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Unformatted text preview: Factors that Cause or Contribute to IDD WHY we need to understand the Factors Some IDs resulting from certain genetic or hormone disorders can be prevented (e.g., PKU) If the cause of an ID is inherited (e.g., Fragile X), families have a right to know the information and make informed decisions Some DDs resulting from certain environmental hazards can be prevented (e.g., FAS, spina bifida) In the absence of preventive measure, approaches specific to an individuals disabling condition can improve persons quality of life and maximize developmental potential. Knowledge about the causes of I/DDs lead to development of better interventions and treatments, and possibly prevention. Etiology the study of the cause Etiology better known in severe cases of I/DD than in mild cases (30 50%). Etiology helps us understand how a child is likely to develop (physically, socio- emotionally, and cognitively)....
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- Spring '11