By working with individuals who are intellectually disabled, you are helping someone with special needs to conquer the daily challenges life can throw their way. You can celebrate their successes and help them through the difficult times.
How does an intellectual disability affect a person’s life?
Intellectual disability (or ID) is a term used when a person has certain limitations in cognitive functioning and skills, including communication, social and self-care skills. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently than a typically developing child.
Is anger a disability?
For some people, anger is caused by an underlying disorder, such as alcoholism or depression. Anger itself isn’t considered a disorder, but anger is a known symptom of several mental health conditions.
What happens when we are frustrated?
Frustration is an emotion that occurs in situations where a person is blocked from reaching a desired outcome. However, when it results in anger, irritability, stress, resentment, depression, or a spiral downward where we have a feeling of resignation or giving up, frustration can be destructive.
How can I overcome frustration in my life?
Overcoming Frustration and Anger
- Talking with someone you trust. Talking may help you become more clear about what you are feeling.
- Talking out loud to yourself.
- Writing about your feelings.
- Recognizing things that you cannot change.
- Making changes to help reduce your anger and frustration.
What does it mean when someone is frustrated?
Frustrated is an adjective that describes feeling disappointed and unsuccessful. If you are constantly frustrated, it can build up into anger or bitterness. People sometimes need to vent, or express themselves, when they are very frustrated, in order to let it go.
How can emotions be managed?
Here are some pointers to get you started.
- Take a look at the impact of your emotions. Intense emotions aren’t all bad.
- Aim for regulation, not repression.
- Identify what you’re feeling.
- Accept your emotions — all of them.
- Keep a mood journal.
- Take a deep breath.
- Know when to express yourself.
- Give yourself some space.
Why is controlling your emotions important?
Recognising your emotions and learning to manage them is one of the most important skills you can have. In fact people who are good at noticing how they feel and can calm themselves down or adjust their behaviour are more likely to do well in life, have healthy relationships and manage difficulties and set backs.