Children With Developmental Challenges 3(2+1)

Lesson 30 : Severe/Multiple Disabilities in Children


People with severe disabilities are those who traditionally have been labelled as having severe to profound cognitive impairments or mental retardation. The greater the severity or impact on an individual, there is a greater likelihood for increased need for supports. Often, individuals with a severe disability require ongoing, extensive support in more than one major life activity in order to enjoy the quality of life available to people with fewer or no disabilities and to participate in integrated community settings. They may also have additional significant disabilities, including movement difficulties, sensory losses, and/or behavior problems.


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