Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability (ID) is described as an impairment in the development of an individual’s adaptive skills in conjunction with a delay in cognitive (intellectual) development. ¬†Adaptive skills are developmental abilities that allow an individual to interact effectively with their environment and to meet their own needs independently.

Individuals with ID frequently present with language delays as well as academic challenges. ¬†Assessment for ID typically involves an evaluation of the child’s adaptive, cognitive, and academic development. ¬†Individuals with ID may also experience mental health difficulties, and so we encourage an examination of the child’s potential depression or anxiety to ensure that supports can be recommended.

For more information about assessment for ID or to speak with our team about undertaking an assessment, please email us at info@inspirechildpsychology.ca.