Understanding the Context of Learning Disabilities

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Understanding the context of supporting individual with learning disabilities.

Unit | Questions | Answer | 1.1 1.2 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 | Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities. Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experience of individuals with learning disabilities their families. Explain what is meant by 'learning disability' Give examples of causes of learning disabilities.
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Other conditions that relate to learning disabilities includes cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome, autism and epilepsy. Medical model for disability immediately suggest the individual becoming difficult for the parents and requiring 'special needs'. With label like this, disable people tend to be ridicule by their peer. Medical model isolates intellectually disabled individuals by encouraging the idea that the individual should become ac-costume the way society operates rather than society adapting to them. Social models on the other hand embraces those with learning disabilities. School and work place have made adjustment to fit the needs of those with disabilities. There are obvious efforts made to break all barrier a disabled person may come across in society. This provides the opportunity for those with learning disabilities to achieve while enhancing their confidence and self-esteem. Social mode explores method that ensure that individual with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential. The cause for learning disability is not always clear. For the families of those who have intellectual difficulties, it is vital for them to be aware of the cause of the disability. The severity of a persons' learning disabilities are categorised depending on their IQ. The causes all depend on the severity of the disability. 50% of those who are mildly


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