Much research has demonstrated that students with learning disabilities experience emotional distress related to their difficulties. Students with learning disabilities tend to have higher levels of emotional concerns, such as depression, loneliness, and low self-esteem, than do their peers without disabilities.
What does it feel like to have a learning disability?
Someone with a learning disability may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling, or organizing.
Do people with learning disabilities feel pain?
Research by Doody and Bailey (2017) suggests people with learning disabilities are more likely to experience frequent and severe pain than the general population. This can have serious consequences because these individuals are at higher risk of developing health conditions that cause pain (NHS Health Scotland, 2017).
A palliative care team working with people with intellectual disabilities developed the Disability Distress Assessment Tool (DisDAT) to document a wide range of signs and behaviours of distress and when an individual is content.
What are complex disabilities?
Complex disabilities - or complex needs - are descriptions used if you are living with two or more disabilities and require high levels of support with aspects of your daily life. You may need support from a range of health and social care services.
Who is a slow learner?
A “slow learner” is not a diagnostic category, it is a term people use to describe a student who has the ability to learn necessary academic skills, but at rate and depth below average same age peers. Reasoning skills are typically delayed, which makes new concepts difficult to learn.
How do you complete a DisDAT?
How to use DisDATObserve the client when content and when distressed- document this on the inside pages of DisDAT. Observe the context in which distress is occurring.Identify possible causes of distress. Use the monitoring sheets if the cause is not obvious. Which monitoring sheet?More items