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by irishemma
Sun May 24, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Training, events, groups, meetings, resources, reviews
Topic: Scotland LD SIG??
Replies: 2
Views: 4680

Scotland LD SIG??

Yes, it's still running. Next one is due in November and will be hosted by Grampian/tayside if I remember correctly. They are normally may and November but the May one has been missed this year (not sure why!)


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by irishemma
Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Related to Psychology
Topic: Do you or would you use the title Dr? (fun) debate
Replies: 75
Views: 36766

Do you or would you use the title Dr? (fun) debate

I use it in work related correspondence, and on bank statements and bills etc. I rarely introduce myself as Dr Irishemma, unless at a very formal meeting such as Adult Support and Protection.
by irishemma
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Academic/Research
Topic: Using Likert scales in learning disabilties population
Replies: 10
Views: 4568

Using Likert scales in learning disabilties population

There is research - not sure if published yet as I saw it at a conference - that suggested that many people with LD find anymore than 4 points on a likert scale difficult. Most of the LD specific measures i.e. CORE-LD, Glasgow Anxiety Scale and Glasgow Depression Scale use a three point scale.
by irishemma
Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Clinical Doctorate Application Process
Topic: Irish leaving cert
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Irish leaving cert

I gave my individual subject results when I applied in 2005. Now a qualified clinical psychologist!
by irishemma
Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

I didn't picket but I did march
by irishemma
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

The meeting I went to had representatives from unison, unite and gmb. They all confirmed they were planning to participate in the day of action.
by irishemma
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

My understanding from the meeting we had with union reps was the notice was given at the point that the ballot was returned as a yes. Our health board has sent out cancellations for all appointments, meetings and operations.
by irishemma
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

Sorry if that sounds defensive! Hard to get across friendly debate on a forum!
by irishemma
Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

I can totally understand why people wouldn't strike, but I can also understand anxieties about crossing picket lines. I got. hard time at a meeting today for asking some questions about striking and I voted yes and will be striking! I think if it was just our department picketing people would feel o...
by irishemma
Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Professional/Employment Issues
Topic: To strike or not to strike?
Replies: 40
Views: 11867

To strike or not to strike?

It seems to vary what the expectations are. We have a mixture of people in our department, some of our unions are striking and some are not. The people whose unions are in favour of industrial action have been advised not to come to work. Those who are in a union who is not striking or are not in a ...
by irishemma
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Careers advice
Topic: How do I progress from here?
Replies: 17
Views: 4383

How do I progress from here?

Wow, you should get off your high horse ;-)
by irishemma
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: The word chain game
Replies: 1166
Views: 225340

The word chain game

Sugar
by irishemma
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Clinical Issues
Topic: Current issues in learning disabilities?
Replies: 6
Views: 5490

Re: Current issues in learning disabilities?

I work in LD and I pretty much think most things have been covered. The cuts are having a terrible impact and people are "having their care packages reassessed" all the time. Also, we are getting a lot of social workers trying to get us to do bits of their assessments. I have had a few ver...
by irishemma
Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Pet sitting services
Replies: 8
Views: 3155

Re: Pet sitting services

Eek, a timely thread! We are off to T in the Park this weekend and We are using a cat sitter for the first time. She came to visit last night and I have paid her in advance. I really hope that she looks after Buttercup well. She works in the local pet shop and has been doing Pet Sittting for two yea...
by irishemma
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous: Off-topic
Topic: Voice recognition auto typing
Replies: 6
Views: 1949

Re: Voice recognition auto typing

I bought it when I was doing my thesis and I would say it OK at best.