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Mencap advice on dealing with learning disability diagnosis.

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What does having a learning disability mean? A learning disability is an overall impairment of intellectual ability causing difficulty with learning and everyday activities. It affects someone for their whole life. To diagnose a learning disability professionals need to show: impaired intelligence,...

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Having their children toilet trained is a milestone all parents strive for. For some parents of children with ‘additional needs’ this milestone may seem difficult. However clinical experience has taught us that for most children becoming toilet trained is an achievable goal.

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Toilet or potty training can prove to be difficult for some families, and even more so when a child has additional needs.

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What is the learning disability mental health (LDMH) team? We work with children and young people who have moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities and who also experience mental health problems or challenging behaviour. A learning disability affects the way a person learns and understands...

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What is transition? In healthcare, we use the word transition to describe the process of preparing, planning and moving from children’s to adult services. Transition is a gradual process that gives you, and everyone involved in your child’s care, time to get ready to move to adult services and...

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What is transition? When you are 16 to 18 years old, the learning disability mental health (LDMH) team will start to talk about something called transition. This means ‘change’. It is what happens when plans are made to support you as an adult. When you are 18 your healthcare may be provided by...

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Epic friends is all about helping young people to help their friends who might be struggling to cope emotionally Information about lots of common issues spotting the signs that your friend needs a hand How to help your friend When to talk to a professional Tips for giving yourself a mental boost how...

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Learning disabilities and autism can be easily confused. Some children are diagnosed with just one of the conditions. Some children have both a learning disability and autism. What is a learning disability? A learning disability is a lifelong condition that affects a person’s ability to learn new...

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What is a learning disability? Someone who has 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. A...

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You might have been shown this resource because: you have been for learning disability assessment you are going for a learning disability assessment you have been told you have a learning disability by a psychologist You might be okay reading this resource on your own. You might want someone to read...

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