Overview of Intellectual Disability Care
Objectives: Define intellectual disability and identify common causes. Determine baseline functioning for an older adult with intellectual disability. Recognize changes that may occur in older adults with intellectual disability.
Description: This class will provide an introduction to caring for adults with intellectual disabilities. Caregivers will learn to identify common causes of intellectual disability. They will also learn to assess baseline functioning of an older adult with intellectual disability. Caregivers will also learn how to recognize changes in clients with intellectual disability and determine possible reasons for those changes.