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What Mental Illnesses Am I At Risk For As A Disabled Person
Is a regular IQ test the standard specialists use to measure the intellectual ability of a mentally disabled person or is there special IQ test?
IQ testing at its: best requires individual testing using a test called the WAIS as opposed to a booklet and answer sheet. This is what Disability Boards typically require. The claimant needs to go to a doctor approved to do this by the board. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get out and have fun: Many communities have adult social centers and shuttles to get to them. Or you could look online for a local group doing something you enjoy. Once you know the members, meet up with them in a public place (carefully!). However you do it, to be social you've got to meet people, and that means getting out of the house. If you need help, find a buddy to go with you, or alternate several for backup. ...Read more
Accomodation: Depending on the type and extent of your disability, there are a number of things that can be done to modify your home to allow you to continue to live there. There are also companies that can provide home-health services to help care for you. Your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction if this is what you want. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Communication: If you are diabled, communication becomes very important. You need to tell your family what you enjoy & you need to know what they enjoy. You need to plan how your disability affects the things they enjoy a minimize & they need to plan accordingly to help you enjoy things your like to do and same for things you all like and would llike to do together. Communication is hte key. Keep lines open. ...Read more
New beginnings!: Transitions are always a tricky time in life no matter what type of "abled" you are! your school should have a team that is set up to help you with this transition. There are also typically a number of community resources available to help. Reach out of your friends and family as well to let them know how they can support you during this time of changes and new beginnings! good luck! ...Read more
Disabled but Enabled: Disability is a relative term. First define for yourself what "you" consider being disabled. Most people feel enabled when they view their supposed "disability" from a different perspective. Don't think about what you cannot do, but rather what you still can do...This is so much more empowering and often quite illuminating. Do things in a different way if you can't do them the same as before! ...Read more
Be Productive: Find something you can do through volunteerism; start a home based business. Anytime you are helping others adn making an income you will have good self-esteem. I have seen a couple of people that were born with no legs and no arms that became motivational speakers and learned to do many things for themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of ways!: On ot can help you to do the adl's (activites of daily living) that you as a disabled person need to be able to do to be as independenta as you can. They will teach you how to care for your self, you personal grooming, cooking, cleaing, toileting, and the activites you do every day. They will show you easier ways, better ways, short cuts and provide you with assistive devices to help you. ...Read more
Disabled Documents: I'm not sure you need to show potential employers anything, since this would imply discrimination on the basis of your disability and that is against federal law. If you're trying to explain your limitations because of your disability, that would seem proactive on your part and i'm sure a prospective employer would appreciate your disclosure. First be sure the job is something you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends on disabilit: Obviously this would depend on the disability . Orthopedic problems should be optimized and carefully reviewed with a physician so as not to cause further injury w exercise. Usually almost everyone can find a little something they can do. Example--swimming an alternative in people with significant joint issues in the legs because it negates weight bearing. Chk w your doctor. ...Read more
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