intellectual disability


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intellectual disability

n.
A disorder with childhood onset that is characterized by limitations in intellectual functions, such as reasoning and learning, and difficulty carrying out the functions of daily life. Also called intellectual development disorder.

intellectual disability

1. In childhood, any learning disability or form of mental retardation.
2. In adulthood or old-age, any form of brain injury that impacts cognition; or any form of dementia.
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The Texas Attorney General's Office, which represents the state in federal death penalty appeals, and several district attorneys in counties where intellectual disability cases are in play did not return phone calls Thursday.
This cross-sectional study was conducted at the University of Gujrat (UOG), Gujrat Pakistan, from September 2015 to October 2016, and comprised children with intellectual disability and hearing loss.
The impact of a health problem that requires constant care, such as an intellectual disability, and that will extend over a lifetime, affects the family dynamics, identities and roles.
In our culture, some parents are not fully aware about the nature of problems in children due to intellectual disability and they have few negative or cultural perceptions and beliefs about it.
A Child with intellectual disability in the family may be give rise to certain concerns further leading to conflict between the spouses thus affecting their marital life.
69) Similarly, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD, formerly the American Association of Mental Retardation) defines intellectual disability as "substantial limitations in present functioning .
16) Disagreeing with the majority, Brennan argued that simply using a defendant's intellectual disability as a mitigating factor in sentencing was insufficient to satisfy the constitutional protections of the Eighth Amendment.
Children suffering from intellectual disability are considered a burden by their family members.
Using behavioral checklist and based on assessment report an individualized educational program for behavioral modification of each child with intellectual disability was made.
While we know intellectual disability can be caused by events such as extreme premature birth, birth injury or brain infections, research has found that minor chromosomal anomalies - known as copy number variations (CNV) - are strongly asso N -ciated with children with an intellectual disability.
Washington, April 1 ( ANI ): Researchers have found two new genes linked to intellectual disability.
Within the province of Ontario approximately 50% of students with an intellectual disability (ID) spend all or part of their day in segregated settings (Bennett, Dworet, & Weber 2008).