Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability

  • Also known as ‘Intellectual Disability’(USA) or ‘Global Developmental Delay’ (UK)
  • Difficulty in understanding new or complex information
  • Struggle to learn new skills
  • Trouble to cope independently
  • Significant limitations in communication, activities of daily living
  • Delay in understanding, reasoning
  • Language delay
  • Behavioural problems
  • Deficits in social or community interaction.
  • Reduced academic ability
  • Concerns from school
  • Can lead to being anxious, isolated, withdrawn
  • Has impact on learning, achievement, relationships, employment and life outcomes
  • Hassle-free and easy to book appointments
  • No waiting list to worry about. Book a date that is convenient to you
  • Comprehensive and evidence-based assessments
  • Detailed diagnostic report that can help you in getting the right help, support and services
  • Early intervention means better outcomes for your child
  • I review reports from all settings e.g. nursery or school
  • Carry out LD-specific developmental and family history
  • Observe/elicit LD specific behaviours and difficulties through play-based tests
  • Neurodevelopmental assessment for children under 8 years
  • Carry out full physical examination including neurology, to rule out medical problem
  • Growth assessment
  • Inspect for associated conditions e.g. ADHD, ASD, DCD
  • Review information from tests
  • Build a picture of your child’s strengths, weaknesses and needs
  • Provide you with a clear diagnostic report confirming or ruling out LD, in a Health Action Plan
  • Offer you information about local and national sources of support and information
  • Give you LD-specific behavioural, educational and environmental strategies/adaptations
  • Advice regarding review by other professionals e.g. Ed Psych, SLT, OT where required
  • Offer medications to address difficulties e.g. sleep, ADHD, diet etc.
  • You could use medical report e.g. to gain extra support at school, claim allowances/benefits, support with housing, employment, respite
  • You will feel empowered to enable your child from this holistic assessment and a comprehensive action plan
  • Present you with an option for follow-up or regular health checks, if requested