DEMYSTIFYING THE CAPABILITIES OF THE COGNITIVE IMPAIRED IN GHANA

Tabitha Harriet Deh

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Most people here in Ghana still perceive the special needs especially those who have intellectual disabilities as punishment from the gods, abomination or curses associated with spiritual and societal misfortunes. Clinical psychology has expanded its tentacles extensively in all human endeavors to encourage people to amend their lives in order to ensure healthy human development. Yet the mysteries surrounding the cognitive in Ghana have barely changed. In this research, the fusing of concepts in clinical psychology, neuroscience which encourages the use of the right hemisphere or the artistic brain and the expressive arts has introduced us to other alternatives for the special needs in Ghana. This paper reveals how artistic dynamics can harnesses several theories into a cohesive holistic approach for the cognitive impaired in Ghana.

 

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capabilities, intellectual disabilities, cognitive impaired, Ghana

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