Activity 21.1: Critical thinking

How might you recognise someone has a learning disability?

Take a look at:

How does this challenge your preconceptions about people with a learning disability?

Recognising a learning disability: The patient may:

  • Have difficulties in remembering certain everyday details about themselves, e.g. address, name of doctor
  • Communication problems
  • Have carers/support network
  • Have difficulty in telling time
  • Indicate they have a disability/additional need