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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Changing values

Changing values

An understanding of the nature of intellectual disability is essential for health care professionals, who are required to support equal access to their services...

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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

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...

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Family

Family

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...

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Life stages

Life stages

Life stages create changing demands and roles over time. The developmental transitions and related service responses, from infancy to childhood to adolescence, ...

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Physical health

Physical health

This section contains articles about various physical conditions and illnesses, and their implications for people with intellectual disabilities....

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Mental health

Mental health

This section contains a range of articles on different aspects of the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities....

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How to

How to

This section provides practical advice about relevant clinical skills. Most advice is written, but pictures also feature, including some from the Books Beyond W...

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General information

General information

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