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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153-155

A Psychological Approach on Acceptance and Understanding of Cerebral Palsy and Intellectual Disability


1 Scholar- Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam- Institute for Home-Science and Higher Education for Women, Mettupalayam Road Coimbatore, India
2 Professor and Head-Department of Psychology, Avinashilingam- Institute for Home-Science and Higher Education for Women, Mettupalayam Road Coimbatore, India

Correspondence Address:
Blessy Ann Varughese
Avinashilingam- Institute for Home-Science and Higher Education for Women, Mettupalayam Road Coimbatore- 641-043
India
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The objective of this article is to recognize psychological problems and developmental needs of children with the combination of cerebral palsy and intellectual disability. Their families also need to be aware of their individual necessities in order to provide them with psychological help without disturbing them. It addresses all areas of functioning of such adolescents with regard to their teachers and their families, the coping mechanisms and the process of adjustment. It highlights the importance of acceptance and understanding of disability and the diverse consequences that affect every individual adolescent with respect to the self-dependent life, establishing social roles and adaptation to the characteristics of the environment in which affected people are living. It gives an insight on the strategies for handling these adolescents for a positive and smooth psychological growth.


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