Mental Retardation Services

Services For Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disability

1. Assessment

  • Malins intelligence scale for Indian children (MISIC)
  • Binet Kamat test of intelligence (BKT)
  • Raven’s Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM)
  • The Childhood Autism Rating Scale.(CARS)
  • Vineland Social Maturity Rating Scale (VSMS)

2. Treatment By Medication

There are no medication to improve the intelligence factors. However. a doctor may use medication to treat some symptoms that are common with Mental Retardation such as

  • Aggression
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention problems
  • Anxiety and depression

3. Treatment By Counseling

  • Family therapy – Psychoeducating family about mental retardation, its effects and providing support to the family helps in countering expressed emotions.
  • Social skills training – helping patients learn adequate social skills.
  • Behavior therapy – targeted at managing aggression maintaining regular schedules etc