Intellectual Disability (Revised)



This ebooklet provides a brief overview of intellectual disability and a wide range of strategies teachers and other school professionals can use to assist the child in the classroom. Relevant strategies can also be easily adapted to be included in student’s Individual Learning Plans and in the recommendations section of psychologist’s reports. 

These strategies are designed for use with students in primary and junior secondary schools.

  • General strategies
  • Working with a teachers aide and others in the classroom
  • General classroom strategies
  • Giving instructions
  • Make reasonable adjustments to the curriculum
  • Assessment strategies
  • Homework
  • Teach social skills
  • Behaviour support for challenging behaviours
  • Daily living skills
  • Help for parents
  • Resources