Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities (NG11)
A learning disability is defined by three core criteria: lower intellectual ability (IQ of less than 70), significant impairment of social or adaptive functioning, and onset in childhood.
The amount of everyday support a person with a learning disability needs will depend mostly on the severity of the disability. It is important to treat each person as an individual, with specific strengths and abilities as well as needs, and a broad and detailed assessment may be needed.
This guideline covers the recommended care and shared care provided or commissioned by health and social care, in the care setting in which the person lives.
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