According to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), around one in five Americans have some kind of learning disability. This includes anything from ADHD and autism to dyslexia or non-verbal learning difficulties. When we look at adults, this translates to 15% of the adult American population— and that’s not counting people who may have undiagnosed disabilities.
The number of cases of people with learning disabilities like these has risen sharply over the last decade. This growth is expected to continue as more is learned about these disabilities and how to diagnose them.
Help for children and adults with learning disabilities
Parents with children that live with a learning disability know first-hand the challenges that come with these conditions. Difficulties keeping up in school and making new friends are common. Many parents take on these struggles and share in their child’s emotional stress and frustration caused by a learning disability.
If this sounds familiar, it’s important to remember that there is more help than ever for families and individuals who need support! For example, hiring a personal care attendant can be a smart way to give your child the extra help they need, and you the time to take a break. They can also be a great help for adults with learning disabilities who want to gain some independence from their families.
Personal care attendants can be trained to provide ADHD and autism home support services for children with learning disabilities. PCA services benefit those living with learning disabilities by:
- Ensuring that the recipient of care remains safe
- Scheduling a predictable daily routine
- Assisting with schoolwork through tutoring and homework help for children, or for further education or career assistance in adults
- Providing help with diet and exercise needs
- Offering companionship and support
- Assisting adults in building an independent life
How to access support for adults with learning disabilities
Best Care serves personal care assistants that provide ADHD and autism home support services by facilitating administrative tasks and providing valuable resources. We also help family caregivers find out how to get paid for taking care of a family member.
Contact Best Care
If you or someone you know is caring for a child with a learning disability, contact us today! Our professional staff will answer any home care questions you may have and explain the benefits of in-home supportive services for individuals living with learning disabilities.