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Overcoming challenges: Language

In this video, we looked at some guidelines for communicating effectively with people with an intellectual disability. Thinking about these best practice guidelines, we’d like you to look at the …

Next week: Doing a health assessment

Well done on completing Week 2. You should now know more about the difficulties people with intellectual disabilities can face while communicating. You have learned about building rapport, about using …

Overcoming health disparity

As you have learned from this week’s videos, people with intellectual disability experience more health inequalities and inequities than their non-disabled peers. How can we, as healthcare professionals, help people …

Case Study: Mary

In the previous step, we learned about making reasonable adjustment to our communication style to support people with intellectual disability in clinical practice. Consider the following fictional scenario and answer …

Scenario: Anxiety and health assessments

This video was developed with and acted by people with an intellectual disability. It represents the results from the IDS-TILDA study, which told us that almost 20% of older adults …

Healthcare disparity and challenges

In this video, we explored the health disparities and challenges that people with an intellectual disability face when attending healthcare appointments. We’d like you to think for a moment about …

Introducing reasonable adjustment

One of the main concepts that underpins policies relating to intellectual disability is ‘reasonable adjustment’. Reasonable adjustment describes the measures that can be taken to reduce the disadvantage experienced by …

Similarities and differences in health conditions

As we have explored in the video, people with an intellectual disability have differences in their health conditions compared to the general population. McCallion, P. et al (2013) Thinking about …

Circles of support

In our last step, we have seen the changes that have taken place in how society treats people with intellectual disabilities. Health service staff, however, must gain an understanding about …

Next week: Communication

We’ve now reached the end of Week 1, and thanks for all your comments and input into the course. Week 2 is all about communication. You will: Learn about the …

Case Study: Peter

Each week, we will be asking you to reflect on a case study, and share your thoughts in the comment section below. The case study will be related to what …