Intellectual Disability (ID) (formerly called Mental Retardation- MR) is the most common developmental disability.
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Behavioral Traits of an ID/MR affected child.
Intellectual Disorder (ID) is characterized by below-average intelligence or mental ability and a lack of skills necessary for day-to-day living. Someone with ID has difficulties in 2 areas:
Intellectual Function- Ability to learn, problem solving, decision making, etc
Adaptive Behavior - skills necessary for day-to-day life, like communication, eating, bathing, etc.
Therapies under ID/MR Clinic
Self-care (e.g., grooming, dressing, feeding, bathing);
Employment activities and skills;
Leisure activities (e.g., knitting, playing games);
Domestic activities (e.g., cooking, cleaning, laundry).
Improves communication skills;
Improves receptive and expressive languages skills;
Improves speech articulation;
Enhances quality of life by maximizing mobility and self-locomotion;
Provides adaptive solutions to mobility problems;
Increases sensory integration
Training the parents how to handle the mentally retarded child
The group atmosphere is conducive to safe practice of the technique relating to peers and friends.
It provides individual members with models and examples for better adjustment.
Recreates a sense of safety, we feeling and togetherness.
What is our Approach to Intellectual Disability?
Margdarsi, the leading organization in the state, has a single hearted goal to eliminate the agony of the people with disabilities. We understand measure & study a child’s behavior and then put forward the best treatment. The early intervention is always suggested to curb the effects of ID.
Though there are many signs of ID, many might be visible during infancy; others may not be noticeable
until a child reaches school. These signs are generally based on severity which ranges from mild to moderate & severe.
Some common signs that a child with ID displays can include rolling over, crawling or walking late,
having trouble in talking, slow in learning basic daily activities, forgetful, behavioral problems. The
children having severe ID can even have problems like seizures, mood disorders (anxiety, autism, etc.),
motor skills impairment, vision problems, or hearing problems.
Though it is believed that there is no cure for ID, but correct treatments can help in learning to do many day-to-day tasks & also curtailing its effects. Margdarsi has been serving people with disabilities since its incorporation with comprehensive treatment for the people with all kinds of disorders. Our level of treatment depends upon the severity of the retardation. The mildly retarded child may need less support or assistance to live independently or perform different tasks.
In our Psychotherapy, the therapist plays an active role in helping the patient improve his or her social
functioning and coping skill. Apart from psychotherapy, margdarsi, also extends other therapeutic
services to improve a person’s adaptive behavioral skills. After a thorough study & analysis our experts chooses the best treatment.
What is Intellectual Disability Therapy?
Intellectual Disability (ID) (formerly called Mental Retardation- MR) is the most common developmental
disability. Nearly 10 million cases are found in India every year out of which more than 24% are children
between the age group of 0-12. Only 1% of this population has access to proper care, support & school. India being a developing nation still struggles to have some fine institutions which can help to cater the needs of the people having ID. In India, the majority of people with mental retardation have traditionally been cared for by their families which have resulted in many adverse consequences.