Archive | March, 2011

FAQ on Intellectual Disability

WHAT IS AN INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY? Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. IS INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY THE SAME AS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY? Not exactly. Developmental […]

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative/alternative communication systems (AAC) involve the use of personalized methods or devices to supplement a person’s ability to communicate. There are many types and methods of AAC and most individuals use a combination of systems/devices depending on the communication situation. Unaided AAC systems are those that require no additional pieces of equipment. These include manual […]

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