Communicating with people with a learning disability


Audience: healthcare professionals, young people, children, parents

This guide is designed to provide a brief introduction to communication, and the problems faced by someone with a learning disability. It also contains tips on how you can be a better communicator, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get their message across.

It can be used to inform anyone who will come into contact with someone with a learning disability, whether in a healthcare setting or a personal relationship.

This resource was produced by Mencap, a UK charity for people with a learning disability.

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