Intellectual Disabilities

Intellectual Disabilities - Intellectual Disability A...

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Intellectual Disability A disability 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 the age of 18. American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Intelligence z A general mental capability involving the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly, and learn from experience. z Measured by scores on standardized Intelligent Quotient (IQ) tests. z Limitations in intellectual functioning are generally thought to be present if an individual has an IQ test score of 70 or below American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Some Notable IQ scores Albert Einstein 170 Bill Gates 160 Barack Obama 142 John McCain 133 George W. Bush 125 Britney Spears 100 Taken from various unreliable sources Adaptive Behavior z The conceptual, social, and practical skills that people have learned to be able to function in their everyday lives… z Measured by performance on standardized tests; interactions with client and structured interviews with caregivers. z
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