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Health and Care: Disability Specific Resources: Learning Disabilities


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American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Health Topics: Learning Disabilities offers information on signs to look for to recognize learning disabilities in children and teens and resources for families.

New Sign Advances in psychiatric treatment: Comprehensive health care services for people with learning disabilities this article discusses the requirements for meeting the health care needs of people with learning disabilities including the ordinary care and depending on the learning disability the special health care needs.

New Sign Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities: Health People with learning disabilities have a much greater propensity to develop health problems (both physical and mental) when compared with the general population. Research suggests people with learning disabilities are 58 times more likely to die before the age of 50. Respiratory and heart diseases are the leading causes of death for this group, and they are also more likely to have diabetes, sensory impairments, mental health problems or epilepsy. This page includes "Ways to Improve Health" for a person with Learning Disabilities.

New Sign Royal College of Nursing: Dignity in Health Care for People with Learning Disabilities

understanding one's health and experiencing one's health care and getting it right for people with learning disabilities, includes resources. Although this is geared for the health care worker, it is written from the perspective of the person with a learning disability so it woudl be very helpful to assist in approaching one's health care worker.


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