HOW CAN I HELP
The NHS defines Learning Disabilities as a significant lifelong condition that starts before adulthood. It affects development and people will have a significantly reduced ability to learning new skills, cope independently, and understand information. This will affect every area of a person’s life such as taking care of household tasks, managing money, and socialising.
Learning Disabilities affect a person’s intellect. People with Down’s Syndrome, Autism, or Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) are some example of those who have Learning Disabilities.
A psychologist will diagnose a Learning Disability, but a Speech and Language Therapists can help your child develop the appropriate communication strategies so he/she can achieve as much independence as possible. Alternative and Augmentative communication tools are often used to help this group of people understand information and communicate with others, in order to develop and maintain social interactions and relationships.