Understanding Intellectual Disability and Health
An understanding of the nature of intellectual disability is essential for health care professionals, who are required to support equal access to their services for all disabled people. This website is an ideal learning resource for medical, nursing and other healthcare students. Everyone working in healthcare will find valuable information here, with contributions from a wide range of authors.
Although the layout of the site is undergoing an update, the content is unchanged and all the articles are still available as before.
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An understanding of the nature of intellectual disability is essential for health care professionals, who are required to support equal access to their services...Read more about changing values
The aim of this section is to describe prenatal screening procedures and tests designed to assess the functioning of children and adults. It covers not just the...Read more about diagnosis
Most people with intellectual disabilities live at home with their families. Valuing parents' views and their knowledge of their children is crucial to the effe...Read more about family
Life stages create changing demands and roles over time. The developmental transitions and related service responses, from infancy to childhood to adolescence, ...Read more about life stages
This section contains articles about various physical conditions and illnesses, and their implications for people with intellectual disabilities....Read more about physical health
This section contains a range of articles on different aspects of the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities....Read more about mental health
This section provides practical advice about relevant clinical skills. Most advice is written, but pictures also feature, including some from the Books Beyond W...Read more about how to
Find out about copyright of articles, as well as biographies of authors...Read more about general information