Overcoming Challenges When Treating Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Course Description

Course Description:

Adults with developmental disabilities are a challenging population in the rehab world. They typically have deficits in sensory motor, visual perceptual and communication skills that impact every aspect of daily living and present with maladaptive behaviors such as agitation or self injury which impacts safety and learning functional skills.

This premium Seminar-on-Demand course provides insight on the impairments associated with the most common types of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and introduces assessments and interventions that promote engagement, skill development and quality of life. In-depth case studies, photographs and videos are provided to enhance the learning experience. The information gained from this course is invaluable for therapists who provide consultation or direct  services either in residential or adult day programs.  The course concludes with an examination of the special needs of individuals ranging in age from adolescence to geriatric, including those with dementia, visual impairments and the deaf-blind population.

This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 4
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate