Julia Case Study Essay

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Case Study Assignment - Case 1 (Julia) Overview of Assessment Having a psychologist conduct both a cognitive (IQ) and adaptive assessment for your daughter Julia will provide everyone with more information about whether your daughter does or does not actually have an intellectual disability. A large portion of the criteria for cognitive and/or intellectual disabilities (CIDs) generally includes the presence of intelligence and adaptive behaviour deficits (Richards, Brady & Taylor, 2015). The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities indeed requires an adaptive behaviour deficit to diagnose a CID (Richards, Brady & Taylor, 2015). To ensure that these assessments are valid and reliable it is important for you to check that trained individuals are…show more content…
You two, as Julia’s parents, should continue to help Julia improve upon her social interaction skills and her adaptive behaviour. Continue to stress upon using behavioural supports not only in the school setting so that Julia learns to be less aggressive with her peers but also at home so that Julia learns to do so with her siblings. Challenges in Adulthood Things that define adulthood in Western culture include being independent, autonomy, as well as physical/emotional separation from parents (Richards, Brady & Taylor, 2015). Individuals with CIDs will face numerous challenges when they reach (as well as during) adulthood. Individuals with CIDs can and do become parents themselves. However, it is not always easy for them to do so. It is more difficult for individuals with CIDs to move out due to poor employment and fewer living arrangement options (Richards, Brady & Taylor,
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