One of the most challenging aspects in writing about children with learning disabilities is that the term itself is problematic and continues to be debated. Within this chapter, I base my discussion on the viewpoint of the British Institute of Learning Disabilities that learning disability is when intellectual impairment impacts on a person’s overall functioning in life, limiting the opportunities available for them to fully participate in their lives. However, it needs to be clear that, first and foremost, children are children. As with all children, they will also carry a range of other characteristics and identities, such as race, religion, gender, personality and family.
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