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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These funds could be used to begin new initiative or to build, extend or enhance existing initiatives for the inclusion of students with an intellectual disability in an IHE.
44% of Americans believe that a person with an intellectual disability who commits a crime where the death penalty is a possible sentence should be treated no differently than someone without an intellectual disability.
Compared to spontaneous conception, children born from any IVF treatment were not at an increased risk of autism, but were at a small increased risk of intellectual disability (18 percent increase - from 39.
Severity of intellectual disability was obtained from previous psychological evaluations in the files of the four patients.
Down syndrome remains the most common identifiable genetic cause of intellectual disability with an overall prevalence of 1:800 births, but hundreds of other described conditions have features of intellectual disability.
The Saud Intellectual disability team (the reigning Championship of 4th INAS- FID 5th Football World Championships held in Germany in 2006) will play against their Hungarian counterparts in the Quarterfinal of the 'INAS- FID' - the 5th Football World Championship of the International Sports Federation for persons with an Intellectual Disability now in progress in capital of Limpopo province, South Africa.
For example, a person with a severe/profound intellectual disability may exhibit his or her fear of gaining weight by avoiding food and restricting at meals.
People with an intellectual disability are at a higher risk of also having a psychiatric disorder and often find it harder to access mental health services compared to the wider community.
It is important to expose psychiatric residents to persons with intellectual disability during residency training because it is associated with subsequent attitudes that favor the empowering, and oppose the sheltering, of these patients.
For this survey, the researchers modified the Gambling Symptom Assessment Scale (G-SAS) and the Structured Clinical Interview for Pathological Gambling (SGI-PG) to make them more suitable for individuals with intellectual disability.
Its aim is to improve evidence-based knowledge and awareness on global and regional disparities through information on the resources and services for persons with intellectual disability at country level.