Hi just wondering if your child is diagnosed as a severe learning disability age 4 11 and 16 can it change to a mild learning disability by age 21
If you are asking this question, then I presume that you are getting nothing from the services. I would have thought it would depend on a correct diagnosis, followed by proper teaching. The disability if correctly handled should mean improvement for your child. The question is I suppose whether a disability is unchanging but the child can develop despite that. It’s a very complex question that you ask. Disability and improvement are two different things aren’t they. My daughter is autistic, diagnosed but not developed properly so went from mild to moderate learning disability and breakdown. A disability can appear less pronounced if handled properly, I think. Sorry not to have a definitive answer but I want to shed a little more light on your question?
Hi Sharner my son has severe learning disabilities.He is 31 now but when a child he was given a label of Global Developmental Delay and I thought delay would mean he would catch up later.Later that did not happenHe wnet to school for moderate learning difficulties but later attended a school for severe learning disabiliteis. I think it is difficult to say but I dont believe if something is reported as severe things dont get better ,however your son/daughter may get better at things they are good at. as they get older.My son does not read or write however he can recognise Asda and tesco signs.His speech was delayed but now we cant get a word in edgewaysalthough he sometimes repeats what he has heard on the telly.He walks and feeds himself ,dresses himself(needs pulling together) needs supervision bathing, cannot count money but can pick it up and has no sroad sense.has poor hand eye coordination so cant fasten shoe laces.
After a while you try to make life easier by using pull up trousers and velcro shoes.
My son had a traumatic time at birth and has no outward looking disabilities which is sometimes hard because you get elderly ladies suggesting that he shouldent be using disabled toilet!
I hope that helps but as Slobhan reports a disability handled correctly can improve.
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