Prioritising Your Standards - Child Learning Disability


Prioritising Your Standards: Child Learning Disability

Increasingly, children who have a learning disability are being seen in mainstream CAMHS. Professionals may be used to seeing young people with a mild impairment but many are wary of seeing those who have a more severe level of disability.

This course will introduce you to the more commonly seen psychiatric, emotional and behavioural issues presenting in this population and demonstrate how to assess and manage them. Although delivered by a psychiatrist, the course will discuss the vital roles of nurses, clinical psychology, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy in the multi-disciplinary team (MDT). Participants should leave feeling much happier and more confident about seeing children with all levels of intellectual disability.


Learning objectives:

• Understand how children with a learning disability present to services

• Appreciate the family issues for parents and siblings

• Learn how the school setting can support or cause problems for the

young person

• Know the importance of ASD and ADHD as co-morbid conditions

• Understand how psychiatric illness can present in this patient group

• Appreciate the role of professionals in the MDT

• Know the treatment strategies including the role of medication

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Education and Training Network
Design House
1 Coal Hill Lane
LS28 5NA


Fax to 0113 257 8159