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Learning disability

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Whether your child has a mild, moderate or severe learning disability, you are not alone in your experiences and there are people and places that can support you and your child.

Learning disability

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Some top tips for parents and carers

  1. Accept your child for who they are.
  2. Talk to friends, family and other parents. This can help you ease your mind and know you’re not on your own.
  3. Find out more information about their needs so you can support them as they learn and develop.
Learning disability

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Looking for more?

To understand more about what a learning disability is, you can find out more at:

Visual aids to help your child understand the world Do 2 Learn – free visual aid cards

Useful guides from New Life charity New Life Charity Information booklets


Time to reflect

When thinking about supporting your child with their learning disability…

What are you already doing that you want to carry on doing?

What have you learned that you could try today?

What do you want to do next?

Know what you want to do next?

Log into your free account (on the top right-hand side) to set a goal on something that’s important to you and your family – then you can check in to show yourself how far you’ve come.

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