Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Causes Intellectual Disability

Share
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
5 doctors agreed:
1

1
What causes learning disabilities?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
5 doctors agreed:
What causes learning disabilities?

LD: Ld such as dyslexia, is linked to certain genes that control how the brain developed. It is inherited. ...Read more

Dr. Carol Van der Harst
634 doctors shared insights

Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


2

2
What causes mental retardation?

What causes mental retardation?

There are several : 100's of causes of Intellectual Disability beginning with inherited mutant genes & genetic accidents that occur during egg & sperm formation; epigenetic factors like viruses that alter function but not sequence or structure of genes; teratogens like alcohol, tobacco & drugs from 3 weeks after conception till term & beyond; maternal illnesses, , etc. See pediatrics.med.nyu.edu for much more. ...Read more

3

3
What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

4

4
What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

What conditions cause delays in developmental milestones?

Many causes of delay: There can be many causes for developmental delays. Examples of this would be prematurity, genetic conditions, exposure to drugs, alcohol, lead, or maternal infections. Lack of stimulation can also lead to delays, such as infants who are left in their cribs or infant seats for hours at a time with no interaction. ...Read more

5

5
What is mental impairment vs retardation?

What is mental impairment vs retardation?

Mental: Impairment could mean mental illness impairing such abilities as cognition/reality testing/social functioning/self care. Retardation is low iq. ...Read more

6

6
What is mental impairment?

What is mental impairment?

3 functions of life: There are three major functions in life to achieve. One is build healthy relationships with our friends and family. Second is find love/partner, not necessarily a sexual relationship, but being the most important person in someone's life. And third is to find a purpose, a way to give back to the community through work or other means. Mental illness arises when one of these areas is flailing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

What kind of condition is social skills developmental delay?

Later Than Expected: Studies have shown that most kids follow a pattern of advancing skills regarding use of various interactional skills..There is a tremendous range of time, so a child may smile at someone as early as 1-2 mos.And as late as 5-6 mosand still be in the "normal" range. When these advancements are delayed, longer than the expected latest normal time, we worry about problems. ...Read more

8

8
Can IVF cause developmental disabilities?

Can IVF cause developmental disabilities?

IVF cause Disability: The research about the risks of ivf are complicated and confusing for a number of reasons. You will find studies suggesting very safe to very risky. Most of us believe that the risks are small and outweighed by the benefit of allowing couples to have their own genetic children. Also, we have mounting information that infertile women wo infertility treatments have increased risk of disability. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
What causes autism?

What causes autism?

Mostly genetic.: More and more genetic links to autism and autism spectrum disorders (asd's) are being found; there's even genetic testing available for siblings of patients with asd's to see if they have it, too. Good studies have shown there's no link to vaccines. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
10

10
What is a nonverbal learning disability?

What is a nonverbal learning disability?

Rt. hemisphere weak: Non verbal learning disability refers to weakness of skills mediated by right hemisphere of the brain. These include organization and executive function skills. People with NVLD are more dependent on left hemisphere skillls, which are language based, tend to be literal in their use of language, tend to be rigid thinkers. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
I have epilepsy does that cause nld nonverbal learning disabilities.

I have epilepsy does that cause nld nonverbal learning disabilities.

Possibly: If you epilepsy involves the right hemisphere of the brain and you have active seizure discharges coming from a focus in the right hemisphere, you may experience some symptoms of a non verbal learning disability ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Can cerebral palsy, global developmental delay and mental retardation coexist in a 6 y.O.?

Yes: All neurological problems are tips of the same iceberg, most types of brain problems have multiple manifestations, some are just more obvious than others. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

What are the differences between retardation, developmental delay and mental impairment?

Good question: Retardation indicates a low IQ and expected problems meeting milestones. Mentally retarded individuals do have developmental delay. Developmental delay can exist alone and means one is not meeting milestones on time. Pt, ot, speech are therapies than can improve developmental delay. Mental impairment is a lot of different diagnosis...Bipolar, dementia, retardation, schizophrenia, etc ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Could you explain what is psychomotor skills retardation?

Could you explain what is psychomotor skills retardation?

A sign of depression: "psychomotor retardation" refers to abnormally slowed thinking and physical movement. It is a sign of emotional depression, often when the depression is fairly severe. If there's a term "psychomotor skills retardation" i've never heard it. ...Read more

16

16
Could aspergers/high functioning autism be a type of developmental delayment?

A developmental : delay is failure to achieve a developmental milestone by the time 90% of tots do so. "DD" is used until a child can undergo formal IQ testing, ~ age 5-6 yrs. Delays in reciprocal social interaction like not waving "bye" back to someone at 10 mos. & in social communication like not pointing at desired objects at 12 mos. are early signs of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a Neurodevelopmental Disorder. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
Could chemotherapy cause learning disabilities?

Could chemotherapy cause learning disabilities?

It is possible: Certain chemotherapy medications can have long term side effects, including learning disabilities. If a child required radiation therapy of their brain as part of their treatment regimen, this can have the most drastic effect on learning. See: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lateeffects/healthprofessional/page4. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

DCD: While we do not know for sure what is causing these difficulties, research has suggested that children with DCD may have a hard time: Planning a motor task: Children with DCD may have difficulty understanding what type of action is required, such as how high you need to jump when skipping rope. Organizing movements: Children with DCD might find it hard to think through the steps involved in a mo ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Ideas? What nonprocessive conditions cause a visual field defect?

Ideas? What nonprocessive conditions cause a visual field defect?

CNS problems: Many strokes will cause a visual field defect which is stable and non-progressive although the initial loss can be devastating. Trauma to the optic nerve or the visual pathways can also do this. Most other lesions that register as a field defect are commonly progressive unless treatment is given. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What causes developmental delays?

What causes developmental delays?

Many factors: Developmental delays often just are without much possible explanation. Other times there can be predisposition because of genetics, prematurity, toxin exposure, intrauterine problems, and disease/illness. Interactions with your child of all kinds help development. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Below Average Iq (Definition)

The average score on most IQ tests is 100, and approximately 68 percent of all people score somewhere ...Read more