Today we will be focusing on the topic of learning disabilities and together we will analyze how this this factor has the potential to effect a person’s mental health and wellbeing. Before we begin, you will notice that you have received five infographics, I have broken today’s topic down into five categories to help make it easy to follow along. They display the key takeaway information.
The Facts – infographic #1
Firstly, we need to determine what a learning disability is. A learning disability is a permanent neurological disorder that can have a subtle to severe impact upon a person’s brain ability to store, process and produce information. This in turn can affect a person’s capability to speak, listen, read, write or do mathematics. It…show more content… You are a member of the astonishing 15% of school age children are believed to have learning disabilities. Even more concerning is the fact that you are also part of an estimated 20% of these children who may develop deficit/hyperactivity disorder otherwise known as ADHD. You have difficulty understanding and following new concepts and once diagnosed with a learning disability of dyscalculia, it became clear that your parents are in the 35% of whom have serious concerns about their ability to cope with their children’s learning issues. Your parents feel isolated, guilty, stressed and worried about your future. As a result of your parents lack of support you consider yourself an outcast at home, school and in the general public where 66% aren’t aware of dysgraphia, dyscalculia and…show more content… Between 20 to 35 % of people with intellectual disability will experience mental illness at some point in their life. This is a higher rate than the general population. This is because the build-up of frustration, low self-esteem and other important factors are constant issues faced daily by people experiencing learning disabilities causing a person to feel isolated and outcast.
Finding help and support – infographic #4
Finding help and support for those experiencing learning difficulties can be difficult. Whilst some schools provide support opportunities I personally believe that the most professional and reliable way of dealing with this issue is to regularly visit your families physician to work together to establish the diagnosis of the learning disability and treatment plan for the child with learning disabilities. I believe this is the best way to ensure that the child receives the educational needs they require.
Decreasing the risk – infographic