Unit 201 Essay

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Unit 4222-245 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities (LD 201) OUTCOME 1 Understand the legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities. 1.1. Identify four legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990; Disability Discrimination Act 2005; Equality Act 2010; Disability Equality Duty 2006. Procedures and Polices of the organisational kind are; Department of Health 2001. 1.2. Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals…show more content…
2.2. State the approximate proportion of individuals with a learning disability for whom the cause is ‘not known’ Approximately 5% of all public school students are identified as having a learning disability this is not a single disorder, but includes disabilities in any of seven areas, these relate to reading, language, and mathematics. These separate types of learning 2.3. Describe the possible impact on a family of having a member with a learning disability. The impacts will likely depend on the type of condition and severity, as well as the physical, emotional, and financial wherewithal of the family and the resources that are available. For parents, having a disabled child may increase stress, take a toll on mental and physical health, make it difficult to find appropriate and affordable child care, and affect decisions about work, education/training, having additional children, and relying on public support. It may be associated with guilt, blame, or reduced self-esteem. It may divert attention from other aspects of family functioning. Outcome 3 Understand the historical context of learning disability. 3.1. Explain the types of services that have been provided for individuals with learning disabilities over time Prior to the Community Care Act 1990 adults and children with learning disabilities were cared for in large institutions where their basic needs were met but there

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