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Diagnosing learning difficulties

Dan2019 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2021 in Autism and neurodiversity
Hi I am 25 year old man who was moderate learning difficulties how would I go about getting diagnosed.


  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi @Dan2019

    A very warm welcome.

    You could ask for a copy of your medical records from your GP, they might hold something.

    To get a clear view about any LD, you would need to ask your GP for a referral to a LD clinical psychologist, there a number of simple tests that can be carried out.

    The main one would be a formal IQ test.

    I went through this process with a family member a few years ago and was of great assistance.

    Let us know if we can help further.
  • Ails
    Ails Community member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Dan2019 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 10,600 Scope online community team
    Great to have you with us @Dan2019. I hope Atlas has been able to help you, but please let us know if you need anymore advice.
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