Caring for the Developmentally Disabled Adult

Course Provider: NetCE
Learning Objectives:
  • 1.Define intellectual disability, mental retardation, and developmental disability.
  • 2.Cite specific barriers in providing optimal health care to the developmentally disabled.
  • 3.Discuss health conditions that commonly occur with specific types of developmental disabilities.
  • 4.Explain mental health problems that may occur in mental retardation.
  • 5.Identify pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to treating mental health issues in those who are developmentally disabled.
  • 6.Discuss approaches to providing quality care to the developmentally disabled, including techniques for working with families and caregivers.