How to Support Someone With Learning Disabilities
Learning disabilities are lifelong. The way in which they are expressed may vary over an individual’s lifetime, depending on the interaction between the demands of an environment and the individual’s needs.
For success, individuals with learning disabilities require early identification through timely specialized assessments.
Interventions involving home, school, community and workplace settings must consider the individual’s learning disability subtype and, at a minimum, include the provision of:
- Accommodations and adaptations
- Compensatory strategies
- Specific skill instruction
- Self-advocacy skills