Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. – Albert Einstein
Sometimes unfortunately a child’s brain has not developed properly or has been injured in some way due to some reason. In such cases their brains may not function with the normal range of both intellectual and adaptive functioning. Based on the severity it may be classified as mild, moderate, severe or profound. This condition involves both a low IQ as well as problems adjusting to everyday life. There may also be associated learning, speech, behavioral, social and physical disabilities. Sometimes people in this category are often physically impaired, have hearing loss, are nonverbal, or have a physical disability. These children find it extremely difficult to adjust to normal schools. For every child with such disability the schools and its team of doctor and health professionals should conduct interviews, observation of the child and carry out standard test for assessing the severity. Once assessed the child’s Individualized Education Program and treatment should be derived by a psychologist, speech pathologist, social worker, pediatric neurologist, developmental pediatrician, behavioral therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist etc. Remember that the main goal of treatment is to help the child reach their full potential in terms of, education, social skills and other life skills.
The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit. – Jim Rohn