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Unformatted text preview: -the classification of mental retardation depended upon AAMR definition of intellectual disability 2002-mental retardation is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and conceptual, social and practical adaptive skills-levels of retardation are now defined in the terms of the intensity (how much) and chronicity (how often) of support needed by the person to be adaptive AAMR now called AAIDD levels of intensities of support Intermittent- short term supports on an “as needed basis” Limited- time limited supports that are needed consistently, not intermittently (transitional supports from school to work) Extensive- daily supports in at least some environments that are not time-limited (ex: long-term home care) Pervasive- supports that are need consistently, across environments, and may be needed to sustain life...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDUC 230 taught by Professor Ferretti during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.
- Spring '08