Learning Disabilities

learning disabilities

Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case

It is important that everyone over the age of 14 who is on their doctor's learning disability register has an annual health check. An annual health check can help you stay well by talking to a doctor or nurse about your health and finding any problems early, so they can be sorted out. If you are worried about seeing a doctor, or there is anything they can do to make your appointment better, let the doctor or nurse know.

Please find out more about Annual Health Checks HERE

 

Annual Health Checks For People With a Learning Disability - This video explains what happens during an annual health check

Getting Support

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.

Some children start doing things like walking or talking later than other children their age, this is nothing to worry about. But, if you do think your child is learning to do things later than other children because they may have a learning diasbility, speak to a doctor (GP0 or your health visitor.

Health, education and social care services work together to find out what support a person needs and put a plan in place for them.

Find out more -

https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs

https://councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/about-us-0/networks/information-advice-and-support-programme/useful-resources-publications/what-2