In addition, we often also incorporate training to parent/caregivers so that they can manage their intellectually disabled child more effectively.
Intellectual Ability refers to a child’s capacity to carry out different tasks. An intellectual ability test is usually required for all diagnosis and academic/education planning.
A person diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability learns more slowly than other individuals of the same age.
Intellectually disabled individuals also typically face difficulty learning skills that are needed to live and work in the community on a daily basis such as communication, self-care, social and personal safety needs. These challenges faced by the intellectually disabled are due to their limited reasoning skills (thought-related processing).
Intellectual disability is commonly associated with children suffering from Down syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, amongst others.