We've collated a number of resources for medical students, trainees and psychiatrists in intellectual disability psychiatry.
Please note, although we have selected useful resources, where links direct to external websites, the Faculty cannot be responsible for content.
These resources are under continuous review and development. If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute to the resources yourself please contact email@example.com.
Topic guide by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health: This topic guide has been created to describe what an Intellectual Disability (ID) is, the historical influences, the terminology issues and the diagnostic criteria. It outlines how an ID is suspected and identified and also the areas to consider when creating a care plan. It includes an alphabetical framework to assist professionals in screening for and identifying an Intellectual Disability.
What is a learning disability? Video from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust
Oxford Textbook of the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability (Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry) by Sabayasachi Bhaumik and Regi Alexander | 13 Mar 2020: Excellent book with an overall of most topics within Intellectual Disabilities
Series of articles for people new to ID hosted by the University of Hertfordshire
MindEd contains programmes comprehensive learning resources about learning disabilities including physical, mental health, epilepsy.
Royal College of Psychiatrists e-learning modules includes courses on intellectual disabilities and people with intellectual disabilities in criminal justice settings.
E-learning for healthcare includes a module on Intellectual Disability and Depression (IDD).
Examples of easy read leaflets although other resources can be found: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition: Service model for commissioners of health and social care services. October 2015
NHS England National Plan – Building the right support: gives commissioners a clear framework to develop more community services for people with learning disabilities and/ or autism who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition, and close some inpatient facilities.
An introduction to Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), a BILD (British Instititute of Learning Disabilities) video
PBS information from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation
PsychStudent video: This video gives an overview of ASD and LD (and the difference) then considers two potentially difficult scenarios with management tips which are particularly relevant to student OSCE or CASC examinations.
Notes and videos for students on neurodevelopmental disorders (includes ADHD, Autism and LD)
Free online ADHD courses, ADHD Forum
Autism resource: free e-learning, Autism Wales
Information about genetic syndromes,The Society for the Study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP)
Waite, Jane & Heald, Mary & Wilde, Lucy & Woodcock, Kate & Welham, Alice & Adams, Dawn & Oliver, Chris. (2014). The importance of understanding the behavioural phenotypes of genetic syndromes associated with intellectual disability. Paediatrics and Child Health. 24. 10.1016/j.paed.2014.05.002.
Talbot J. No One Knows: Offenders with learning disabilities and learning difficulties. Int J Prison Health. 2009;5(3):141-52. doi: 10.1080/17449200903115797. PMID: 25757420.
Faculty Report FR/ID/04: Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability and Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry; Forensic care pathways for adults with intellectual disability involved with the criminal justice system, February 2014
The Faculty and the British Psychological Society produced this resource in 2015 to provide guidance on the assessment, diagnosis, interventions and support of people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia. It is for those working in clinical and social care and aims to improve quality of life for people with a learning disability who develop dementia.