Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect cognitive abilities, communication, social skills, and adaptive behaviors. These disabilities can be present from birth or develop during childhood, and they may have various causes, including genetic factors, environmental exposures, or brain injuries. As a caregiver for individuals with IDD, it is essential to understand the unique challenges they face and learn effective strategies to support their growth, development, and overall well-being. This course aims to provide caregivers with the necessary background knowledge and practical skills for working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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  • Lessons: 7
  • Number of tests: 3
  • Hours: 1.0 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 145
What you will learn
  • Common types of IDD and their characteristics
  • Strategies to support individuals with IDD in daily living
  • Communication techniques for individuals with IDD
  • Understanding and managing challenging behaviors
  • Collaborating with interdisciplinary teams for the care of individuals with IDD
  • Resources for caregivers and families of individuals with IDD


    • Understanding Intellectual Developmental DisabilitiesUnderstanding Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
    • 3 mins
    • Types and Characteristics of IDDTypes and Characteristics of IDD
    • 4 mins
    • Providing Personal CareProviding Personal Care
    • 7 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Establishing RoutinesEstablishing Routines
    • 9 mins
    • Managing Challenging BehaviorsManaging Challenging Behaviors
    • 6 mins
    • Helping them Meet the Human Needs for Love and AffectionHelping them Meet the Human Needs for Love and Affection
    • 6 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Resources for Caregivers and FamiliesResources for Caregivers and Families
    • 7 mins
    • Exam- Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Exam- Intellectual Developmental Disabilities
    • 15 mins

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