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teaching strategies for children with mental retardation

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience 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 49-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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: It really depends on the severity of the condition. Some kids do great at home. Some kids have more severe conditions that overwhelm the parent's abil ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Nearly all gone: Separate institutions for mentally retarded (or seriously mentally ill) individuals have nearly vanished in the U.S. Those with mr have quite differe ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: "mental retardation" is a catch-all term. Folks who are mentally disabled span a huge range of intellectual ability. Some may be more than able to car ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Intellectual Disa-: bility = a significant impairment in cognitive & adaptive functioning that began before 18. IQ, measured by tests of ability to think abstractly, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
IQ measure: Mental retardation only reflects points in a scale of intelligency, determined through standarized tests. Autism, on the other hand, is a set of typic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
No cure, but help.: Mental retardation, now referred to as intellectual disability, is defined as having an iq of less than 70 and also experiencing difficulty in social ... Read More

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