‘Is it because I’m gormless?’ A commentary on "Narrative therapy in a learning disability context : a review"

Olsen, AM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9529-4539 2015, '‘Is it because I’m gormless?’ A commentary on "Narrative therapy in a learning disability context : a review"' , Tizard Learning Disability Review, 20 (3) , pp. 130-133.

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The purpose of this paper is to reflect on “Narrative therapy in a learning disability context : a review." This commentary reflects on the use of Narrative therapy and considers it in a wider context of assisting people with learning disabilities to develop self-understanding. The commentary makes connections between the use of narrative therapy and narrative approaches to research reporting. The use of Narrative therapy can assist in the development of positive personal stories for individuals with learning disabilities. Case study research provides a useful reference point from which to base future work. Reporting of case studies sometimes omits data that might be useful for others attempting to replicate findings. This paper highlights the need for authors to ensure that the ‘small details’ are included in research reporting. A narrative approach, rich in detail of research participants might enable authors to tell a thicker story, thus improving generalisability.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Tizard Learning Disability Review
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1359-5474
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: AM Olsen
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2015 17:36
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 19:15
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34669

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