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Can a Person with Childhood Disabilities be Helped as an Adult?

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A cousin of mine, who is 20 years old girl is mentally challenged from her childhood, it is so irritating, she used to irritate the whole family. Although she is 20 years old but she used to behave like a 10 or 12 year girl. What to do with her?

Is there is any treatment which can treat her / help her to became a normal person?

Can a Person with Childhood Disabilities be Helped as an Adult?

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People with intellectual disabilities can lead a very productive social and work life with the proper guidance. I encourage you to bring her to the family physician for an evaluation as to best meet her needs. Her school can also help.

I am the coauthor of the American Psychological Association’s first book on psychotherapy for people with intellectual disabilities. If you would like to learn more about it you may click here.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Can a Person with Childhood Disabilities be Helped as an Adult?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2018). Can a Person with Childhood Disabilities be Helped as an Adult?. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 19, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/10/14/can-a-person-with-childhood-disabilities-be-helped-as-an-adult/
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