Working with clients that have a moderate intellectual disability (MID).
The signs of an intellectual disability are not strictly the same from person to person. They can display different physical and cognitive traits from developmental delay through to traumatic brain injury.
This is why it’s important to identify the intellectual capability of a client to help them achieve their employment goals.
The WAIS-IV test helps to identify the areas that a client with an intellectual disability may either struggle to do or be unable to do altogether.
This test has four key focus areas:
Identifying a client’s intellectual capability can assist with ensuring they are placed into suitable and sustainable employment that is in line with their intellectual and cognitive capabilities.
A Moderate Intellectual Disability Payment (MIDP) can be claimed for clients with an assessed Moderate Intellectual Disability participating in DES-ESS.
Below are a few possible signs that may indicate a WAIS-IV test may be required.
Your client may present difficulty with some of the following: