Parenting a Child with LD or ADHD

Carers Experiences

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Posted Aug 07, 2008 at 5:07:06 AM
Subject: Carers Experiences


I am an MSc Student at the University of Leeds conducting research looking at the positive and negative impact of long term caring of children with Learning Disabilities. I have worked in the field of learning disabilities for a number of years and it is an area that I am very interested in. Much research has been conducted looking at new parents and how they adapt to the caring role as well as with young children however there is a dearth of evidence looking at the experiences of long term carers, both negative and positive. I would really appreciate as many people as possible completing the attached questionnaire; it should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is about your experiences of caring for an adult with learning disabilities (older than 21). I would be grateful if people could forward this on to as many parents as they know who might be willing to complete this as there is a need for research in this area. Alternatively if anybody needs a paper copy then I would be happy to provide one on request. All information that is provided will be anonymous and your confidentiality will be maintained. I am going to post an executive summary of my findings on the forum once the research has been completed for anybody who is interested.

The link is


If anybody has any questions about this research please email me on psc2kla@leeds.ac.uk or alternatively you can write to
K Austin
c/o Louise Gill
University of Leeds

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