Have you heard anyone use the word “retard”? Few people still use mental retardation to describe someone else who finds it hard to learn and adapt. It is an obsolete term that may create stigma for people who have a form of intellectual disability. Besides, it may sound offensive, especially if your child has the condition.
Some people also generalise a condition as an intellectual disability, even if it is autism. The line between autism and intellectual disability remains blurry. Medical professionals often can’t tell apart the two conditions and come up with a misdiagnosis. It can lead to interventions that do not match the condition.
To clarify if your child has autism or an intellectual disability, talk to us at Tomatis® Australia tomatis.com.au/contact-us/.
Let’s tread the fine line between autism and intellectual disability to grasp a better understanding of the two conditions:
- What is intellectual disability?
- What is autism?
- How is autism related to intellectual disability?
- How are autism and intellectual disability diagnosed?
- What are interventions for autism and intellectual disability?
- Can the Tomatis® Method help your child with autism and intellectual disability?