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Physician's Quick Guide for Using the NTG-EDSD

Physician's Quick Guide for Using the NTG-EDSD

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A new informative NTG-EDSD guidesheet is now available for primary care physicians who may be seeing an adult with an intellectual disability with possible cognitive decline. The guide explains what the NTG-EDSD is and what information it contains.

How to use the quick guide?

• The NTG-EDSD is designed to help a clinician be informed about changes his/her patient may be experiencing.

• As an agency staff or family member you should complete the NTG-EDSD based on your knowledge and observations of an adult with an intellectual disability.

• Bring the NTG-EDSD with you to the medical visit and also give the examiner the Quick Guide.

• Be prepared to have some questions and discuss your notations on the NTG-EDSD with the examiner.

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