According to Mencap, a learning disability is âa reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities which affects someone for their whole life.â Typically, it can take a person with a learning disability longer to learn new things and they may need extra help to develop new skills or interact with others. Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability and 351,000 of these are children aged between 0-17. There are different conditions that make a person more likely to have a learning disability. The majority of people with Downâs Syndrome and Williams Syndrome will more than likely have some level of learning disability. About half of people with Autism or Aspergerâs Syndrome will have a form of learning disability. Different types of learning disability exist, with some people presenting with only mild symptoms which makes it slightly more difficult to diagnose. Other people may have moderate or even severe learning disabilities and these people may need significantly more help, including with personal care, mobility and communication. Learning disabilities often get confused with learning difficulties, which umbrella conditions such as ADHD and dyslexia however it is possible for a person to have both a learning disability and a learning difficulty.
Follow us on Twitter and Tumblr (@murderandmore), Instagram (@murderandmorepod) and Facebook (Murder and More Podcast/@mandmpod). View the sources and pictures for this episode at http://www.murderandmorepodcast.wordpress.com. Become a patron of Murder and More by heading to http://www.patreon.com/murderandmore. Buy merch at http://www.teepublic.com/murder-and-more. Buy me a coffee at http://www.ko-fi.com/murderandmore. Music: Leave Without Me, Atmospheric Piano Backing and Beautiful Piano Theme, https://purple-planet.com.
All content legally licensed from the original creator.
Thank you to () for the great episode.
You can find Indie Drop-In at https://indiedropin.com
Subscribe to our Patreon and Help us support Indie Creators
Any advertising found in this episode is inserted by Indie Drop-In and not endorsed by the Creator.
If you would like to have your show featured go to https://indiedropin.com/creators