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adult

 [ah-dult´]
having attained full growth or maturity, or an organism that has done so.
adult respiratory distress syndrome� acute respiratory distress syndrome.

a·dult

(ă-dŭlt'),
1. Fully grown and physically mature.
2. A fully grown and mature individual.
[L. adultus, grown up fr. adolesco, to grow up]

adult

(ah-dult´) having attained full growth or maturity, or an organism that has done so.

adult

(ə-dŭlt′, ăd′ŭlt)
n.
1. One who has attained maturity or legal age.
2. Biology A fully grown, mature organism.
adj.
1. Fully developed and mature.
2. Relating to, intended for, or befitting adults: adult education.

a·dult′hood′ n.
a·dult′ness n.

adult

[ədult′, ad′ult]
Etymology: L, adultus, grown up
1 one who is fully developed and matured and who has attained the intellectual capacity and emotional and psychological stability that are characteristic of maturity.
2 a person who has reached full legal age. Compare child.
3 any fully grown and mature organism.

adult

Sexology
adjective Referring to sexually explicit, as in adult entertainment.

Vox populi
adjective Pertaining to an adult.
 
noun
A person over the age of majority in a particular jurisdiction.

Zoology
noun An organism which has attained full growth or maturity.

Adult

adjective Pertaining to an adult.
noun An organism or person which has attained full growth or maturity.

intelligence quotient

 A ratio that compares a person's cognitive skills with that of the general population, usually calculated as the mental age divided by the chronologic age, multipled by 100
Intelligence Quotient Tests
Preschool Bayley Scale of Infant development, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
School age Wechsler scales, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children
Adult Wechsler scales, Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
Adult  20-35  Severe mental retardation
  36-51 Moderate mental retardation
  52-67 Mild mental retardation
  68-83 Borderline mental retardation
  90-110 Average
  >140 Gifted–'genius' 

a·dult

(ă-dŭlt')
Fully grown and physically mature.
[L. adultus, grown up fr. adolesco, to grow up]

a·dult

(ă-dŭlt')
1. Fully grown and physically mature.
2. A fully grown and mature individual.
[L. adultus, grown up fr. adolesco, to grow up]

adult,

n 1. a person who has the fully developed characteristics of a mature person.
n 2. a person who has reached full legal age.

adult

having attained full growth or maturity, or an organism that has done so.

Patient discussion about adult

Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
hope i helped!
tell me how it went.

Q. If you are an adult with autism what is your biggest struggle? There are lots of symptoms for autism. Some suffer with depression, stress, break downs etc., as a parent what do you think is the hardest part of dealing with autism? If you are an adult with autism what is your biggest struggle?

A. It’s very difficult to answer from my part. I feel sad to see him struggle for basic things that are easy for kids of his age. But it touches my heart how hard he tries! I think he struggles most with being able to always get the words out. I can see his little mind working to find the words.

Q. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS? People watch the unusual behavior of a person and decide their disorder. I strongly agree, but here is a critical question for you all. What does thumb or finger sucking mean in ADULTS?

A. It’s not a show to enjoy and laugh! It means that whomever you are talking about needs to see a psychologist. I am not joking. Things we are supposed to out-grow but don't, i.e. thumb sucking, imaginary friends or bed wetting, can represent serious problems or mental blocks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_OVYDwwAu4&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vB%5EOVYDwwAu4_health_posture_1953?q=sucking&feature=player_embedded

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