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Learning Disabilities

Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

6.9 Female, Single, 14 yrs or under, Maladjusted child, May 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/6
Scope and Contents

"Does her letters upside down and backwards."

Siblings: 6.8, 6.10, 6.11 Father: 6.7

Dates: Other: May 1947

3.18 Female, Single, 14 yrs and under, Dull and backward, June 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/3
Scope and Contents

"Dull girl, just like her sister. They both make mistakes like writing "on" for "no" etc. Referred to clinic but did not come."

Relatives in survey: Father 3.19, sister 3.17

Dates: Other: June 1947

40.74 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Dull and backward, July 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/38
Scope and Contents

"IQ 77, reads SAW for WAS and 86 for 68. Now an apprentice builder. Father, ex-army, sensible, foreman. Mother, sensible, aged 35. One sibling. Nice people, good housing conditions. Nurse says mother absolutely spoilt him. PC thinks he is all right to speak to."

Dates: Other: July 1947

31.151 Male, Single, 14 yrs and under, Undiagnosed, September 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/30
Scope and Contents

"Backward, writes beautifully but it all means nothing - writes the same collection of letters as answer to every question. Better verbally. From a good home, well looked after."

Dates: Other: September 1947

Letter T, 1986 - 1990s

Identifier: LHB7/8/94/18
Scope and Contents Contains: Co-operation In Training – Report of Joint Working Group on Training for Staff Working with Mentally Handicapped People, 1982; Challenging Complacency in National Health Service training, 1986; Examination of Access to Further Educational Opportunities for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Impaired Hearing Resident in Three Lothian Hospitals, Stevenson College, 1990s; The Way Ahead – Career Pathways for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors, 1988; Determining Nursing...
Dates: 1986 - 1990s