This work analyzes the extent to which professional practic...
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Información sobre el instrumento: http://web.teaediciones.com/DABS-Escala-de-Diagnostico-de-Conducta-Adaptativa.aspx La DABS es una prueba diagnóstica fácil de aplicar destinada a la detección de déficits significativos en la conducta adaptativa, que es uno de los criterios requeridos para el diagnóstico de discapacidad intelectual y otros trastor...
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This book describes the outcomes obtained regarding two closely related research projects, namely: "Development and validation of a support needs assessment scale for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities" (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness [Ref PSI2012-36278]) and "Assessment and diff...
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Background: As the world battles COVID-19, there is a need to study the perceptions of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) about the effects of the pandemic and associated lockdown on their lives. This work explores the perceptions of Spaniards with IDD during the lockdown with respect to four topics: access to informatio...
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Background: A new paradigm, which we refer to as The Quality of Life Supports Paradigm, is emerging internationally in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The new paradigm integrates the key concepts of "quality of life" and "supports". This article addresses the question of how one evaluates a new paradigm. Method: This is...
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Background: The sequelae and disabilities that follow an acquired brain injury (ABI) may negatively affect quality of life (QoL). The main objective of the study is to describe the QoL after an ABI and identify the predictors of a better QoL. Methods: Prospective cohort study with follow-up measurement after one-year. The sample comprised 203 adult...
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The List of Indicators is training material used for the Supports Intensity Scale—Children’s version (SIS-C). It is aimed at helping interviewers distinguishing between extraordinary and age-related typical support needs in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) when implementing the SIS-C, and thus improve supports plannin...
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An evaluation of support needs is fundamental to the provision of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services should be organized by considering the support that people need to improve their quality of life and enforce their rights as citizens. This systematic review is conducted to analyze the rigor and usefulness...
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Actualmente, existe consenso sobre la necesidad de adoptar enfoques de apoyos alineados con la mejora de la calidad de vida, y así favorecer la inclusión de los estudiantes con discapacidad, desde una óptica de derechos y justicia social. No obstante, son escasos los trabajos que diseñen y orienten los apoyos a este fin, volviéndose necesario profu...
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Background Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) represent a particularly vulnerable group to the threats posed by COVID-19. However, they have not yet been given a voice on how their living conditions have been affected by COVID-19. Aims This study aims to report the impact on people with IDD of COVID-19 and the respo...
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Despite the advances on the assessment of quality of life, this concept is barely studied and is riddled with important limitations for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper is aimed at validating a questionnaire to assess quality of life of children with ASD and intellectual disability. Based on the KidsLife Scale, geared toward pe...
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Although inclusive education has evolved from a general principle to a recognized right, a quality inclusive education is still not a reality for students with intellectual disability. In this article, we discuss three approaches that can bridge the gap between “what is” current education of these students and “what should be”. First, we address th...
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Background/aims: Medical and behavioral needs are relevant in organizing and providing support strategies that improve the quality of life for children, along with their families. The present study aims to examine the impact of medical and behavioral needs on the need for support of children with disabilities. Methods: Health and education profe...
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La calidad de vida se ve afectada ante una discapacidad, más aún cuando quien la presenta es una mujer. De cara a emprender futuras acciones se realiza un estudio dirigido a conocer la percepción que dicho colectivo tiene sobre su calidad de vida. Para ello se elaboró un cuestionario cualitativo. De las respuestas de 526 mujeres se realizó un análi...
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Purpose Acquired brain injury (ABI) diminishes quality of life (QoL) of affected individuals and their families. Fortunately, new multidimensional instruments such as the calidad de vida en daño cerebral (CAVIDACE) scale are available. However, differences in self- and proxy-reported QoL remain unclear. Therefore, this study examined these differen...
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Actualmente, existe consenso sobre la necesidad de adoptar enfoques de apoyos alineados con la mejora de la calidad de vida, y así favorecer la inclusión de los estudiantes con discapacidad, desde una óptica de derechos y justicia social. No obstante, son escasos los trabajos que diseñen y orienten los apoyos a este fin, volviéndose necesario profu...
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Background Advances in theoretical frameworks of self‐determination require the development of new assessment instruments. This study examines the dimensional structure of a self‐determination scale and analyses the factorial invariance of its measurement across age and gender. Method The AUTODDIS Scale was used to assess the self‐determination of...
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Introducción: La discapacidad es una condición que afecta a la calidad de vida de las personas, si quien la padece es una mujer, esta afectación puede llegar a ser más limitante. Ante la escasa literatura y la necesidad de conocer la situación actual con fines de intervención, se realiza el siguiente estudio; Objetivos: Conocer la percepción de la...
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This article describes a comprehensive framework for incorporating moderator and mediator variables in program logic models and theory development as a useful way to better implement and evaluate policies and practices in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities related (IDD). Firstly, an overview of [program] logic models in the fi...
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The Supports Intensity Scale–Children’s Version (SIS-C) is the only available tool to assess extraordinary support needs for children and adolescents with intellectual disability. In past years, several works have proclaimed the need for its ongoing improvement as a measurement instrument. To contribute to this line of research, the goal of this wo...
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Life expectancy of people with intellectual disability (ID) has increased in recent decades. However, there is little evidence of whether these extra years of life are spent in good health. The aim of this study, conducted in Spain, is to obtain information about the prevalence of chronic health conditions in people with ID over the age of 44 and c...
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Purpose The disability and resulting dependence after acquired brain injury (ABI) significantly reduces quality of life (QoL), making the correct assessment of QoL important. However, the instruments currently used to assess QoL are either reductionist, including only health-related aspects, or, like the CAVIDACE scale, are based on multidimensiona...
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Objetivo: establecer los avances en la comprensión de la calidad de vida en familias de personas con discapacidad en el marco de la atención centrada en la familia. Metodología: a partir de las relaciones entre familia y discapacidad desde el modelo de calidad de vida, se analizan los principales estudios en España y América Latina. Resultados: se...
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Quality of life (QoL) is a key outcome used to monitor service planning and delivery for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Unfortunately, many current instruments used to measure QoL have psychometric and content limitations and none are suitable for use with individuals with the lowest levels of functioning and hi...
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on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the aspasim Foundation, a technical conference on inclusive education and rights was organized with 51 speakers and more than 500 people in attendance
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Research has highlighted that no instrument with adequate evidence of validity and reliability currently exists to assess quality of life (QoL) in children with Down syndrome (DS). Important limitations have been pointed out when existingQoL instruments for children with intellectual disability are applied to this population. The main goal of this...
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Background: It is unknown whether the Supports Intensity Scale-Children's version (SIS-C) is valid and useful to assess support needs for children with motor and intellectual disabilities. Aims: (a) To assess the structural validity of the SIS-C using factor analyses in a sample of children with motor disabilities; and (b) to analyze the SIS-C's...
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Background: This study assessed the equivalence of the measurement of support needs between children with intellectual disability (ID) and children with intellectual and motor disabilities (IMD) and compared both groups in the different domains of support. Method: The Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version was used to assess the support nee...
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The sequelae and the disability and dependence that follow an acquired brain injury (ABI) may result in a significant reduction in the quality of life (QoL) of those affected. The objective was to assess the QoL of a sample of Spanish patients with an ABI and analyze the influence of certain sociodemographic and injury-related variables on their Qo...
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Background: The purposes of this study were to empirically determine whether the support needs construct is generalizable across children with and without intellectual disability and to conduct cross-group comparisons to explore how extraordinary and non-extraordinary support needs differ in children. Method: One thousand thirty-six children (81...
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This reports highlights and updates the current status of inclusive education regarding students with intellectual disability in Spain
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Although promoting inclusive education for students with disabilities has received significant attention internationally, reviews of the international intervention literature have not been conducted. This paper describes the results of a literature review of the past 15 years of peer-reviewed, empirical articles published in English-and Spanish-lan...
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Purpose A common and frequent consequence of an acquired brain injury (ABI) is the diminished quality of life (QoL) of affected people. Because the majority of existing QoL instruments assess health-related domains, new instruments that allow for the evaluation of the QoL from an integral perspective that considers the context and personal factors...
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This chapter discusses three evolving developments that are influencing the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A better understanding of disability‐related constructs is based on clear operational definitions. These operational definitions provide a distinction among the constructs of disability, intellectual disability, an...
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Esta publicación, elaborada por INICO gracias al impulso de Plena Inclusión España y con el apoyo del Real Patronato sobre Discapacidad, forma parte del proyecto “Todos somos todos”, que tiene como objetivo conocer las condiciones de vida de las personas con discapacidad intelectual y del desarrollo que presentan una mayor necesidad de apoyos. Bajo...
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In this article authors have put the focus on the evolution of the disability field in Sain, regarding both the social understanding and evolution of paradigms about disability, and the main constructs of research and the ways for addressing them. This paper is aimed to provide researchers in other countries an overview on how is this field current...
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Present work provides a general overview of the organization of Disability Studies as a scientific, recognized, and well-defined field of study within Spanish context. Although the starting point in the provision of supports towards individuals with disabilities was mainly conducted in the educational system (it was the main interest of special edu...
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The Quality of Life model has been established as a critical framework in the field of intel¬lectual disability on different levels. From a system-perspective, this model has had a huge impact on the ways that the supports are planned and provided and on the way that the organizations have changed. This concept also offers a comprehensive framework...