The symptoms of a learning disability can be displayed while a child is at school, if not when they are initially learning to walk and talk. It’s important to remember that there are occasions when symptoms are temporary, and so if your child is showing signs of a learning disability, perhaps via problems with their hand-eye coordination, then it is possible that these symptoms will ease within a few weeks or months. But monitoring the symptoms is vital, and it is advisable to take note of any changes to your child’s symptoms. If your child has a learning disability, then their symptoms will be permanent.
It is possible to ease symptoms of a learning disability, but not to cure them, so if there are continuous signs of a learning disability then it is advisable to let your child’s teachers, doctors and any other relevant parties in their life know. Once you have discussed the symptoms with these parties, it may be possible to arrange an assessment with the potential for a diagnosis.
According to the NHS website:
“A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. This means they can have difficulty:
- Understanding new or complex information
- Learning new skills
- Coping independently”
Learning disabilities – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Leaf Complex Care offer specialist support based on an individual’s circumstances. This support includes care packages, which are tailored to all levels of learning disabilities. These packages are designed to allow an individual to live an independent life.