iPads helping mental health for people with intellectual disability

Having an intellectual disability might mean you see the world a bit differently to other people. Social situations can be harder to navigate and day-to-day tasks can be hard.

On top of these challenges, up 50% of people with an intellectual disability will have a mental health issue as well.

So what can we do to make sure people with intellectual disabilities are getting the mental health help they need?

To find out, Ninah Kopel spoke with Dr Lynette Roberts, a clinical psychologist and researcher in mental health at the University of Technology Sydney. She started off by explaining exactly what an intellectual disability is.

Image: Sander Spolspoel on Flickr.

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