National Olympics : About Intellectual Disabilities

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“Intellectual disabilities is a term used to describe a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care; these limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently” (“Special olympics: About intellectual disabilities”, 2016.). As health care professionals, we reach out to individuals of all populations, which include individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID). Individuals with ID have “learning limitations”, therefore our teaching strategies have to be altered to accommodate these limitations (“Special olympics: About intellectual disabilities”, 2016.). The age of the population participating in the Special Olympics is ages eight and up, with two thirds of the athletes being eighteen plus (“Special olympics: The athletes”, 2016.). Due to the wide age variety, it is important to have information simple and direct to accommodate those of all ages. When designing educational materials on smoking prevention and cessation, it is beneficial to be visual when providing the information and to be interactive with the population. The goal of this presentation is that the athletes understand the effects and consequences of tobacco use and use this knowledge to avoid smoking or discontinue smoking.
The three domains of learning are domains in which learning occurs; these three domains are: cognitive, affective and psychomotor (Potter & Perry, 2014). To guide our

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