People with a learning disability have fewer chances to take part in leisure activities or socialise with their peers, and so may have fewer friends. Research shows that children and teenagers with a learning disability partake in fewer activities and participate less frequently than their peers without a learning disability. They also tend to have fewer friends (Solish et al., 2010; Taheri et al., 2016).
With lockdown increasing isolation and anxieties for many children and families, as part of Learning Disabilities Week 2020, we spoke to Samantha Hadley, Senior Operations
Manager for the Child Brain Injury Rehabilitation Service (CBIRS) and Learning Disabilities Nurse with over 30 years’ experience. In our Q&A Samantha speaks about the challenges children and families face and some tip tips for getting through lockdown.
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