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Unformatted text preview: M e n t a l R e t a r d a t i o n B y : B r i t t a n y A n t e s b e r g e r a n d A n g e l a A l s i n a What is it like to have an intellectual disability? 1. Partner up with a person sitting near you. 2. Turn your chairs to sit back to back. 3. One of you will be given a drawing of an abstract shape. 4.The person given the drawing will attempt to explain how to draw the shape to their partner. 5. Partners without the drawing will try to recreate the shape on a separate piece of paper. Sound easy? Give it a try! A c t i v i t y R e f l e c t i o n T h e p u r p o s e o f t h i s a c t i v i t y w a s t o d e m o n s t r a t e r e c e p t i v e l a n g u a g e d i f f i c u l t i e s t h a t c a n b e e x p e r i e n c e d b y p e o p l e w i t h i n t e l l e c t u a l d i s a b i l i t i e s . T h e a b i l i t y t o u n d e r s t a n d l a n g u a g e a n d c o m m u n i c a t e w i t h o t h e r s c a n b e e x p e r i e n c e d i n v a r y i n g d e g r e e s d e p e n d i n g o n t h e i n d i v i d u a l ’ s l i m i t a t i o n s i n i n t e l l e c t u a l f u n c t i o n i n g . F o l l o w i n g d i r e c t i o n s a n d i n s t r u c t i o n s , p a r t i c u l a r l y t h o s e w h i c h i n v o l v e m u l t i p l e s t e p s o r c o m p l e x i n f o r m a t i o n c a n b e v e r y d i f f i c u l t f o r s o m e o n e w i t h a n i n t e l l e c t u a l d i s a b i l i t y . C l i c k i c o n t o a d d p i c t u r e M e n t a l R e t a r d a t i o n i s d e f i n e d a s … I D E A d e f in e s m e n t a l r e t a r d a t io n a s , “ s ig n if ic a n t ly s u b a v e r a g e g e n e r a l in t e lle c t u a l f u n c t io n in g , e x is t in g c o n c u r r e n t ly w it h d e f ic it s in a d a p t iv e b e h a v io r a n d m a n if e s t e d in t h e d e v e lo p m e n t a l p e r io d , w h ic h a d v e r s e ly a f f e c t s a c h ild ’s p e r f o r m a n c e ” . A A I D D (A m e r ic a n A s s o c ia t io n o n I n t e lle c t u a l a n d D e v e lo p m e n t a l D is a b ilit ie s ) d e f in e s a n in t e lle c t u a l d is a b ilit y a s , “ a s t a t e o f f u n c t io n in g t h a t d e s c r ib e s t h e f it b e t w e e n a n in d iv id u a l’s c a p a b ilit ie s a n d t h e s t r u c t u r e a n d e x p e c t a t io n s o f t h e in d iv id u a l’s p e r s o n a l a n d s o c ia l e n v ir o n m e n t ” . D i a g n o s t i c C r i t e r i a I n o r d e r t o d e t e r m i n e i f a s t u d e n t i s m e n t a l l y r e t a r d e d...
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This note was uploaded on 03/21/2012 for the course EEX 3012 taught by Professor Www during the Summer '11 term at Casper College.

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