Mental Retardation

Mental Retardation - Mental Retardation Occurrence Mental...

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Mental Retardation
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Occurrence Mental retardation and physical disabilities account for the population traditionally thought of as disabled. Most teachers will work with these children in school. This group makes up only a small portion of those classified as disabled, but may require a large part of the resources needed.
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Definition 1. Mental retardation refers to significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period (AAMD definition). Test scores, social skills, and age of onset determine the placement.
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Intellectual functioning IQ = Mental Age/Chronological Age * 100. The more severe the retardation the lower the ratio of MA/CA i.e. a ten year old with a MA of 5, IQ = 50. The children are classified as mild (50 -70), moderate (35 © 55), severe (20 © 35), and profound (>20). The MR child will tend function closer to their CA in physical ability then in their mental functioning.
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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