Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
It is important to begin the dialogue about developmental and intellectual disabilities by expanding the terminology surrounding disabilities.
At this time the term disability is the current term often used to describe people that face challenges. Although, new terminology is coming forward such as various abilities and cognitively or neurological atypical that is more effective to empower people and meet life's challenges in the best way possible.
Some of the common intellectural disabilities that can be worked with in therapy include autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome disorder, neurological affective disorder, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Depending on the level of functioning many people effected by these disorders are able to develop and succeed in their goals with the help of a clinical counsellor.
There are also times when family members and support people are able to become involved in a therapeutic process involving a person with intellectual disabilities to help them best understand and meet their goals.
At other times family members and support people can find great value in working with a clinical counsellor on how to best support and care for someone with intellectual disabilities.
If you or someone you support would like to learn more about how clinical counselling could help someone with intellectural disabilities please call or email and we can see how we can help.
If you or someone you support would like to learn more about how clinical counselling could help someone with developmental disabilities please call or email and we can see how we can help.