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Learning disabilities

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Kids' Health - Topics - Learning disabilities

Not eating well, not getting enough sleep, feeling unhappy or scared, having problems with family or friends are some of the reasons why a kid can be having problems learning.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Brain Foundation | Dyslexia

Dyslexia Dyslexia Read more at Virtual Medical Centre Description Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects approximately 10 per cent of the population

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Dyslexia in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Dyslexia is a learning disability. Children with dyslexia have trouble with reading. If your child has dyslexia, support can help him achieve and succeed.

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Children with disability and learning | Raising Children Network

Everyday play and communication can help your child with disability learn new things. You can spark your child’s learning by tuning into her interests.

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Intellectual Disability | Novita

Intellectual disability is the most commonly recorded disability, occurring in about 3% of the population in Australia

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Intellectual Disability | The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

When a child has a significant delay in learning and this delay affects several areas of a child’s development (global delay) and is expected to continue for life, then professionals start to talk about a child having an intellectual disability.

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Sex Safe and Fun | Family Planning NSW

Sex Safe and Fun is a resource to support people with intellectual disability to learn about safe sex messages. It provides a factual and balanced view of the rights and responsibilities associated with a range of sexual activities. There are key messages about consent, enjoyment, intimacy, privacy and safety.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Intellectual disability

Children develop and learn at different rates and in different ways. However, some children will learn at a much slower rate than other children of the same age. This may be due to an intellectual disability.

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Teaching skills to kids with disability | Raising Children Network

Children with disability can find it hard to learn everyday skills. Here are practical strategies for teaching skills to your child with disability.

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Your childs disability and your feelings | Raising Children Network

When your child gets a diagnosis of disability, you might feel emotionally overwhelmed. This will change, and youll learn to manage your feelings.

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