Intellectual Disability (ID)

Intellectual Disability (ID)

Intellectual disability formerly known as mental retardation is characterized by below average intelligence, which is a decline in mental ability and lack of skills required for daily life functioning, which results in problems in adjusting to everyday life and activities including learning, speech, social and physical disabilities. People with ID can learn and perform new skills but they learn it very slowly. There are four levels of intellectual disability, varying from mild, moderate, severe and profound. Individuals with intellectual disability have limitations in two major areas:

  • Intellectual Functioning: Individuals finds difficulty in learning, reasoning, decision making and problem solving.
  • Adaptive Behaviors: Problems in communicating effectively, interacting with others, and taking care of oneself.

Symptoms of Intellectual Disability

  • Lacks Curiosity.
  • Low Self-Esteem.
  • Difficulty Learning.
  • Problems in Memory.
  • Unable to Think Logically.
  • Difficulty paying Attention.
  • Failure to meet Intellectual Milestone.
  • Lacks the Understanding of the Consequences of Actions.
  • Finds Difficulty Leading an Independent life due to Problems in Adaptive Behaviors.

Intellectual Disability Treatment

Pharmacotherapy, Psychotherapy, Insight oriented Psycho-education, Behavior Therapy, Relaxation Techniques, Social Skills Training, Social and Self Support group.

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