Table 4: Putting it all together.
|Above average||Good||Very good.||Standard care.|
|Above average||Limited||Fair. Likely to ignore treatment plan if it does not
meet his/her wishes. May have narcissistic traits.
|Short term interventions.
Follow-up appointments to discuss concerns within days or weeks.
Provide advice that can be experienced as attentive to their needs.
|Average||Good||Good, with support from others.||Give visual or easy to read information about illness and treatment.|
|Average||Limited (due to isolated deficits in cognition that lead to
frequent misunderstanding of information)
|Fair, due to executive function and social cognition deficits.||Involve significant others and family when possible.
Make use of reminders by staff sending texts or emails every few days.
|Learning weakness Below average||Limited (due to deficits in social cognition)||Poor will require significant support from others with better cognitive abilities.||Use short term interventions and repeat back of information.
Follow-up with reminders of treatment recommendations by staff sending texts or emails every few days.
|Intellectual disability||Limited||Limited and will need significant support.||Will need responsible parties with good cognition and cognitive flexibility.|