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Encouraging good sleeping habits in children with learning disabilities, including bedtime routine, settling, timings, what to do if they wake in the night, crying, if they want to sleep in your bed, and daytime naps.

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Sheffield Health and Social Care is a specialist health service for people with learning disabilities, and their carers, living in Sheffield.

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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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What is Ruby Lodge? Ruby Lodge is for children aged 7 to 18 with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. At Ruby Lodge, we will assess what help you need. What can you help me with? We can help you to cope with problems that you are having. These might be to do with your…...

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The Becton Centre for Children & Young People is situated in Beighton near Crystal Peaks in Sheffield. The Centre has 4 Lodges: Amber, Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby. Ruby Lodge is a specialised unit designed to assess 8 to 18 year olds who have a diagnosis of a moderate to severe learning...

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What is puberty? Everybody experiences puberty as part of growing up, and it can be a difficult time for young people and their families whether they have autism or not. There is no fixed age for puberty to start, however it usually takes place between the age of 8 and 13 years old. Puberty...

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What is puberty? Everybody experiences puberty as part of growing up, and it can be a difficult time for young people and their families whether they have a learning disability or not. There is no fixed age for puberty to start, however it usually takes place between the age of 8 and 13 years...

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What is a consultation appointment? Consultation is a space for professionals and parents and carers can come together to talk about concerns for a young person with a learning disability. The aim of a consultation is to share issues and identify strategies that can help. The team who will be...

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Introduction People with a learning disability may communicate in a range of different ways. Some people use spoken language, some people may communicate in other ways, such as signing, objects, pictures, facial expressions, or body language. Often, it is a combination of all of these. Lots of...

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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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Children with learning disabilities experience grief when they lose someone they love, just like anyone else. Sometimes people think that it is best not to tell a child with a learning disability when someone has died in case it upsets them. However, this is mostly not helpful as it could cause them...

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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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What is challenging behaviour? Challenging behaviour refers to behaviours that are difficult or challenging for parents, carers, and professionals to manage. These behaviours can be harmful to the young person, others around them, and make it difficult for the person to engage in activities and...

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