Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Searching for a diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of a learning disability can be crucial for an individual, and screening tools can help to achieve this, as Dr Karen McKenzie explains: There are several stages where an individual might be identified as being likely to have a learning disability. For example, at birth if the baby has a syndrome that results in, or is associated with learning disability; at school where the child’s progress may be at odds with their peers; or on transition from childhood to adulthood where most young adults become increasingly independent and undertake work or further education. At each stage, receiving


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