Question: What support is available for learning disabilities?

The right support from professionals – such as GPs, paediatricians (doctors who specialise in treating children), speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, educational and clinical psychologists and social care – helps people with a learning disability live as full and independent a life as possible.

What is the best treatment for a learning disability?

The most common treatment for a learning disability is special education or speech and language therapy; however, occasionally, medication can be tried to enhance attention and concentration.

What do learning disability services do?

What does our learning disabilities service do? Our learning disability teams work with people and carers to promote independence. We offer advice and support to people on every aspect of living with a learning disability including: Making choices, finding employment and being more independent.

What is the difference between a learning difficulty and a learning disability?

In general, a learning disability constitutes a condition which affects learning and intelligence across all areas of life, whereas a learning difficulty constitutes a condition which creates an obstacle to a specific form of learning, but does not affect the overall IQ of an individual.

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