Complete_Guided_Notes_Mental_Retardation

Complete_Guided_Notes_Mental_Retardation - Mental...

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Mental Retardation Mental Retardation refers to substantial limitations in present functioning. It is characterized by significantly sub-average intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with related limitations in two or more of the following applicable adaptive skills: communication, self- care, home living, social skills, community use, self-direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure and work. Mental retardation manifests itself before age 18. (IDEA) Major Components of the Definition: 0. Intellectual Abilities—include reasoning, planning, solving problems, thinking abstractly, comprehending complex ideas, learning quickly, and learning from experience 1. IQ Significantly sub-average—assessed through intelligence tests. 2. Statistical average IQ is 100 3. Students with mental retardation score 70-75 IQ 0. Chronological Age (CA)— 1. Mental age (MA)—individual’s mental development relative to others Important Parts of the Definition 1. Mental Age: MA/CA = IQ MA/10 = 50 MA = 5 years old Mental Age 4. Provides a consistent way of communicating with parents 5. Gives a behavioral viewpoint
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course EXE 100 taught by Professor Meger during the Fall '07 term at Buffalo State.

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