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Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of themselves, and social skills.


These limitations cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than a typical child. Children with intellectual disabilities may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal needs such as dressing or eating.


They are likely to have trouble learning in school. They will learn, but it will take them longer. There may be some things they cannot learn. It's important to provide support and understanding to help them lead a fulfilling life.

What is Intellectual disability? 

Low muscle tone

Present with low muscle tone

Cerebral Palsy Drooling

Can affect eating and speaking

cerebral palsy vision

Can affect the eyes and vision 

Learning problems

50% children with learning disability

Cerebral Palsy Hearing loss

Can affect hearing and listening 

Autism Irritable behaviour

Irritable/meltdowns/   behaviour problems

Geniuslane doctor

Intellectual Disability diagnosis process at Geniuslane


We accept referrals directly from Parents. All children have a Neurodevelopmental assessment by the Paediatrician with expertise in Neurodisability. This sixty-minute assessment confirms further investigation and if the child needs an Intellectual Disability Diagnosis pathway. We follow the NICE guidance and the Paediatrician will review for brain injury, genetic, Sleep difficulties, development, behaviour, Play and daily activities


We use all the information to confirm the diagnosis.  Associated problems with vision, hearing, Epilepsy, development, learning and behaviour is evaluated.  


Parents, Carer as well and the school are provided with a digital platform with Intellectual disability assessment information.

Further investigation such as an MRI brain, Genetics or EEG can be arranged.
This is part of the final diagnosis algorithm.


We provide a comprehensive report with information from Step 1,2,3. If the diagnosis is confirmed the parents get instant access to our unique Parents understanding course which empowers them with unique strategies.


They can enrol for our Early intervention program and BEST assessment. 

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