Learning Disabilities Archive
- c 1970 - c 1990s (Creation)
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20 linear metres
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Scope and content
Includes cassette tapes of subject interviews, transcripts, questionnaires, articles and research data.This material relates to several key research projects undertaken to explore intellectual disability, looking specifically at the issue from the perspective of adolescents and young adults. The first of these projects related to the Aberdeen Learning Disabilities Cohort dataset and was completed by S. A. Richardson in 1972-1977. The second was called the Tayside Special Education School-Leavers project and was completed by May and Hughes in the 1980s. The final project, Experiencing Adulthood, was undertaken by May and Hogg and completed in the 1990s. More detail about these projects can be found in RU 857/4.
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Usually chronological within series.
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Conditions governing access
Clinical information is closed for 100 years. Other records open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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Physical characteristics and technical requirements
The records are on paper and cassette tape.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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