Students with intellectual disability are usually identified through intelligence tests and measures of adaptive behavior. The deficits in adaptive and intellectual functioning are related to conceptual, social, and practical domains. This disorder is characterized by low intellectual abilities and by poor adaptive behavior as observed and measured using standardized scales of behavior. Intellectual disability is a childhood disorder and onset has to be during the developmental period. (DSM-5, 2013)
General characteristics of individuals with intellectual disability:
Learning – Memory – Problem solving – Social skills – Planning – Abstract thinking – Judgment
Process of Change @ SKILD
- Complete Psycho-educational Assessment.
- Parent Education in the specific areas of the child’s strengths and weaknesses.
- Student Empowerment and education about his/her strengths and weaknesses.
- Teacher Partnership with SKILD professionals to implement recommendations for accommodations and modifications within the academic setting.
- Special Education Sessions for specific subject content.
- Social and life skills sessions.