Many of us are living with one long term health condition. It's also becoming increasingly common for some people to have more than one long term condition.
We support many people with multiple long term conditions so that they can manage them and live independently in their own home.
Below are some of the conditions and illnesses our clinicians deal with, as well as conditions our children and young people's services advises parents on.
Learning Disability is an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. It can result in reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities. For example household tasks, socialising or managing money etc. Some children manifest with developmental delay i.e. delay in achieving their age expected developmental milestones.
How is Learning Disability diagnosed?
If your Child is not making the expected developmental progress, seek advice from your health visitor or GP. If they identify a concern they will refer your child for assessment by a Community Paediatrician. The diagnosis of a Learning Disability is made by clinical assessment. Some children may undergo blood or other tests, depending on the needs.