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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some do some don't: Most older kids and adults will be aware of their learning and performance difficulties when they have milder forms of intellectual impairment. The mo ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Holmes
Specializes in Pediatrics
One is slang: handicapped covers a whole spectrum of developmental disabilities where retarded is vulgar and no professional uses that term anymore
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
There are several : 100's of causes of Intellectual Disability beginning with inherited mutant genes & genetic accidents that occur during egg & sperm formation; ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Mental retardation i: Mental retardation is used to describe fundtioning that is significantly below someones chronologic age; e.g., someone who is 4 years old but can only ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Observation: Testing for mr is a matter of formal or informal observation of how a child is functioning compared to other children the same age. Approaches vary b ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Interesting question: As defined, retardation is a permanent level of diminished intellectual performance pared with poor performance on self help tasks. Most people affec ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Intelligence: This is actually very straight forward. A licensed psychologist can administer an iq test as well as a test of adaptive functioning such as the vinela ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Unchanged: Mr is relatively constant, partly because it is defined as a percentage of the population. One big change that has occurred over the past 10-15 years ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Several levels: Broadly, mr is divided into mild, moderate, severe, and profound, contrasting actual function to chronological age. For a 10 yo, mild mr is 5-7 yo; f ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Many possibilities: A brain can be genetically abnormal (chromosome defect).It can be genetically normal but injured by toxins(lead, alcohol).It can be injured by disease ... Read More

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