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Who can support me through diagnosis?
Being diagnosed with a learning disability is helpful. This is because it can help you to get the support you need.
Every learning disability is different. Having a diagnosis can be really important and helpful. But some people may feel that they do not need a diagnosis.
A learning disability diagnosis might happen at different ages.
More information found on the NHS website.
Diagnosis is the formal process by which a learning disability - and indeed other disabilities or conditions - is identified.
Some people will want to find out information as soon as they are told their child has a learning disability or as soon as they suspect their child may have one. Others will want to take their time to digest the news. Everyone is different. There is no right or wrong way.
These pages are here for parents, wider family members, and anyone else who might be interested in finding out more about diagnosis of a learning disability.
A learning disability is a lifelong condition that affects the way you learn new things.
If you have a learning disability, you may find it more difficult to:
- understand complicated information
- learn new skills
- carry out everyday activities, like household tasks or interacting with people.
There are different causes of a learning disability. They usually happen when the brain is still developing. This could be before or during birth, or in early childhood.
It’s important that people with a learning disability get the right support. With support, most people with a learning disability in the UK can lead independent lives.
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