Commentary on - What are the experiences of professionals working with parents with learning disabilities? A meta ethnography

Gillian MacIntyre, Ailsa Stewart

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on Pytlowana and Stenfert Kroese’s article on the experiences of professionals working with parents with learning disabilities by exploring challenges and good practice in this area.
Design/ methodology/ approach: Key areas of practice were identified for further exploration by drawing on research studies with parents with learning disabilities.
Findings: While there is growing evidence of good practice around working with parents with learning disabilities, a number of challenges around communication and relationship-based practice remain. The paper recommends further training and education for those working in this complex area of practice.
Originality/ Value: The paper adds value by bringing together evidence from across a number of studies to highlight good practice.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalTizard Learning Disability Review
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 Dec 2020


  • parenting
  • communication
  • relationship based practice
  • learning disability
  • adult social care

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