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Learning Disability


Those who have a Learning Disability will:

  • Need more time to understand new or complicated information and learn new skills.
  • Need more support to learn everyday activities such as household tasks, managing money, and communicating without help from someone else.

Assessment for Learning Disability involves assessing cognitive ability and daily living skills. Those who struggle the most in the population in both these areas can be said to have a Learning Disability. About 2% of the population has a Learning Disability.

Adults and children with learning disabilities can live full and meaningful lives. They can develop independence and choice, have friends and be important to others. As adults they can have meaningful activity to do during the day, including employment. They may marry and have children.

Child Development and Neurodisability Team

The Child Development and Neurodisability Team is expert in the assessment, diagnosis and management of intellectual disability. We work to maximise the child’s potential and support development of new skills.

We also work closely with Education Specialists providing therapy at home for pre-school children.

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