Question: How do you get someone assessed for learning difficulties?

How do I get assessed for a learning disability?

How to get an assessment. If you believe you need support, the first thing you should do is contact your local authority and request a needs assessment. Your local authority will be the local council in your area with a social services department. This could be a city council, county council or borough council.

Who can assess for learning disability?

If you have concerns that you or someone you know, such as a family member, may have a learning disability you should discuss this with your GP. The GP will be able to make a first assessment and if they believe further examination is appropriate, they can refer you to a clinical psychologist.

What is a learning disability assessment?

The assessment establishes the needs of the person with a disability and which services would be best for them. The purpose of the assessment is to draw up a plan of action for the person being assessed. Each local area should make it clear how to get an assessment and the care thats needed.

What are three types of behavior triggers?

Generally, people with dementia become agitated due to three potential trigger categories: Medical, physiological and/or environmental.

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