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Identifying Intellectual Disability

Identifying intellectual disabilities involves careful observation and assessment. Here at disAbility Maternity Care, we’re proud to offer people who need it most, the tools and resources to understand this condition and help their loved ones. In order to start identifying intellectual disability, there are techniques you can benefit from:

● Consider developmental milestones; significant delays in language, motor skills, or socialisation can be indicative.

● Assess cognitive abilities through standardised tests.
● Look for adaptive functioning deficits in daily tasks, such as self-care and communication.
● Observe social and emotional behaviour, as individuals with intellectual disabilities may struggle with relationships and exhibit inappropriate behaviours.
● Early intervention and tailored support are crucial for individuals with intellectual disabilities to thrive.

Supporting Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Parenthood

Identifying intellectual disabilities is a crucial aspect of maternal care, and reliable resources are essential for expectant parents. disAbility Maternity Care recognises the importance of supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities during their journey to parenthood. Understanding the unique needs of this population is vital when seeking to identify intellectual disabilities in children or planning for a family. From guidance on accessible prenatal care to adaptive parenting techniques and connecting with a supportive community, our resources help individuals confidently make informed decisions throughout their parenting journey.

Identifying Intellectual Disability: Support and Resources at disAbility Maternity Care

At disAbility Maternity Care you’ll find a wide array of articles, videos, webinars, and personalised support coordination for NDIS participants interested in identifying intellectual disability. We’re here to help parents have the knowledge and resources needed to recognise and address intellectual disabilities in their children. Our commitment when helping you when you’re looking for ways to successfully start identifying intellectual disability is to provide a supportive network and a wealth of disability parenting resources, making the path to parenthood more manageable for all. Visit our website today to access the information and support awaiting you on this extraordinary journey.

As parents, knowing you are not alone helps you to get through those challenging times. Sharing stories also helps us feel connected. If you would like to contribute a story, please contact us here.

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Identifying Intellectual Disability

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