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2 edition of Access to eye care for adults with learning difficulties. found in the catalog.

Access to eye care for adults with learning difficulties.

Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Access to eye care for adults with learning difficulties.

by Royal National Institute for the Blind.

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Published by RNIB in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesFocus factsheet
The Physical Object
Pagination8p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18359542M

  The series of short information sheets show social care staff how they can help people with learning disabilities to get better access to health services. Each . Learning disabilities are common and many people with learning disabilities have considerable, and often multiple, mental health problems. Additionally, their health needs are often overlooked, or misattributed to their learning disabilities, resulting in unnecessary suffering which could be alleviated by access to the right care and support. Achieving equality in health and social care, and.

Hundreds of thousands of people with dyslexia, learning disabilities, visual impairments, physical disabilities, and other reading barriers have read millions of Bookshare books. It has empowered them to study for school, pursue careers, and read for fun.   The White Paper on the health and social care of people with learning disabilities, included the following definition of learning disabilities: Learning disability includes the presence of: significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, or to learn new skills.

experience in adult NHS services, to improve the experience of care for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems • establish clear links (including access and entry points) to other care pathways (including those for physical health problems). We are trying to make sure that when people with a learning disability go to a place which provides health care that staff know if they need to make reasonable adjustments for them. To do this we are developing a way of putting something on a person’s health record which shows that reasonable adjustments might need making.


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Access to eye care for adults with learning difficulties by Royal National Institute for the Blind. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eye tests for People with Learning Disabilities About eye care. Children and adults with learning disabilities are much more likely to have a serious sight problem than other. People with learning disabilities may not know they have a problem with their vision and find it hard to tell others.

Preparation for eye drops can be done using a simple saline solution, which can be obtained from a GP or chemist. People also find eye drop dispensers very helpful and allow some individuals to insert their own drops.

For further information, please refer to RNIB's Focus Factsheet: 'Eye drops for adults with learning difficulties'. Adults with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities. Adults with with special needs and learning disabilities (also called adult learning difficulties or intellectual difficulties in some countries) often have difficulties with communication which can be related.

People with learning disabilities should have access to all the services that people without learning disabilities have. Give individuals or their carers information on local services including chaplaincy, hospice day care and complementary therapy. You might find it useful to share our Directory of support to find local services.

Speak to. A new online resource for Local Eye Health Networks (LEHNs) and Local Optical Committee (LOCs) aims to improve access to eye care for people with learning disabilities.

Research estimates that adults with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people. The care and support plan is a legal document.

• In addition to a care and support plan, it can be helpful for the person to have a Person Centred Plan (PCP) (a PCP can inform the care and support plan). Person Centred Planning is a way of enabling people to think about what they want and need now and in the future.

It is about supporting people. Learning and thinking differences are common in adults. If you’re concerned you have a learning or thinking difference, consider connecting with a specialist. There are many simple tricks to help work around everyday challenges that can come with these issues.

by Mencap, which chronicled the deaths of six people with learning disabilities in general hospital settings, The Michael Inquiry (DH ) highlighted the difficulties people with learning disabilities can often have in accessing a range of general health services.

This inquiry made a number of recommendations for improvement. The Care and Support Jargon Buster is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean. Welsh Ambulance Service Learning Disabilities Zone. The Welsh Ambulance Service's learning disabilities zone focuses on where and how to find help if a person feels hurt or unwell.

Workers who support people with learning disabilities need to have the right values, skills and knowledge to provide high quality, person-centred support.

Our practical resources and guides explain what skills and knowledge workers need to support people with learning disabilities, their carers and families, and how adult social care employers can develop the skills of their staff when working.

Top 5 Emotional Difficulties of People with Learning Disabilities click here to take your learning styles test Shame.

P eople growing up with a learning disability often feel a sense of shame. For some, it is a great relief to receive the diagnosis while for others the label only serves to further stigmatize them.

All about access to eye care services as the coronavirus pandemic. Training. We specialise in developing and delivering training about eye care and vision for people who have learning disabilities across the UK.

Getting the right support. Support and understanding of eye conditions, surgery, and visual impairment for adults and children. Eye tests. However, with appropriate support and intervention, people with learning disabilities can achieve success in school, at work, in relationships, and in the community.

In Federal law, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the term is “specific learning disability,” one of 13 categories of disability under that law. What the quality statement means for different audiences. Service providers (primary, secondary and social care services that provide care for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems) ensure that people with a learning disability and a serious mental illness have a key worker to coordinate all aspects of care.

Key workers coordinate all aspects of care and. Adolescents Adults Autism Business English CBT Challenging Behaviour Children Clinical Psychology EAP ETp event Exams FIRE Grammar Health Care intellectual disabilities Language; Communication and Culture learning disabilities Learning Disability Learning From Practice Materials Writing Mental Health Mental Well-being Mental wellbeing MET.

UK Parliament () Equality Act (accessed 12 February ). ↩ ↩ 2 Hatton C, Glover G, Emerson E, Brown I. () People with learning disabilities in England Alex loves playing with his friends, tasty snacks, TV programmes, bubbles, singing and playing with water.

He can need support when eating - to be reminded to slow down, he doesn’t understand danger - so needs people looking out for him and he uses Makaton to communicate so it is essential that people use this method with him.

The book includes tips and guides about how to get care right in hospital that will prove helpful to people with a learning disability, as well as those health professional supporting them. The website has a wealth of information about a variety of health issues in an accessible format Growing Older with Learning Disabilities (Gold) Meeting the psychological needs of people with learning/intellectual disabilities, and their families and staff People with learning/intellectual disabilities are experiencing the Covid pandemic in various.

Toys for children with physical or learning disabilities need to be safe and suitable for their needs. For example, if your child is likely to put the toy in their mouth, make sure it doesn't have any small parts that they could swallow.

Be careful not to leave button batteries around. They can. Learning Disabilities (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults in school and in everyday life. It is a life-long condition.

Fortunately, with the right understanding, support, and appropriate interventions, individuals with learning disabilities can become successful students and adults.Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems.

A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Kids with learning disabilities aren’t lazy or dumb. In fact, most are just as smart .Other people may not be able to communicate at all and have other disabilities as well. Some adults with a learning disability are able to live independently, while others need help with everyday tasks, such as washing and dressing, for their whole lives.

It depends on the person's abilities and the level of care and support they receive.