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Cognitive Deficits (cont.)

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A variety of therapists and services, including nursing services, occupational therapy, physical therapy, the use of adaptive equipment, speech-language therapy, nutritional counseling, audiology services, psychological intervention, recreation therapy, and social work services, can be used to treat the associated impairments sometimes seen with cognitive disabilities. Regular and special education teachers provide educational services. As adolescents and adults, individuals with cognitive disabilities may require employment services and work/vocational programs; access to social, recreational, and leisure activities (for example, Special Olympics); skills training; and assisted living services.

Some of these services might be provided as a medical benefit or through the school system if an educational need is determined.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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