Intellectual disabilities presentation

Intellectual disabilities presentation - AAIDDDefinitionof

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AAIDD Definition of  Intellectual Disabilities  “Intellectual disability is characterized by significant  limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive  behavior as expressed in conceptual, social and  practical adaptive skills.  This disability originates before  age 18.” (AAIDD, 2009).
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Definitions The AAIDD cites five criteria for putting the definition into practice: Limitations in a person’s functioning must be considered within the context of typical community environments. Valid assessment considers diversity and differences due to culture, language, communication, sensory factors, and behavior. Limitations often coexist with strengths. An important purpose of describing limitations is to develop a profile of needed supports. With sustained and appropriate personalized supports, the life functioning of a person with intellectual disabilities generally will improve.
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Classification Based on educability
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