learning diability NVQ 3
Understand the nature and characteristics of learning disability
Explain what is meant by ‘learning disability’?
Give 3 examples of causes of learning disability
What is the cause of learning disability for some of the people you support?
What is the approx proportion of individuals with learning disability for whom the cause is ‘not known’?
Understand the historical context of learning disability
Services and attitudes towards people with learning disabilities are influenced by the model of care.
Describe key features of the medical and social models of care
Services and support for people with learning disabilities have changed significantly over time. For each of the following areas, describe 2 different types of services that have been provided, highlighting the model of care influencing them and the key changes between your examples.
Where people live
Sexual relationships and parenthood
Provision of healthcare
Use some of your examples above to explain how past ways of working may affect present services
Understand the basic principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
Explain the meaning of ‘social inclusion’
What is ‘advocacy’?
Describe different types of advocacy to illustrate your answer
Describe 3 ways to build empowerment and active participation into your everyday support for service users.
Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and