Intellectual disability (ID), also known as general learning disability, It is defined by an IQ under 70, Intellectual disability is subdivided into syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits associated with other medical and behavioural signs and symptoms are present, and non-syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits appear without other abnormalities. Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome are examples of syndromic intellectual disabilities.

 

Intellectual disability affects about 2–3% of the general population. 75 to 90 % of the affected people have mild intellectual disability. About a quarter of cases are caused by a genetic disorder, and about 5% of cases are inherited from a person’s parents. Cases of unknown cause affect about 1million people as of the 2018 census.

Play & Recreational Therapy

 

Play and Recreational therapy is based on the idea of increasing a person’s independence and ability to function through participation in creative arts, sports, adventure programs and puzzles or logic games.  It is a holistic approach to wellness.

 

 

The goal of Dewa Transition Programs is to facilitate student’s successful transition to life after high school. To achieve this goal, we develop individual transition plans, transition education and vocational training based on each student’s needs, abilities, independent living, personal interest and goals.

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Vocational Training

 

We develop customized, assessment-based vocational and transitional services with a focus on each student’s interests, abilities, independent living skills and personal goals.

 

Vocational training refers to instructional programs or courses that focus on the skills required for a particular job function or trade. In vocational training, education prepares students for specific careers, disregarding traditional, unrelated academic subjects.

 

Sometimes called Vocational Education and Training or Career and Technical Education, vocational training provides hands-on, job-specific instruction. Students typically require vocational training to prepare for different trades.

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