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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.

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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.

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Mind Australia - Mental illness and intellectual disability

A person with an intellectual disability may have problems expressing their thoughts, putting together sentences, learning new skills, doing day to day tasks, making decisions, and remembering things...

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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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What is a childhood disability?

Learn more about childhood disabilities such as congenital disorders, disabilities developed after birth, disabilities caused by injury or development delays.

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Parenting with a disability

Parents with a disability face the same issues as other parents but may require more support. Learn about the unique challenges and importance of help and support.

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Dealing with a disability

Learn more about how to talk with others about your child’s disability, dealing with your feelings, educating others, and early intervention and next steps.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Physical disability

In the early years, children may have some difficulties in learning to move skilfully. This is not unusual. However, for some children, the muscles and nerves that control body movements may not be properly formed or may become damaged causing a physical disability.

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Disability rights

Disabled children have the same rights to education and other services as other kids. Learn more about your child's disability rights and where to seek assistance.

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