Subnormal intellectual functioning which originates during the developmental period. This has multiple potential etiologies, including genetic defects and perinatal insults. Intelligence quotient (IQ) scores are commonly used to determine whether an individual has an intellectual disability. IQ scores between 70 and 79 are in the borderline range. Scores below 67 are in the disabled range. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, p28)
Persons diagnosed as having significantly lower than average intelligence and considerable problems in adapting to everyday life or lacking independence in regard to activities of daily living.
Determination of the degree of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap. The diagnosis is applied to legal qualification for benefits and income under disability insurance and to eligibility for Social Security and workmen's compensation benefits.
Property, such as patents, trademarks, and copyright, that results from creative effort. The Patent and Copyright Clause (Art. 1, Sec. 8, cl. 8) of the United States Constitution provides for promoting the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed, p1014)
Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.
A class of genetic disorders resulting in INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY that is associated either with mutations of GENES located on the X CHROMOSOME or aberrations in the structure of the X chromosome (SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS).
Disorders in which there is a delay in development based on that expected for a given age level or stage of development. These impairments or disabilities originate before age 18, may be expected to continue indefinitely, and constitute a substantial impairment. Biological and nonbiological factors are involved in these disorders. (From American Psychiatric Glossary, 6th ed)
The appearance of the face that is often characteristic of a disease or pathological condition, as the elfin facies of WILLIAMS SYNDROME or the mongoloid facies of DOWN SYNDROME. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
The ability to learn and to deal with new situations and to deal effectively with tasks involving abstractions.
Long-term care facilities which provide supervision and assistance in activities of daily living with medical and nursing services when required.
Standardized tests that measure the present general ability or aptitude for intellectual performance.
Genes that are located on the X CHROMOSOME.
A copy number variation that results in reduced GENE DOSAGE due to any loss-of-function mutation. The loss of heterozygosity is associated with abnormal phenotypes or diseased states because the remaining gene is insufficient.
A disorder beginning in childhood. It is marked by the presence of markedly abnormal or impaired development in social interaction and communication and a markedly restricted repertoire of activity and interest. Manifestations of the disorder vary greatly depending on the developmental level and chronological age of the individual. (DSM-V)
Conditions characterized by a significant discrepancy between an individual's perceived level of intellect and their ability to acquire new language and other cognitive skills. These disorders may result from organic or psychological conditions. Relatively common subtypes include DYSLEXIA, DYSCALCULIA, and DYSGRAPHIA.
A chromosome disorder associated either with an extra chromosome 21 or an effective trisomy for chromosome 21. Clinical manifestations include hypotonia, short stature, brachycephaly, upslanting palpebral fissures, epicanthus, Brushfield spots on the iris, protruding tongue, small ears, short, broad hands, fifth finger clinodactyly, Simian crease, and moderate to severe INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. Cardiac and gastrointestinal malformations, a marked increase in the incidence of LEUKEMIA, and the early onset of ALZHEIMER DISEASE are also associated with this condition. Pathologic features include the development of NEUROFIBRILLARY TANGLES in neurons and the deposition of AMYLOID BETA-PROTEIN, similar to the pathology of ALZHEIMER DISEASE. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p213)
A condition characterized genotypically by mutation of the distal end of the long arm of the X chromosome (at gene loci FRAXA or FRAXE) and phenotypically by cognitive impairment, hyperactivity, SEIZURES, language delay, and enlargement of the ears, head, and testes. INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY occurs in nearly all males and roughly 50% of females with the full mutation of FRAXA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p226)
Severe distortions in the development of many basic psychological functions that are not normal for any stage in development. These distortions are manifested in sustained social impairment, speech abnormalities, and peculiar motor movements.
An adaptor protein complex involved in transport of molecules between the TRANS-GOLGI NETWORK and the endosomal-lysosomal system.
Insurance designed to compensate persons who lose wages because of illness or injury; insurance providing periodic payments that partially replace lost wages, salary, or other income when the insured is unable to work because of illness, injury, or disease. Individual and group disability insurance are two types of such coverage. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988, p207)
The teaching or training of those individuals with subnormal intellectual functioning.
A RNA-binding protein that is found predominately in the CYTOPLASM. It helps regulate GENETIC TRANSLATION in NEURONS and is absent or under-expressed in FRAGILE X SYNDROME.
Children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.
Psychiatric illness or diseases manifested by breakdowns in the adaptational process expressed primarily as abnormalities of thought, feeling, and behavior producing either distress or impairment of function.
That part of the genome that corresponds to the complete complement of EXONS of an organism or cell.
Disorders of verbal and nonverbal communication caused by receptive or expressive LANGUAGE DISORDERS, cognitive dysfunction (e.g., MENTAL RETARDATION), psychiatric conditions, and HEARING DISORDERS.
A disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of paroxysmal brain dysfunction due to a sudden, disorderly, and excessive neuronal discharge. Epilepsy classification systems are generally based upon: (1) clinical features of the seizure episodes (e.g., motor seizure), (2) etiology (e.g., post-traumatic), (3) anatomic site of seizure origin (e.g., frontal lobe seizure), (4) tendency to spread to other structures in the brain, and (5) temporal patterns (e.g., nocturnal epilepsy). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p313)
The caring for individuals in institutions and their adaptation to routines characteristic of the institutional environment, and/or their loss of adaptation to life outside the institution.
Equipment that provides mentally or physically disabled persons with a means of communication. The aids include display boards, typewriters, cathode ray tubes, computers, and speech synthesizers. The output of such aids includes written words, artificial speech, language signs, Morse code, and pictures.
The human female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in humans.
The performance of the basic activities of self care, such as dressing, ambulation, or eating.
A method for comparing two sets of chromosomal DNA by analyzing differences in the copy number and location of specific sequences. It is used to look for large sequence changes such as deletions, duplications, amplifications, or translocations.
Low-copy (2-50) repetitive DNA elements that are highly homologous and range in size from 1000 to 400,000 base pairs.
A characteristic symptom complex.
A congenital abnormality in which the CEREBRUM is underdeveloped, the fontanels close prematurely, and, as a result, the head is small. (Desk Reference for Neuroscience, 2nd ed.)
The sexual functions, activities, attitudes, and orientations of an individual. Sexuality, male or female, becomes evident at PUBERTY under the influence of gonadal steroids (TESTOSTERONE or ESTRADIOL), and social effects.
Education of the individual who markedly deviates intellectually, physically, socially, or emotionally from those considered to be normal, thus requiring special instruction.
Damages to the EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN or the FETUS before BIRTH. Damages can be caused by any factors including biological, chemical, or physical.
A treatment program based on manipulation of the patient's environment by the medical staff. The patient does not participate in planning the treatment regimen.
A state in western Australia. Its capital is Perth. It was first visited by the Dutch in 1616 but the English took possession in 1791 and permanent colonization began in 1829. It was a penal settlement 1850-1888, became part of the colonial government in 1886, and was granted self government in 1890. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p1329)
An aberration in which an extra chromosome or a chromosomal segment is made.
Genetic diseases that are linked to gene mutations on the X CHROMOSOME in humans (X CHROMOSOME, HUMAN) or the X CHROMOSOME in other species. Included here are animal models of human X-linked diseases.
The fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. (Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)
Stretches of genomic DNA that exist in different multiples between individuals. Many copy number variations have been associated with susceptibility or resistance to disease.
Errors in metabolic processes resulting from inborn genetic mutations that are inherited or acquired in utero.
A family of neurotransmitter transporter proteins that facilitate NEUROTRANSMITTER reuptake into PRESYNAPTIC TERMINALS. They may play a role in regulating the intensity and duration of neurotransmission.
The magnitude of INBREEDING in humans.
A diminution of the skeletal muscle tone marked by a diminished resistance to passive stretching.
Exclusive legal rights or privileges applied to inventions, plants, etc.
Deaths that occur before LIFE EXPECTANCY is reached within a given population.
Brain disorders resulting from inborn metabolic errors, primarily from enzymatic defects which lead to substrate accumulation, product reduction, or increase in toxic metabolites through alternate pathways. The majority of these conditions are familial, however spontaneous mutation may also occur in utero.
Persons who provide care to those who need supervision or assistance in illness or disability. They may provide the care in the home, in a hospital, or in an institution. Although caregivers include trained medical, nursing, and other health personnel, the concept also refers to parents, spouses, or other family members, friends, members of the clergy, teachers, social workers, fellow patients.
Disturbances in mental processes related to learning, thinking, reasoning, and judgment.
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
Housing for groups of patients, children, or others who need or desire emotional or physical support. They are usually established as planned, single housekeeping units in residential dwellings that provide care and supervision for small groups of residents, who, although unrelated, live together as a family.
Marked impairments in the development of motor coordination such that the impairment interferes with activities of daily living. (From DSM-V)
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Complex neurobehavioral disorder characterized by distinctive facial features (FACIES), developmental delay and INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. Behavioral phenotypes include sleep disturbance, maladaptive, self-injurious and attention-seeking behaviors. The sleep disturbance is linked to an abnormal circadian secretion pattern of MELATONIN. The syndrome is associated with de novo deletion or mutation and HAPLOINSUFFICIENCY of the retinoic acid-induced 1 protein on chromosome 17p11.2.
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Genes that influence the PHENOTYPE only in the homozygous state.
A syndrome characterized by growth retardation, severe MENTAL RETARDATION, short stature, a low-pitched growling cry, brachycephaly, low-set ears, webbed neck, carp mouth, depressed nasal bridge, bushy eyebrows meeting at the midline, hirsutism, and malformations of the hands. The condition may occur sporadically or be associated with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance or duplication of the long arm of chromosome 3. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p231)
A disorder caused by hemizygous microdeletion of about 28 genes on chromosome 7q11.23, including the ELASTIN gene. Clinical manifestations include SUPRAVALVULAR AORTIC STENOSIS; MENTAL RETARDATION; elfin facies; impaired visuospatial constructive abilities; and transient HYPERCALCEMIA in infancy. The condition affects both sexes, with onset at birth or in early infancy.
Fixed sums paid regularly to individuals.
Behavior in which persons hurt or harm themselves without the motive of suicide or of sexual deviation.
A thioxanthene with therapeutic actions similar to the phenothiazine antipsychotics. It is an antagonist at D1 and D2 dopamine receptors.
Conditions characterized by language abilities (comprehension and expression of speech and writing) that are below the expected level for a given age, generally in the absence of an intellectual impairment. These conditions may be associated with DEAFNESS; BRAIN DISEASES; MENTAL DISORDERS; or environmental factors.
Congenital structural deformities, malformations, or other abnormalities of the cranium and facial bones.
Disturbances considered to be pathological based on age and stage appropriateness, e.g., conduct disturbances and anaclitic depression. This concept does not include psychoneuroses, psychoses, or personality disorders with fixed patterns.
Tests designed to measure intellectual functioning in children and adults.
Abnormally small jaw.
Conditions characterized by persistent brain damage or dysfunction as sequelae of cranial trauma. This disorder may result from DIFFUSE AXONAL INJURY; INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES; BRAIN EDEMA; and other conditions. Clinical features may include DEMENTIA; focal neurologic deficits; PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE; AKINETIC MUTISM; or COMA.
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
The rights of the individual to cultural, social, economic, and educational opportunities as provided by society, e.g., right to work, right to education, and right to social security.
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the foot occurring at or before birth.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
Actual loss of portion of a chromosome.
A large group of diseases which are characterized by a low prevalence in the population. They frequently are associated with problems in diagnosis and treatment.
Alterations or deviations from normal shape or size which result in a disfigurement of the hand occurring at or before birth.
Managerial personnel responsible for implementing policy and directing the activities of health care facilities such as nursing homes.
The presence of co-existing or additional diseases with reference to an initial diagnosis or with reference to the index condition that is the subject of study. Comorbidity may affect the ability of affected individuals to function and also their survival; it may be used as a prognostic indicator for length of hospital stay, cost factors, and outcome or survival.
Persons functioning as natural, adoptive, or substitute parents. The heading includes the concept of parenthood as well as preparation for becoming a parent.
The continuous sequential physiological and psychological maturing of an individual from birth up to but not including ADOLESCENCE.
Studies in which variables relating to an individual or group of individuals are assessed over a period of time.
An inherited neurological developmental disorder that is associated with X-LINKED INHERITANCE and may be lethal in utero to hemizygous males. The affected female is normal until the age of 6-25 months when progressive loss of voluntary control of hand movements and communication skills; ATAXIA; SEIZURES; autistic behavior; intermittent HYPERVENTILATION; and HYPERAMMONEMIA appear. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p199)
Adaptation of the person to the social environment. Adjustment may take place by adapting the self to the environment or by changing the environment. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)
An individual in which both alleles at a given locus are identical.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal sex chromosome constitution (SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS), in which there is extra or missing sex chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment).
Large, robust forms of brown algae (PHAEOPHYCEAE) in the order Laminariales. They are a major component of the lower intertidal and sublittoral zones on rocky coasts in temperate and polar waters. Kelp, a kind of SEAWEED, usually refers to species in the genera LAMINARIA or MACROCYSTIS, but the term may also be used for species in FUCUS or Nereocystis.
An autosomal dominant disorder caused by deletion of the proximal long arm of the paternal chromosome 15 (15q11-q13) or by inheritance of both of the pair of chromosomes 15 from the mother (UNIPARENTAL DISOMY) which are imprinted (GENETIC IMPRINTING) and hence silenced. Clinical manifestations include MENTAL RETARDATION; MUSCULAR HYPOTONIA; HYPERPHAGIA; OBESITY; short stature; HYPOGONADISM; STRABISMUS; and HYPERSOMNOLENCE. (Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p229)
Tests designed to assess neurological function associated with certain behaviors. They are used in diagnosing brain dysfunction or damage and central nervous system disorders or injury.
The locations in specific DNA sequences where CHROMOSOME BREAKS have occurred.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.
An epileptic syndrome characterized by the triad of infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia, and arrest of psychomotor development at seizure onset. The majority present between 3-12 months of age, with spasms consisting of combinations of brief flexor or extensor movements of the head, trunk, and limbs. The condition is divided into two forms: cryptogenic (idiopathic) and symptomatic (secondary to a known disease process such as intrauterine infections; nervous system abnormalities; BRAIN DISEASES, METABOLIC, INBORN; prematurity; perinatal asphyxia; TUBEROUS SCLEROSIS; etc.). (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, pp744-8)
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
The smallest continent and an independent country, comprising six states and two territories. Its capital is Canberra.
A state in northeastern Australia. Its capital is Brisbane. Its coast was first visited by Captain Cook in 1770 and its first settlement (penal) was located on Moreton Bay in 1824. The name Cooksland was first proposed but honor to Queen Victoria prevailed. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p996 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p441)
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
A mutation in which a codon is mutated to one directing the incorporation of a different amino acid. This substitution may result in an inactive or unstable product. (From A Dictionary of Genetics, King & Stansfield, 5th ed)
Spiny processes on DENDRITES, each of which receives excitatory input from one nerve ending (NERVE ENDINGS). They are commonly found on PURKINJE CELLS and PYRAMIDAL CELLS.
Standardized procedures utilizing rating scales or interview schedules carried out by health personnel for evaluating the degree of mental illness.
Intellectual or mental process whereby an organism obtains knowledge.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The analysis of a sequence such as a region of a chromosome, a haplotype, a gene, or an allele for its involvement in controlling the phenotype of a specific trait, metabolic pathway, or disease.
Systematic identification of a population's needs or the assessment of individuals to determine the proper level of services needed.
A specific pair of GROUP D CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
A state of harmony between internal needs and external demands and the processes used in achieving this condition. (From APA Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)
Detection of a MUTATION; GENOTYPE; KARYOTYPE; or specific ALLELES associated with genetic traits, heritable diseases, or predisposition to a disease, or that may lead to the disease in descendants. It includes prenatal genetic testing.
The training or molding of an individual through various relationships, educational agencies, and social controls, which enables him to become a member of a particular society.
The exchange or transmission of ideas, attitudes, or beliefs between individuals or groups.
The reciprocal interaction of two or more persons.
A generic concept reflecting concern with the modification and enhancement of life attributes, e.g., physical, political, moral and social environment; the overall condition of a human life.
The physical activity of a human or an animal as a behavioral phenomenon.
Success in bringing an effort to the desired end; the degree or level of success attained in some specified area (esp. scholastic) or in general.
Organized services to provide mental health care.
The personal cost of acute or chronic disease. The cost to the patient may be an economic, social, or psychological cost or personal loss to self, family, or immediate community. The cost of illness may be reflected in absenteeism, productivity, response to treatment, peace of mind, or QUALITY OF LIFE. It differs from HEALTH CARE COSTS, meaning the societal cost of providing services related to the delivery of health care, rather than personal impact on individuals.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Government sponsored social insurance programs.
Clinical conditions caused by an abnormal chromosome constitution in which there is extra or missing chromosome material (either a whole chromosome or a chromosome segment). (from Thompson et al., Genetics in Medicine, 5th ed, p429)
The application of modern theories of learning and conditioning in the treatment of behavior disorders.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
The number of males and females in a given population. The distribution may refer to how many men or women or what proportion of either in the group. The population is usually patients with a specific disease but the concept is not restricted to humans and is not restricted to medicine.
Country located in EUROPE. It is bordered by the NORTH SEA, BELGIUM, and GERMANY. Constituent areas are Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten, formerly included in the NETHERLANDS ANTILLES.
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
A preconceived judgment made without factual basis.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.
Social and economic factors that characterize the individual or group within the social structure.
A specific pair of GROUP E CHROMOSOMES of the human chromosome classification.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The determination and evaluation of personality attributes by interviews, observations, tests, or scales. Articles concerning personality measurement are considered to be within scope of this term.
Processes occurring in various organisms by which new genes are copied. Gene duplication may result in a MULTIGENE FAMILY; supergenes or PSEUDOGENES.
The World Health Organization's classification categories of health and health-related domains. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) consists of two lists: a list of body functions and structure, and a list of domains of activity and participation. The ICF also includes a list of environmental factors.
Difficulty in walking from place to place.
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
The state wherein the person is well adjusted.
A specific pair of human chromosomes in group A (CHROMOSOMES, HUMAN, 1-3) of the human chromosome classification.
Training of the mentally or physically disabled in work skills so they may be returned to regular employment utilizing these skills.
The interactions between parent and child.
Relatively permanent change in behavior that is the result of past experience or practice. The concept includes the acquisition of knowledge.
Based on known statistical data, the number of years which any person of a given age may reasonably expected to live.
Any violation of established legal or moral codes in respect to sexual behavior.
Living facilities for humans.
Behavior which may be manifested by destructive and attacking action which is verbal or physical, by covert attitudes of hostility or by obstructionism.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
Diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive mental health services provided for individuals in the community.
Cognitive disorders including delirium, dementia, and other cognitive disorders. These may be the result of substance use, trauma, or other causes.
Female parents, human or animal.
Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.
Increased levels of PROLACTIN in the BLOOD, which may be associated with AMENORRHEA and GALACTORRHEA. Relatively common etiologies include PROLACTINOMA, medication effect, KIDNEY FAILURE, granulomatous diseases of the PITUITARY GLAND, and disorders which interfere with the hypothalamic inhibition of prolactin release. Ectopic (non-pituitary) production of prolactin may also occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp77-8)
A severe emotional disorder of psychotic depth characteristically marked by a retreat from reality with delusion formation, HALLUCINATIONS, emotional disharmony, and regressive behavior.
The aggregate of social and cultural institutions, forms, patterns, and processes that influence the life of an individual or community.
Acute or chronic pain in the lumbar or sacral regions, which may be associated with musculo-ligamentous SPRAINS AND STRAINS; INTERVERTEBRAL DISK DISPLACEMENT; and other conditions.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.

A performance-based lottery to improve residential care and training by institutional staff. (1/2787)

Two experiments were conducted on four units of a residential facility for the multiply-handicapped retarded in an attempt to improve daily care and training services. Experiment I compared the effects of two procedures in maintaining the work performance of attendants, using an A-B design on two units. One procedure consisted of implementing specific staff-resident assignments, the other consisted of allowing attendants who had met performance criteria to be eligible for a weekly lottery in which they could win the opportunity to rearrange their days off for the following week. Results showed that the lottery was a more effective procedure as measured by the per cent of time attendants engaged in predefined target behaviors, and by their frequency of task completion in several areas of resident care. Experiment II replicated and extended these results to the area of work quality on two additional units, using a multiple-baseline design. The performance lottery was found to be an effective econimical procedure that could be implemented by supervisory staff on a large scale.  (+info)

The effects of social punishment on noncompliance: a comparison with timeout and positive practice. (2/2787)

The effects of social punishment, positive practice, and timeout on the noncompliant behavior of four mentally retarded children were assessed in a multitreatment withdrawal design. When programmed, the experimental procedure occurred contigent on non-compliance to experimenter-issued commands. Commands were given at 55-sec intervals throughout each experimental session. The results showed (1) lower levels of noncompliance with social punishment than with the positive-practice or timeout conditions, and (2) that relatively few applications of social punishment were required to obtain this effect. The advantages of social punishment over other punishment procedures, considerations to be made before using it, and the various aspects of the procedure that contribute to its effectiveness were discussed.  (+info)

A new X linked neurodegenerative syndrome with mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, mild hypomyelination, and early death maps to the pericentromeric region. (3/2787)

We report on a family with an X linked neurodegenerative disorder consisting of mental retardation, blindness, convulsions, spasticity, and early death. Neuropathological examination showed mild hypomyelination. By linkage analysis, the underlying genetic defect could be assigned to the pericentromeric region of the X chromosome with a maximum lod score of 3.30 at theta=0.0 for the DXS1204 locus with DXS337 and PGK1P1 as flanking markers.  (+info)

Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) and autoimmune thyroiditis in a boy with a ring chromosome 18: additional evidence of autoimmunity or IDDM gene(s) on chromosome 18. (4/2787)

A 4 year 3 month old boy with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM), autoimmune thyroiditis, slight mental retardation, facial dysmorphism, and a de novo ring chromosome 18 (deletion 18q22.3-18qter) is described. This unique association of defects could represent a chance association. Alternatively, the clinical features could be the result of the chromosomal aberration. If so, one could speculate that a gene or genes on chromosome 18 might act as a suppressor or activator of the autoimmune process by itself or in concert with other IDDM loci.  (+info)

Dilemmas in counselling females with the fragile X syndrome. (5/2787)

The dilemmas in counselling a mildly retarded female with the fragile X syndrome and her retarded partner are presented. The fragile X syndrome is an X linked mental retardation disorder that affects males and, often less severely, females. Affected females have an increased risk of having affected offspring. The counselling of this couple was complicated by their impaired comprehension which subsequently impaired their thinking on the different options. The woman became pregnant and underwent CVS, which showed an affected male fetus. The pregnancy was terminated. Whether nondirective counselling for this couple was the appropriate method is discussed and the importance of a system oriented approach, through involving relatives, is stressed.  (+info)

The Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome. (6/2787)

Two new cases of Dyggve-Melchior-Clausen syndrome are described; they belong to the fourth family from Lebanon in which this disease has been recognized. There is no genealogical linkage between these four families. A particular feature in these cases is a striking rhizomelic shortness of the arms especially in one case. Clinical and radiological findings, progression of the skeletal changes are studied, along with the review of the cases in the literature. Cytological and biochemical data indicate that the DMC syndrome is not a mucopolysaccharidosis.  (+info)

Quantitative morphological studies of developing human cerebellar cortex in various disease states. (7/2787)

A quantitative morphological assessment was carried out of the cellularity and staining properties of the cells of the layers of the human cerebellar cortex, both in the normal child and in 41 children suffering from a series of disorders including mental retardation. A computerized image analyser and highly standardized procedures were used. All of the cases of mental retardation and some cases with congenital cardiac anomalies showed abnormal cell concentrations and staining properties. 3 cases of 'cot death' also showed abnormal results. These findings are presented as a new measurable aspect of brain disease, and as a indication for further study.  (+info)

Severe mental retardation in a boy with partial trisomy 10q and partial monosomy 2q. (8/2787)

A severely mentally subnormal child with many physical stigmata was shown to have the karyotype 46,XY,-2,+der(2),t(2;10)(q31;q24)pat. Full evaluation of this patient's karyotype depended on the family studies. It was shown that a balanced translocation t(2,10) was present in 4 normal males in 3 generations.  (+info)

Background: Physical inactivity is a leading risk factor for mortality. Adults with intellectual disability are extremely inactive, but less is known about physical activity levels in children and youth with intellectual disability. This paper examines the participation by adolescents and young adults with and without mild to moderate intellectual disability in sport/exercise. Methods: Secondary analysis was undertaken of Next Steps, an annual panel study that followed a cohort from early adolescence into adulthood. Participants with mild to moderate intellectual disability were identified through data linkage with educational records. Results: Sport/exercise participation rates were consistently lower for adolescents and young people with mild to moderate intellectual disability than for their peers without intellectual disability. Matching participants on between-group differences in exposure to extraneous risk factors did not impact on these between-group differences in participation in ...
The participants with moderate and severe behaviour problems showed significantly more symptoms of psychiatric disorders than those without such problems, and the majority of the participants with behaviour problems had symptoms of the main psychiatric disorders. The participants with mild and moderate intellectual disability showed more symptoms of psychosis and depression than the participants with severe and profound intellectual disability. There were no direct associations between individual behaviour problems and psychiatric disorders, but the group with mild/moderate intellectual disability showed a somewhat different pattern of associations than the group with severe/profound intellectual disability. Depression was associated with screaming and aggression in the participants with severe and profound intellectual disability, and with self-injury in the participants with mild and moderate intellectual disability ...
A mental disorder characterized by arrested or incomplete mental development, with onset before age 18, leading to significantly below-average intellectual functioning (specifically, IQ below 70), accompanied by deficits in adaptive functioning in such areas as interpersonal communication, self-care, home living, social skills, use of public amenities, self-direction, scholastic or academic performance, work, leisure, health, or safety. According to the World Health Organization, an IQ between 50 and 70 is approximately indicative of mild mental retardation, 35-50 moderate mental retardation, 20-35 severe mental retardation, and below 20 profound mental retardation. See cerebral gigantism, cerebral palsy, cretinism, cri du chat, Downs syndrome, foetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, Hurlers syndrome, idiot savant, Klinefelters syndrome, Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, macrocephaly, microcephaly, mild mental retardation, moderate mental retardation, phenylketonuria, profound mental retardation, ...
Knapp, M., Comas-Herrera, A., Astin, J., Beecham, J., & Pendaries, C. (2005). Intellectual disability, challenging behavior and cost in care accommodation: What are the links? Health & Social Care in the Community, 13(4): 297-306.. The paper examines the links between degree of intellectual disability, challenging behaviour, service utilisation and cost for a group of people with intellectual disabilities living in care accommodation in England. A cross-sectional survey was conducted of people with intellectual disabilities, identified via provider organisations, with supplementary collection of costs data. Multivariate analyses of cost variations were carried out for 930 adults with intellectual disabilities. There were strong, nonlinear, interdependent links between degree of intellectual disability, behaviour, service use and costs. Higher costs were associated with more severe intellectual disabilities and more challenging behaviour. Sector and scale of residence also influenced cost in ...
Hedi Lampert, of Constantia, has written a debut novel inspired by her aunts struggle with a genetic condition that causes mild to severe intellectual disability.. Hedi grew up with an aunt who suffers from Fragile X syndrome and she has spent the last 15 years researching it. Those with the full mutation often have developmental delays, attention problems, hyperactivity, autism, and behaviour problems. Those who are pre-mutation carriers of Fragile X may experience cognitive or emotional challenges, although less severely. The character, Vi, in Hedis book, The Trouble with my Aunt, is based on her mothers sister.. Born in 1933, her aunt grew up in a time when children like her were viewed as retarded.. The education system at the time had no place for them and their families had little to no support, so institutionalisation in facilities for the mentally handicapped was seen by many as the only viable option. In Hedis grandfathers will, he states that his daughter should never be ...
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Intellectual disabilities affect peoples intellectual capacity and their capacity to learn new or complex information. They become apparent in childhood and affect development.. The cause of many intellectual disabilities is not known and in many cases there are no visible signs of the impairment. The most commonly recognised form of intellectual disability is Downs Syndrome.. 1% or almost 29,000 New Zealanders have an intellectual disability. Health Indicators for New Zealanders with Intellectual Disability.. Intellectual disabilities are different from learning difficulties or disabilities, such as dyslexia, which affect the way in which people learn rather than their capacity to learn. Intellectual disabilities are also not a form of mental health problem such as depression or schizophrenia, which can present at any time and affect perception rather than intellectual capacity.. ...
INTRODUCTION: MED13L-related intellectual disability is characterized by moderate intellectual disability (ID), speech impairment, and dysmorphic facial features. We present 8 patients with MED13L-related intellectual disability and review the literature for phenotypical and genetic aspects of previously described patients.. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the search for genetic aberrations in individuals with ID, two of the patients were identified by chromosomal microarray analysis, and five by exome sequencing. One of the individuals, suspected of MED13L-related intellectual disability, based on clinical features, was identified by Sanger sequencing.. RESULTS: All 8 individuals had de novo MED13L aberrations, including two intragenic microdeletions, two frameshift, three nonsense variants, and one missense variant. Phenotypically, they all had intellectual disability, speech and motor delay, and features of the mouth (open mouth appearance, macroglossia, and/or macrostomia). Two individuals were ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Microcephaly and Mental Subnormality in Chronic Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy of Childhood. AU - Spiro, Alfred J.. AU - Fogelson, M. Harold. AU - Goldberg, Albert C.. PY - 1967/10. Y1 - 1967/10. N2 - A wide variety of clinical manifestations are encountered in the various forms of progressive spinal muscular atrophy of childhood. The family reported here illustrates the relatively slowly progressive form of this disease. The presence of mental subnormality and microcephaly in this family is an unusual finding. Electromyographic and or muscle biopsy evidence of a neuropathic lesion is necessary to substantiate the diagnosis and to differentiate this disorder from several other diseases with similar clinical manifestations. Microcéphalie et subnormalité mentale dans latrophie musculaire rachidienne progressive chronique de lenfance Une grande variété de manifestations cliniques se rencontrent dans les diverses formes de latrophie musculaire rachidienne progressive de ...
The London 2012 Paralympics have the potential to change public attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities, according to research presented in a symposium at the British Psychology Society Annual Conference held in London last week.. Joanna Ferrara and her colleagues from Canterbury Christ Church University asked 120 student volunteers to complete a questionnaire about their attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities - also known as learning difficulties and previously known as mental handicap. The same students were then asked to read about and watch footage of elite athletes with intellectual disabilities performing at a Paralympic level of sport and complete the questionnaires again.. The researchers found that the students attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities were more positive regarding beliefs about empowerment. Attitudes were influenced by the amount of prior contact respondents had had with people with intellectual disabilities. This adds to ...
The term mental retardation is an often-misunderstood term and since it is seen as derogatory in the general public we use the term intellectual disability. In general people believe that retardation is only diagnosed on the basis of below-normal intelligence (IQ), and that those with intellectual disabilities are unable to learn or to care for themselves. This is actually not true. In order to be diagnosed as a person with intellectual disabilities, the individual has to have both a significantly low IQ and considerable problems in everyday functioning. Most of those with intellectual disabilities can learn a great deal, and in adulthood can lead at least partially independent lives. The reason for this is like anything else there are degrees of impairment and most individuals with intellectual disabilities have only a mild level of impairment. However, those with intellectual disabilities may also have several different physical and emotional complications. For instance, they may have ...
SENATOR FOR TASMANIA. LABOR WILL INVEST IN SPECIALIST CARE FOR INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY. A Shorten Labor Government will improve the health of people with intellectual disability with a $9.5 million investment to tailor health care to their needs.. This election is a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for health, or more cuts and chaos from the Liberals.. Over 400,000 Australians have intellectual disability, and they face huge health inequalities.. Australians with intellectual disability have higher rates of physical and mental health conditions, and twice the rate of emergency department presentations and hospital admissions.. Tragically, the result of these inequalities is that an estimated 38 per cent of deaths of people with intellectual disability are potentially avoidable.. A coalition of over 120 doctors and experts say that one reason for this toll is that health professionals arent sufficiently trained on intellectual disability. They face challenges communicating ...
Complicating our efforts to answer Kennedys question of what we should do with the people who have intellectual disability is the fact that the current term, intellectual disability, describes a broad and diverse group of individuals. Intellectual disability, while being inclusive of only about half a percentage point of the general population, includes individuals capable of attaining a high school degree and individuals who have been unable to develop basic personal care skills. The range included within the category is as wide as the range between mild intellectual disability and genius. The net impact of this diversity is the growing recognition that one size does not fit all. No program or regulation is going to work well across the entire spectrum of intellectual disability. Services, supports, and regulatory protections must be individualized and models must be developed whether in the healthcare or human services sector to better serve those individual needs. We face a considerable ...
Members of the Knights of Columbus do a great deal to assist people with intellectual disabilities. As your council works to improve the quality of life for people with intellectual disabilities, please remember that your everyday speech, council bulletins, committee reports, posters, and flyers should be accurate and considerate when referring to people with disabilities.. DO talk or write about people with intellectual disabilities (do NOT use other terms to describe them).. DO treat adults with intellectual disabilities as adults (NOT as children).. Use positive language. MOST IMPORTANTLY, speak or write about these individuals with the respect all human beings deserve. Keep in mind that how you refer to people can have a great impact on the way others perceive them.. (click here to donate to the Campaign for People with Intellectual Disabilities Fund). One of the most popular and successful programs conducted by our councils for the benefit of people with intellectual disabilities is when ...
Objectives: There is now a body of research into the attributions that carers make of the challenging behavior of people with intellectual disabilities; however the attributions that people with intellectual disabilities make have not been studied. This paper describes the attributions that people with intellectual disabilities make of challenging behavior and compares them to those of their carers. Methods: Twenty-three day-service staff and 34 adults with intellectual disabilities completed measures of attribution, optimism, emotion and need for help and gave open-ended responses to questions about the causes of and potential interventions for challenging behaviors. Results: The overall pattern of attribution, emotion, optimism and intention to help is similar for people with intellectual disabilities and staff. However, compared to staff, people with intellectual disabilities were less optimistic and less happy about challenging behavior. Conclusions: This area of research will help identify ...
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-220) and index. Working systemically with intellectual disability: why not? / Glenda Fredman -- The use of the systemic approach to adults with intellectual disabilities and their families: historical overview and current research / Sandra Baum -- Lifespan family therapy services / Sabrina Halliday and Lorna Robbins -- Setting up and evaluating a family therapy service in a community team for people with intellectual disabilities / Sandra Baum and Sarah Walden -- Engaging people with intellectual disabilities in systemic therapy / Denise Cardone and Amanda Hilton -- New stories of intellectual disabilities: a narrative approach / Katrina Scior and Henrik Lynggaard -- Supporting transitions / Jennifer Clegg and Susan King -- Who needs to change? : using systemic ideas when working in group homes / Selma Rikberg Smyly -- The practitioners position in relation to systemic work in intellectual disability contexts / Helen Pote -- So how do I ...? / Henrik ...
INTRODUCTION TO INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY 1. Introductionto Intellectual Disability. Intellectual disability refers to a disability, which occurs beforethe age of 18. Individuals with disability experience limitations intwo major areas: Intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. Boththe limitations are often expressed in conceptual, practical, andsocial life of an individuals everyday skills. A number ofindividuals that experience intellectual disability are affectedmildly and thus making their disability more difficult to see withoutvisual cues (Rapley, 2004). It is diagnosed with the use ofintellectual standardized tests and adaptive behavior. It is observedthat individuals with appropriate support over a sustained of time,generally experience outcome in life. The paper therefore, examinesintellectual disability by focusing on a special educatorsinterview of students with intellectual disability, and then focus onissues relating to students ID. The special andregular educators interview ...
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An intellectual disability (ID) is also known as a learning disability (LD) or cognitive disability. People with such disabilities tend to refer to themselves as having learning disabilities. But we use the term intellectual disability in this website because it is recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and increasingly used in discussions of accessibility.. An intellectual disability, or learning disability, is a mental impairment which is present from birth or acquired early in life. This results in a low IQ. This is a very simple definition.. It is more helpful understand that people with intellectual disabilities can be very different from each other. People with intellectual disabilities might:. ...
Intellectual Functioning. An intellectual disability may be caused by a genetic condition, problems during pregnancy and birth, health problems or illness, and environmental factors. What is intellectual disability? Myth: Faith healers can cure intellectual disability. A person with an intellectual disability has fewer or less developed cognitive resources than what is normal for their age. Intellectual disability definition is - mild to severe impairment in intellectual ability equivalent to an IQ of 70 to 75 or below that is accompanied by significant limitations in social, practical, and conceptual skills (as in interpersonal communication, reasoning, or self-care) necessary for independent daily functioning and that has an onset before age 18. Prevalence also varied dramatically by location with Arkansas at the high end seeing double the cases of Minnesota and Tennessee, which reported the lowest rates. (more than 545,000 are ages 6-21). This disability originates before the age of 18, and ...
Intellectual Disability LHO Dublin North. A comprehensive adult service is provided across the whole spectrum of intellectual disability, this includes people with an intellectual disability who are homeless, parents, non-nationals, travellers and young person/adults with challenging behaviour or duel diagnosis.. Intellectual Disability Services for LHO Dublin North are provided by St Josephs Intellectual Services and by a number of voluntary services through a range of comminity and residential service models. Contact Details Tel 01 8403401. St Josephs Intellectual Disability Services has four functional areas namely. Acute Services, Residential Services, Day Services, Community Services.. Referral System. There is an open referral system for clients and their families which is responded to within a specified period. Each client then has an entire assessment of needs completed by a Clinical Nurse Specialist and when required other assessments are carried out by Psychologists, Speech & Language ...
Selama bertahun-tahun, siswa penyandang intellectual disability diklasifikasikan sebagai siswa intellectual disability mampu didik (Educable Mentally retarded/EMR) atau intellectual disability mampu latih (Trainable Mentally retarded/TMR). Istilah-istilah tersebut merujuk pada intellectual disability mild dan intellectual disabilty moderate dan masih bisa diterima dalam dunia pendidikan umum. Namun, penggunaan istilah EMR dan TMR dianggap tidak pantas karena istilah ini menyiratkan bahwa individu yang memiliki karakteristik tersebut akan memiliki pretasi yang terbatas. Sedangkan, untuk intellectual disability severe dan profound sering ditolak dalam pendidikan umum (Heward, 2013 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Women with intellectual disabilities. T2 - A study of sexuality, sexual abuse and protection skills. AU - Eastgate, Gillian. AU - van Driel, Mieke L.. AU - Lennox, Nicholas. AU - Scheermeyer, Elly. PY - 2011/4. Y1 - 2011/4. N2 - Background: Sexual abuse and abusive relationships are known to be especially common in people with intellectual disability. This study explored how women with intellectual disability understand sex, relationships and sexual abuse, the effects of sexual abuse on their lives, and how successfully they protect themselves from abuse. Method: Semistructured narrative interviews with nine women with mild intellectual disability in Queensland, Australia. Interviews were audio recorded, transcribed, coded and analysed qualitatively. Results: Major themes that emerged were: sexual knowledge and sources of knowledge; negotiating sexual relationships; declining unwanted sexual contact; self protection strategies; sexual abuse experiences; and sequelae of sexual ...
The effects of Intellectual Disabilities vary considerably among people who have them, just as the range of abilities varies considerably among all people. People with Intellectual Disabilities may need assistance with communications. They may need support with self-care and home living. Additionally, Intellectual Disabilities can effect a persons social skills and health and safety, their academic work and professional work life. However with appropriate supports over a sustained period, the life-functioning of the person with Intellectual Disability generally improves. Appropriate supports includes an array of services, supportive individuals, and receptive settings that match an individuals needs. Every person is different, so each person with Intellectual Disabilities is evaluated and reevaluated so that their needs are being met. For most people supports are needed over an extended period of time, and for many persons, supports will be lifelong. For some, however, certain supports may be ...
The Divisions clinical service platform is based at two regional Psychiatric Hospitals, Alexandra Hospital in Maitland and Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in Mitchells Plain. The Groote Schuur UCT Department accommodates the Vera Grover Chair, non-patient related research activities and access to general Departmental administrative support. Alexandra Hospital provides for people with intellectual disability and the Lentegeur Intellectual Disability Service functions within the general Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital. The establishments have approximately 300 and 250 Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) beds respectively; Alexandra Hospital has 34 acute beds and Lentegeur Hospital IDS has 15 child and adolescent beds. Both provide outpatient services and medium- and long-term care for over 400 patients in a number of wards. Although nearly 500 adults with intellectual disability were de-institutionalised from both hospitals in 2008-2009, many with severe and profound intellectual disability ...
This article systematically reviews the literature on the effects of adverse life events or trauma on people with intellectual disabilities. It is important to systematically examine empirical evidence of the effects of trauma in people with intellectual disabilities as to date the number of studies in this area is not substantial, and the effects of trauma seen in the predominately general population literature are not necessarily transferable to the intellectual disability population. Identification of the effects of trauma on people with intellectual disabilities facilitates case recognition and appropriate treatment. Fifteen articles were selected for the review, and the results suggest that studies to date have been hampered by the lack of a consistent definition of trauma and the lack of a reliable and valid means of measuring the effects of trauma in people with intellectual disabilities. The review also indicates a lack of studies establishing causal links between life events and ...
An Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) is a facility that serves four (4) or more persons with intellectual disability or persons with related conditions and provides health or rehabilitative services on a regular basis to individuals whose mental and physical conditions require services including room, board, and active treatment for their intellectual disability or related conditions. For purposes of this regulation, the definitions of Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Habilitation Center for Persons with Intellectual Disability or Persons with Related Conditions are the same and both terms are utilized interchangeably.. ...
immune Uncategorized CD22, TBC-11251 Background People with intellectual disabilities have poor access to health care, which may be further compromised by a lack of accessible health information. there, and what they remembered a week later. Methods The study drew on qualitative data. We used a participatory research approach that involved working alongside people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters in a community setting. Cognitive function was assessed, using the Matrix Analogies Test and the British Picture Vocabulary Scale, to describe the sample. Participants, supported by facilitators, were video recorded accessing and engaging with the virtual environment. We assessed recall 1 week later, using a specialized interview technique. Data were downloaded into NVivo 8 and analyzed using the framework analysis technique. Results Study participants were 20 people aged between 20 and 80 years with mild to severe intellectual disabilities. All participants were able to access the ...
The present study aimed to analyze the stability of the memory of a stressful event (medical examination within a hospital setting) over time in young people (age range 12 to 21, Mage = 15.11 years old, SD = 3.047) with mild or moderate intellectual disability (IQ = 54.32, SD = 13.47). The results show a stability of the memory of what happened an hour and a week after the event in relation to the people involved, the apparatus used, and the parts of the body explored. No interaction effects were found between the stability of memory over time and the level of intellectual disability. The level of disability (mild or moderate) only affected the description of the doctor who performed the exploration and the explored parts of the body, showing better results for people with mild disability. In addition, the results highlight the relationship between memory and IQ, especially verbal IQ.
Until Rosas Law was signed into law by President Obama in October 2010, IDEA used the term mental retardation instead of intellectual disability. Rosas Law changed the term to be used in future to intellectual disability. The definition itself, however, did not change. Accordingly, intellectual disability is defined as…. …significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a childs educational performance. [34 CFR §300.8(c)(6)].. The State of Ohio most recently utilized the term Cognitive Disability to identify this category. It is anticipated that the term Cognitive Disability will be formally replaced with the Intellectual Disability when the current Operating Standards are revised. The current definition is specified in §3301-51-01(B)(10)(d)(ii) as cited below:. (ii) Cognitive disability (mental retardation) means significantly subaverage ...
The genetic defect has widespread consequences in the body, and people with even the trait or carrier status may have a variety of physical, emotional, intellectual and behavioral problems or they may be normal. Early menopause is a common problem for women who are carriers. Also, older carriers can develop tremor and balance problems as they age. All of these problems can vary widely in severity among individuals.. Although many children with fragile X syndrome clearly desire socialization, they are often overwhelmed by stimuli, leading to behaviors typical of autism.. About 80 percent of boys with fragile X syndrome demonstrate intellectual disability, compared to about one third of females. Intellectual abilities range from a normal IQ with subtle learning disabilities to severe intellectual disability. Female carriers who are intellectually normal are often found to share characteristic disturbances, such as difficulty in learning math, and emotional problems such as extreme shyness, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Advances in understanding - genetic basis of intellectual disability. AU - Chiurazzi, Pietro. AU - Pirozzi, Filomena. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disorder characterized by a congenital limitation in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior. It often co-occurs with other mental conditions like attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, and can be part of a malformation syndrome that affects other organs. Considering the heterogeneity of its causes (environmental and genetic), its frequency worldwide varies greatly. This review focuses on known genes underlying (syndromic and non-syndromic) intellectual disability, it provides a succinct analysis of their Gene Ontology, and it suggests the use of transcriptional profiling for the prioritization of candidate genes.. AB - Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disorder characterized by a congenital limitation in intellectual ...
BACKGROUND: Civil and political participation lies at the core of citizenship. Increasingly, people with intellectual disability are members of disability advisory bodies. This study investigated the political orientations of advisory body members with intellectual disability, their participatory experiences, and the types of support they received. METHOD: The 9 people with intellectual disability who in 2005 were members of disability advisory bodies at a state, national, and Victorian local government level were interviewed, together with 12 other members or secretariat staff of these bodies. Observations were also conducted of advisory body meetings. RESULTS: The political perspective of members with intellectual disability varied, but all had a background in self-advocacy. They found the work hard but rewarding and encountered both practical and intangible obstacles to participation. Members received varying types of practical support, but a supportive collegial milieu was characteristic ...
The prevalence of obese, overweight, and healthy weight adults with intellectual disability in the community was estimated using data from the National Health Interview Survey from 1985 to 2000. Using the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a measure, the percentage of adults with intellectual disability in the obese category was higher than that for the general population and increased over the 16-year period. There was no similar detectable trend for adults with intellectual disability who were in the overweight category. Compared to their counterparts in the general population, a smaller proportion of women and young adults with intellectual disability maintained their weights in the healthy range. Implications regarding potential health risks and future research were discussed. ...
According to Cornell University, in 2011 there was an estimated 14,144,300 (4.9%) people in the United States with a cognitive disability. Broadly speaking, intellectual disabilities pertain to difficulties with memory; problem-solving: attention, reading, linguistic, and verbal comprehension; math comprehension; and visual comprehension. Intellectual disabilities range from mild, moderate or severe and many people have one or more intellectual disability. Users with intellectual disabilities are often forgotten or are an afterthought when it comes to Web design.. Testing websites for accessibility has typically included automated testing, manual testing with Favelets and toolbars, and testing with screen readers, such as JAWS and NVDA. These testing methodologies are primarily concerned with those who have visual disabilities. The purpose of our research was to determine if accessibility testers should also be including text-to-speech software tools as part of their regular testing practices to ...
Background: Families with parental intellectual disabilities are likely to need support in achieving a decent family life. In order to accurately plan for such support services, society needs data regarding the occurrence of those parents and their children. The aim of this study was to investigate the five-year incidence of children born to women with intellectual disabilities in a county in Sweden. Methods: Women born between 1975 and 1989 were identified from school registers for children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities in the county of Blekinge. The womens personal identification numbers were, in 2010, linked and matched with the Swedish Medical Birth Register. Results: In total, 98 women with intellectual disabilities were identified. Nine of these had given birth to children; one woman to two children and eight women to one child each. The ten children were born between 2004 and 2008. Conclusion: The incidence rate calculated as a result of the present study indicates that ...
Part 1 is a literature review investigating South Asian parents perceptions of their childs intellectual disability, its effects on family life and views on service use. Search strategies used to identify relevant literature are specified and the results are presented in three parts. Firstly, experiences of parents regarding the process of diagnosis and provision of support are discussed. Secondly, their perceptions of the causes, symptoms and prognosis of their childs intellectual disability are presented. Lastly, the effects of having a child with an intellectual disability on parenting and family life are outlined. The findings are then summarised and implications considered. Part 2 is a qualitative study designed to address gaps identified in the literature review, focusing on the attitudes and beliefs of the Pakistani community in the UK regarding intellectual disabilities. The results highlight the importance of taking the views of this community in account in implementing current UK ...
by Dr Giacomo Vivanti. Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have Intellectual Disability (that is, below average I.Q. and poor adaptive functioning). What is the nature of this association? Data published from a recent study at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), Intellectual development in autism spectrum disorders, provide new insight into this complex issue.. The scientific community has given little attention to this question for decades. Indeed, the prevalent view in the field is that Intellectual Disability in ASD is an additional, unrelated condition that happens to be present in some individuals with ASD, and is not seen as providing valuable information on the nature of autism.. Following this line of thought, most research in ASD conducted over the past decades, including research on treatment, has excluded individuals with ASD who have an Intellectual Disability, on the ground that their Intellectual Disability would confound the interpretation of ...
An intellectual disability (also commonly referred to as a developmental disability among other terms) is, simply stated, a disability that significantly affects ones ability to learn and use information. It is a disability that is present during childhood and continues throughout ones life. A person who has an intellectual disability is capable of participating effectively in all aspects of daily life, but sometimes requires more assistance than others in learning a task, adapting to changes in tasks and routines, and addressing the many barriers to participation that result from the complexity of our society. Examples of an intellectual disability might include someone who has Down Syndrome, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, or another label, however, there are people with an intellectual disability may not have a medical diagnosis.. ...
McCracken, Forness, & Ackerland, 1994). Existing di- Autism and autism spectrum disorders make up agnostic classificatory systems (DSM-IV, American one of the largest diagnostic subgroups within the en- Psychiatric Association, 1994; ICD-10-CDDG, World tire population of individuals with intellectual disabil- Health Organization, 1992) rely heavily on descriptions ity (Nordin & Gillberg, 1996; Stromme & Diseth, of the subjective experiences of the individuals who are 2000). Autism is a behaviorally defined syndrome that being diagnosed. Applying these diagnostic approaches is characterized by abnormalities or impairments in the to persons who are unable to share their subjective ex- areas of communication and play, socialization, and periences because of cognitive and communication im- range of interests and activities, all with an onset before pairments and disabilities is problematic, and some 3 years of age (DSM-IV; American Psychiatric Asso- would argue that an alternative conceptualization ...
Understanding Intellectual Disability: a handbook for families, staff, students and professionals. This handbook brings together the expertise of over twenty practitioners working in the sector. It provides information and supports best practice on a range of important issues related to the rights of people with intellectual disability. It includes topics such as development and the child with intellectual disability, self-advocacy; inclusive education; employment; living options; sexuality; mental health; challenging behavior and Autism Spectrum Disorder.. Professor Collen Adnams & Rebecca Johns (WCFID, Cape Town, 2016). Recommended For: Schools, Workshops, Special Care Centres / 24 Hour Facilities, Residential Facilities & Parents ...
David Hessl. All such tests have a floor - a point beyond which the test is not able to measure cognitive functioning below a given level, usually an IQ of around 40 points.. But many people with intellectual disability, such as those with Down syndrome, fragile X syndrome and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), have scores that may be lower than the floor. Establishing a floor for intelligence levels, or flattens, the profile of test scores among people with intellectual disability, which may eliminate the opportunity to fully appreciate their actual strengths and weaknesses.. That is the finding of research by the UC Davis MIND Institute, which seeks to offer a different, validated approach to the assessment of intelligence in individuals with intellectual disabilities. The study, Improving IQ measurement in intellectual disabilities using true deviation from population norms, appears in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.. The results of the present study provide evidence of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Eight further individuals with intellectual disability and epilepsy carrying bi-allelic CNTNAP2 aberrations allow delineation of the mutational and phenotypic spectrum. AU - Smogavec, Mateja. AU - Cleall, Alison. AU - Hoyer, Juliane. AU - Lederer, Damien. AU - Nassogne, Marie Cécile. AU - Palmer, Elizabeth E.. AU - Deprez, Marie. AU - Benoit, Valérie. AU - Maystadt, Isabelle. AU - Noakes, Charlotte. AU - Leal, Alejandro. AU - Shaw, Marie. AU - Gecz, Jozef. AU - Raymond, Lucy. AU - Reis, André. AU - Shears, Deborah. AU - Brockmann, Knut. AU - Zweier, Christiane. PY - 2016/12/1. Y1 - 2016/12/1. N2 - Background Heterozygous copy number variants (CNVs) or sequence variants in the contactin-associated protein 2 gene CNTNAP2 have been discussed as risk factors for a wide spectrum of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders. Bi-allelic aberrations in this gene are causative for an autosomal-recessive disorder with epilepsy, severe intellectual disability (ID) and cortical ...
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Molecular anomalies in MED13L, leading to haploinsufficiency, have been reported in patients with moderate to severe intellectual disability (ID) and distinct facial features, with or without congenital heart defects. Phenotype of the patients was referred to MED13L haploinsufficiency syndrome. Missense variants in MED13L were already previously described to cause the MED13L-related syndrome, but only in a limited number of patients. Here we report 36 patients with MED13L molecular anomaly, recruited through an international collaboration between centers of expertise for developmental anomalies. All patients presented with intellectual disability and severe language impairment. Hypotonia, ataxia, and recognizable facial gestalt were frequent findings, but not congenital heart defects. We identified seven de novo missense variations, in addition to protein-truncating variants and intragenic deletions. Missense variants clustered in two mutation hot-spots, i.e., exons 15-17 and 25-31. We found that
There is currently no cure for intellectual disability. Those affected can learn to cope and do many things, if they get enough support and are taught well. There are many places around the world for someone with intellectual disability to get help. These places can take care of people with intellectual disabilities, as well as help them find jobs, find a house of their own, or help them take care of their children. There are some different ways for people with intellectual disability and those around them to learn how to help the person with the disability.[5] One kind is psychosocial treatment. This is meant for very young children. Psychosocial treatment helps them learn basic skills and increase learning over their lifetime. Another kind is behavioral treatment. This is meant to help young people, but can be used for adults as well. Behavior treatment helps teach language skills as well as social skills like sharing or following instructions. A third kind of help is cognitive-behavioral ...
The Erie County Department of Human Services consists of three offices: Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities; Children and Youth; and Drug and Alcohol Abuse.. The department operates as part of the county executives administration and is overseen by the director of administration.. John DiMattio, the director of Human Services, also oversees the Office of Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities (known as MH/ID).. The MH/ID office acts as the administrator of programs, working to assure that all residents of Erie County receive the mental health and intellectual disabilities services they need. The office also administers programs to offer assistance to the homeless.. As part of the role of administrator, the MH/ID office ensures that programs exist to provide support, treatment, housing, and more for those with mental illness or intellectual disabilities.. Did you know? Last year in Erie County, 21,282 clients received a mental health service, and more than 1,900 individuals with an ...
This research aimed to identify current national provision by health services in Scotland in relation to proactive screening and reactive assessment for people with an intellectual disability in Scotland who have, or are at risk of developing, dementia. Staff from 12 intellectual disability services, representing the 11 health board areas in Scotland, completed an online questionnaire which asked about proactive screening and reactive assessment for people with intellectual disability who had, or were at risk of developing, dementia as well as suggested areas for improvement. All of the areas provided services for people with intellectual disability who have, or are at risk of developing, dementia, but differed as to whether this was reactive, proactive or both. Nine services offered intervention following diagnosis. The most common elements used across both proactive screening and reactive assessment were conducting a health check, using a general dementia questionnaire designed for people with ...
BACKGROUND: Adults with intellectual disabilities have increased early mortality compared with the general population. However, their extent of multimorbidity (two or more additional conditions) compared with the general population is unknown, particularly with regards to physical ill-health, as are associations between comorbidities, neighbourhood deprivation, and age. METHODS: We analysed primary health-care data on 1,424,378 adults registered with 314 representative Scottish practices. Data on intellectual disabilities, 32 physical, and six mental health conditions were extracted. We generated standardised prevalence rates by age-groups, gender, and neighbourhood deprivation, then calculated odds ratio (OR) and 95 % confidence intervals (95 % CI) for adults with intellectual disabilities compared to those without, for the prevalence, and number of condition. RESULTS: Eight thousand fourteen (0.56 %) had intellectual disabilities, of whom only 31.8 % had no other conditions compared to 51.6 % ...
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Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 55 (3): 351-356. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2788.2010.01362.x. ISSN 0964-2633. PMID ...
Iodine deficiency can cause intellectual disability. Organoiodine compounds occur in humans in some of the glands, especially ...
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... the cognitive bias of illusory superiority has been known throughout history and identified by intellectuals, such as: *the ... referring to a neurological condition in which a disabled person either denies or seems unaware of his or her disability. He ... self-assessments of their intellectual skills in logical reasoning (inductive, deductive, abductive), English grammar, and ...
Huisman PA, Speksnijder CM, de Wijer A (January 2013). "The effect of thoracic spine manipulation on pain and disability in ... aligning themselves with the common man against intellectuals and trusts, among which they included the American Medical ... learning disabilities, dizziness, high blood pressure, and vision conditions.[123] Other reviews have found no evidence of ... can also result in complications that can lead to permanent disability or death; these can occur in adults[13] and children.[ ...
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Rubella can cause deafness, heart problems, intellectual disability, and many other problems in developing fetuses.[1] ...
The pressures to convert, other than compulsory baptism to save one's life, could be theological, economic and intellectual. ... the Church felt free to impose other restrictions and disabilities on Jews not inconsistent with the bull. For example, the ...
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Other neurological problems can include intellectual disability, seizures, weak muscle tone (hypotonia), poor coordination, and ...
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Bouras, N.; Holt, G. (2007). Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (2nd ed.). ... and developmental disabilities often lead to social anxiety for children as well.[68] Life-threatening conditions like cancer ...
Intellectual property. *International criminal law. *International human rights. *International slavery laws. *Labour ...
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"JOHN F. KENNEDY AND PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES". Presidential Library and Museum.. ... Disability barriersEdit. The social model of disability suggests disability is caused by the way society is organized, rather ... People with different kinds of disabilities (physical and mental disabilities, along with visual and hearing disabilities) and ... "World Report on Disability" (PDF). WHO. 2011.. *^ "Disability Poverty and Development" (PDF). DFID. 2000. Archived from the ...
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... were twice as likely to report their health as fair/poor and 1.5 times more likely to have a disability ... and their Arts Practices and Intellectual Property (PDF), Australian Government: Indigenous Culture Support, p. 12, archived ... and heard story after story of Indigenous people with disabilities, whose lives have been cycles of abuse and imprisonment, ...
... impaired growth and intellectual disability, and there may be an increased risk of childhood leukemia and other tumours in the ...
Disabilities that had limited the rights of Jews since the Middle Ages were abolished, including the requirements to wear ... 518-46 [526-28]. "The cultural and intellectual reorientation of the Jewish minority was closely linked with its struggle for ... as well as the intellectual and cultural ferment in urban centers, they gradually abandoned the use of Yiddish and adopted ...
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... refers to limitations in intellectually functioning and adaptive behavior that have an onset in ... Intellectual Disability. The definitions of intellectual disability (ID) and related terminology have evolved over time to ... American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. (2013). Definition of intellectual disability. Retrieved ... Understanding the change to the term Intellectual Disability. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 45, 116-124. ...
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... disability is a neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe developmental delay and intellectual disability and ... HIVEP2-related intellectual disability. ... HIVEP2-related intellectual disability is caused by mutations in the HIVEP2 gene. The protein produced from this gene is most ... HIVEP2-related intellectual disability is a rare disorder. At least nine individuals with the condition have been described in ...
... and X-linked intellectual disability (XL-ID) with or without nystagmus. Explore symptoms, inheritance, genetics of this ... CASK-related intellectual disability is a disorder of brain development that has two main forms: microcephaly with pontine and ... is a milder form of CASK-related intellectual disability. The intellectual disability in this form of the disorder can range ... CASK-related intellectual disability. ...
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  • Potential applicants may also be interested in the FOA "Preclinical Research on Model Organisms to Predict Treatment Outcomes for Disorders Associated with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (R01). (
  • Individuals with intellectual disabilities are also prone to mood disorders. (
  • For the first time, a section was added to address individuals with intellectual disabilities, and allow such students to qualify for Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, and the Federal Work Study Program. (
  • Practice and Intellectual Disabilities will be highly relevant to a wide audience, including professionals working in community services, clinicians working in special education schools, residential facilities, and psychiatric hospitals, and parents and organizations involved in the care of individuals with intellectual disabilities"-- Read more. (
  • Individuals with intellectual disabilities vary widely in the characteristics they exhibit. (
  • An Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID) is a facility that serves four (4) or more persons with intellectual disability or persons with related conditions and provides health or rehabilitative services on a regular basis to individuals whose mental and physical conditions require services including room, board, and active treatment for their intellectual disability or related conditions. (
  • For purposes of this regulation, the definitions of "Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities" and "Habilitation Center for Persons with Intellectual Disability or Persons with Related Conditions" are the same and both terms are utilized interchangeably. (
  • The change in terminology was implemented after the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) modified the State Operations Manual Appendix J - Guidance to Surveyors: Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities The changes were implemented after President Obama signed Rosa's Law. (
  • Down syndrome and fetal alcohol syndrome are two examples of syndromic intellectual disabilities. (
  • citation needed] Down syndrome and fragile X syndrome are examples of syndromic intellectual disabilities. (
  • Some causes of intellectual disability-such as Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, birth defects, and infections-can happen before birth. (
  • The top three most common causes of intellectual disability are Down syndrome , Velocardiofacial syndrome , and Fetal alcohol syndrome . (
  • Some individuals may have a condition that includes a physical and intellectual disability, for example Down syndrome or fetal alcohol syndrome. (
  • People with cognitive disabilities typically will have trouble with one of these types of memory. (
  • Children with intellectual disabilities (sometimes called cognitive disabilities or mental retardation) may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal needs such as dressing or eating. (
  • A U.S. Census Bureau survey found that nationwide, less than a third of adults with cognitive disabilities were employed. (
  • CSI is an educational program for students with mild cognitive disabilities, ages 18 and above. (
  • The World Health Organizations (WHO, 2001) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the ICF Children and Youth Version (WHO, 2007) recognize activity and participation limitations in addition to impairments in body functions and structures. (
  • Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have produced an approach that protects animal models against a type of genetic disruption that causes intellectual disability, including serious memory impairments and altered anxiety levels. (
  • About 1 in 6 children in the United States had a developmental disability in 2006-2008, ranging from mild disabilities such as speech and language impairments to serious developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and autism 2 . (
  • The variety and extent of impairments in individuals with severe-profound levels of intellectual disability (ID) impact their ability to complete valid behavioral assessments. (
  • Limitations in skills affecting an individual's ability to live in the community including communication, self-care, safety-awareness and the capacity for self-direction are other indicators for identifying intellectual impairments (NSW Department of Community Services, 2007). (
  • Guide to Intellectual Disabilities is an excellent resource for all clinicians who will work with DD patients, including those in child and adult psychiatry, pediatrics, family physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and all others. (
  • Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability is a resource guide for psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and other prescribers treating patients with ID. (
  • Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability is a must have resource for clinicians treating the ID population. (
  • Julie P. Gentile, M.D. (jen-TILL-ee) is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and the Project Director for Ohio's Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability. (
  • Dr. Bertelli is the current President of SIDiN (Italian Society for Neurodevelopmental Disorders) and past president of both the Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability section of the World Psychiatric Association and the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability. (
  • Intellectual disability (ID) is a term used when there are significant limitations to a person's ability to learn at an expected level and function in daily life. (
  • Intellectually disability affects a person's ability to acquire new information and understand concepts like reading, writing, or using math. (
  • To identify an intellectual disability, professionals look at the person's mental abilities (IQ) and his or her adaptive skills. (
  • Intellectual Disability is one of several developmental disabilities meaning that there is evidence of the disability during the developmental period of a person's life. (
  • Characterized by below-average intellectual function, intellectual disabilities impact a person's day-to-day functioning and last throughout a person's lifetime. (
  • Additionally, Intellectual Disabilities can effect a person's social skills and health and safety, their academic work and professional work life. (
  • IQ tests are employed to determine a person's level of intelligence or their intellectual functioning. (
  • As a result of this focus on the person's abilities in practice, a person with an unusually low IQ may still not be considered to have an intellectual disability. (
  • Diseases like whooping cough, the measles, or meningitis can cause intellectual disabilities. (
  • Pre- and post-natal exposure to toxins can cause intellectual disabilities. (
  • This infection is known to cause intellectual disabilities. (
  • Children should receive immunizations for infections known to cause intellectual disabilities. (
  • In humans, mutations in the UPF3B gene cause intellectual disability and are strongly associated with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia. (
  • A comprehensive adult service is provided across the whole spectrum of intellectual disability, this includes people with an intellectual disability who are homeless, parents, non-nationals, travellers and young person/adults with challenging behaviour or duel diagnosis. (
  • In the sex education class for adults with intellectual disabilities , the material is not watered down. (
  • This is really an epidemic and we're not talking about it," says Park , a social worker who runs arts and wellness programs for Momentum, an agency based in Maine that provides activities in the community and support services for adults with intellectual disabilities. (
  • Park has been working with adults with intellectual disabilities for 14 years. (
  • He has led the development of the International and the National Guidelines on the use of psychotropic medication for problem behaviour among adults with Intellectual Disabilities. (
  • The new study, published in The BMJ , looked at anonymised GP records of 33,016 UK adults with intellectual disabilities between 1999 and 2013. (
  • Cancer in Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Cur. (
  • Adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) are living longer [ 1 ] and experiencing multiple age-related health disparities that have been well-documented [ 2 - 4 ]. (
  • Established in 1876, AAIDD is the oldest professional society in the US concerned with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (
  • Often, nobody can determine what caused a child's intellectual disability. (
  • significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. (
  • Intellectual disabilities affect a child's learning and functioning abilities and normally last throughout adulthood. (
  • Intellectual disabilities affect a child's learning and functioning abilities. (
  • Primary criteria for identification are significantly subaverage intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. (
  • This new tool may help in the identification of possible causes of a child's developmental delay or intellectual disability, allowing health care providers and parents to intervene with appropriate care and support for the child," said Alberto Gutierrez, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health. (
  • If you're concerned about the development of your infant or toddler, or you suspect your child has a disability, talk with your child's pediatrician. (
  • Training can take place in group homes, day programs for people with developmental disabilities, churches, fire stations, recreation centers, or wherever fire safety classes are taught. (
  • Based on the most recent US Census, the US population was reported to be approximately 311 million people which translates to roughly 4.6 million to 7.7 million people with developmental disabilities. (
  • Sprout is dedicated to helping people with developmental disabilities grow through challenging, creative and fun experiences that enhance socialization, self-confidence and inclusion. (
  • Guidance for Vaccinating Older Adults and People with Disabilities - This CDC guidance summarizes what jurisdictions should consider when planning to vaccinate older adults and people with disabilities living in the community. (
  • BY: Matthew P. Janicki and Seth M. Keller Abstract As the number of older adults with intellectual disability increases and they present with suspected or identified dementia and are referred to health and social care practitioners, the rationale grows for standardization in clinical practice relative to screening and assessment, diagnosis, and social care approaches for providing in-community supports. (
  • Little is known about the patterns of sedentary time (ST) and physical activity (PA) levels throughout the week among adults and older adults with Intellectual Disability (ID). (
  • It is unclear how these genetic changes result in the features associated with HIVEP2 -related intellectual disability, although researchers speculate that a shortage of the HIVEP2 protein alters the expression of several genes involved in brain growth and development. (
  • Early estimates suggest that these non-inherited genetic mutations account for two to eight percent of these intellectual disability cases. (
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders, such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Language Disorder are all known to have substantial and overlapping genetic risk contributions that, presumably, affect early brain development (Newbury, Monaco, Paracchini, 2014). (
  • Genetic causes of intellectual disability cannot be considered preventable. (
  • Scientists are trying to develop treatments for a genetic condition that causes learning disabilities and cognitive impairment and is the most common cause of autism yet identified by researchers. (
  • Of those affected, 85% have mild intellectual disability. (
  • The first and most common is mild intellectual disability . (
  • A person with mild intellectual disability can usually act without help from other people, but may need help with things like paying taxes. (
  • Mild intellectual disability may not be noticed until a child starts school. (
  • Intellectual disability affects about one percent of the population, and of those about 85 percent have mild intellectual disability. (
  • Seventy-five to ninety percent of the affected people have mild intellectual disability. (
  • Even when poor academic performance is recognized, it may take expert assessment to distinguish mild intellectual disability from specific learning disability or emotional/behavioral disorders. (
  • The first is syndromic intellectual disability . (
  • The second is non-syndromic intellectual disability . (
  • People with non-syndromic intellectual disability do not look any different than a person without a disability. (
  • citation needed] Intellectual disability is subdivided into syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits associated with other medical and behavioral signs and symptoms are present, and non-syndromic intellectual disability, in which intellectual deficits appear without other abnormalities. (
  • A Medline search revealed that scant attention has been paid to the specific needs for patients with epilepsy and intellectual disability, and only a few studies have focused specifically on this topic. (
  • It is anticipated that students will normally be working a minimum of 20hrs per week in an area related to their intended focus of study, e.g. recovery oriented practice, the management of long term illness, community/primary care, intellectual disability & concurrent mental health problems, care of the older person or care of the child and adolescent. (
  • Defendants with intellectual disabilities and mental health diagnoses: faring in a mental health court. (
  • Patients with intellectual disability (ID) can benefit from the full range of mental health services. (
  • She has been the Professor of Dual Diagnosis for the Ohio Department of Mental Health, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disability, and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council since 2003 and has evaluated more than 2,000 individuals with co-occurring mental illness and intellectual disability. (
  • He acted as a consultant psychiatrist to various service providers for people with intellectual disability and mental health problems. (
  • The IDS-TILDA Wave 3 Report, entitled Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion: Ageing with an Intellectual Disability in Ireland, looked at how the ageing process is affecting the physical and mental health of those aged 40 years and over with an intellectual disability in Ireland. (
  • Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are disproportionately impacted by mental health and substance use conditions in this country. (
  • The current intellectual disability rights law was passed in 1978, at a time when big mental health institutions were dominant, and it was primarily meant to prevent people from being placed in them unjustly. (
  • This clear and user-friendly handbook helps busy healthcare professionals develop their understanding of the mental health problems of service users with intellectual disabilities. (
  • Topics covered include the classification of mental disorders in intellectual disability, the clinical assessment of specific disorders, psychological, psychopharmacological and social interventions, and the practical, legal, and social aspects of supporting service users with intellectual disability who have mental health problems. (
  • The mental health community has provided clear criteria for a finding of intellectual disability: significant limitation in intellectual ability and adaptive behavior, manifesting itself prior to the age of 18. (
  • In special recognition this year, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (BIDD) Advisory Council, comprised of service providers and advocacy organizations, are launching an IDD awareness campaign to acknowledge March as IDD Awareness Month. (
  • Mental health professionals define it as substantial limitations in intellectual functions such as reasoning or problem-solving, limitations in adaptive behavior or "street smarts," and evidence of the condition before age 18. (
  • Terms like individuals with intellectual disability have replaced the older terms of mentally retarded persons or the mentally retarded , and definitions of ID have changed from being strictly intelligence quotient (IQ)-based to including strengths in adaptive behavior (Schalock, Luckasson, & Shorgren, 2007). (
  • Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem solving) and in adaptive behavior , which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. (
  • There are three major criteria for intellectual disability: significant limitations in intellectual functioning, significant limitations in adaptive behavior , and onset before the age of 18 . (
  • Intellectual functioning that is two or more standard deviations below the mean (usually below 70 IQ range), concurrent with deficits in adaptive behavior, and manifested during the developmental period. (
  • Under Florida's law, if you have an IQ over 70, you're eligible for execution regardless of intellectual function or adaptive behavior. (
  • This means that the person has a syndrome that causes intellectual disability, as well as medical issues and other problems. (
  • This means that the intellectual disability is not a part of a syndrome. (
  • Fragile X syndrome, which affects almost 100,000 Americans, is the most common inherited form of intellectual impairment, the Associated Press reported. (
  • The test known as CytoScan Dx Assay analyzes the entire genome and can detect chromosomal variations associated with Down syndrome, DiGeorge syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, the FDA said. (
  • Although many HEIs may not include disability as a dimension of diversity (Scheef, Caniglia, & Barrio, 2020), a student body that represents a cross-section of the population should include students with IDD. (
  • Little is known about the genetics of nonsyndromic intellectual disability (NSID). (
  • UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers developed a new model for studying the underlying genetics of intellectual disabilities and neurodevelopmental disorders. (
  • People with intellectual disability are often helped with behavioral counseling. (
  • The symptoms of intellectual disability are all behavioral. (
  • Self-Injurious Behavior in Intellectual Disabilities gives a broad overview of the literature in the area of self-injurious behavior in people with intellectual disabilities, but most of the text is dedicated to the review of the behavioral and biological research in this field. (
  • Our understanding of the causes of intellectual disability focuses on the types of risk factors (biomedical, social, behavioral, and educational) and the timing of exposure (prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal) to those factors. (
  • Behavioral Health Promotion and Intervention in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in clinical psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, social work, public health, and other interrelated fields. (
  • ASD is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. (
  • He is an editorial board member of some scientific journal in the field, such as the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, and author of around 150 journal articles and book chapters. (
  • What is the most modern thinking about how to help people with intellectual disability? (
  • Dr Faishal said this assessment will, in particular, help people with intellectual disabilities or autism spectrum disorder who need help performing activities of daily living. (
  • The disabilities appear before the age of 22 and are likely to be lifelong.Some developmental disabilities are largely physical issues, such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy. (
  • Most people with epilepsy do not have intellectual disabilities, but a substantial minority of people with intellectual disabilities have epilepsy. (
  • Epilepsy occurs at a higher incidence and is more prevalent in people with an intellectual disability than in the general population. (
  • Nonetheless, we have insufficient knowledge of the extra needs of people with epilepsy and intellectual disability, of their families, and of the living environment. (
  • There is an indication that people with epilepsy and intellectual disability lack skills training appropriate to their intellectual potential. (
  • Intellectual disability affects about 1% to 3% of the population. (
  • Sporadic intellectual disability affects approximately one percent of the worldwide population, suggesting that tens of thousands of individuals with intellectual disability may carry damaging Syngap1 mutations without knowing it. (
  • During the past few decades there have been significant advances in healthcare and education of people with intellectual disability - a condition that affects around 2.2 per cent of the global population and impacts abilities such as learning, communication, social interaction and self-care. (
  • Despite their widespread use amongst doctors who treat adults with developmental disabilities and mental retardation, a new study has found that a specific type of psychiatric medication - antipsychotics - to be ineffective in helping reduce these individuals' aggressive behavior. (
  • Mental illness can remain undiagnosed because communication difficulties often make it harder for the person with intellectual disability to describe their feelings, concerns, experiences and fears. (
  • Carla is a high functioning person with intellectual disabilities. (
  • However with appropriate supports over a sustained period, the life-functioning of the person with Intellectual Disability generally improves. (
  • Every person is different, so each person with Intellectual Disabilities is evaluated and reevaluated so that their needs are being met. (
  • Pain is often the first indicator of injury and illness, but in a person with intellectual disabilities this warning sign could be easily missed. (
  • Certain infections can lead to intellectual disability. (
  • Infections like meningitis , whooping cough , or the measles can lead to intellectual disability. (
  • For example, if a child does not get enough oxygen during birth, it can hurt the brain and lead to intellectual disability later. (
  • Most likely, the case won't result in a dramatic shift in national criminal justice policy, but will further clarify who should and should not be eligible for execution, said Ronald Tabak, an attorney who has represented multiple clients with intellectual disabilities and chairs the American Bar Association's death penalty committee. (
  • A Qualified Intellectual Disability Professional, often referred to as a QIDP for short is a professional staff working with people in community homes who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and was previously known as a Qualified Mental Retardation Professional or QMRP. (
  • What The NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery - an assessment of cognitive functioning for adults and children participating in neuroscience research -c an be adapted to people with intellectual disabilities by modifying some test components and making accommodations for the test-takers' disabilities, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. (
  • Although many students with mild disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities or ADHD) are able to succeed in college with disability support services, these supports are not enough for individuals with IDD. (
  • Most students with mild intellectual disabilities appear very similar to others in school, except for the fact that they learn academic materials muh more slowly than others. (
  • Students with mild intellectual disabilities have a measured IQ that is lower than 98% of the school-age population (i.e., below approximately 70). (
  • Many students with mild intellectual disabilities continue to need support into adulthood in employment and independent living, although some of these students need no support. (
  • Persons with intellectual disabilities (ID, formerly mentally retardation) often have other psychiatric diagnoses. (
  • Once you enter, you never leave," Marija S. said of her new home-an institution for persons with intellectual and/or mental disabilities in the city of Karlovac, Croatia. (
  • Directly before arriving at NADA, Marija lived for two-and-a-half years in an independent living program in Zagreb which provided housing and support for persons with intellectual disabilities. (
  • Between 70 and 100 percent of residents of some institutions for persons with intellectual or mental disabilities are institutionalized without their consent or the opportunity to challenge the decision, due to a legal process known as "deprivation of legal capacity" that robs them of the right to make important choices for themselves. (
  • Most persons with intellectual or mental disabilities who are institutionalized remain so for the rest of their lives. (
  • Developmental disability is a broad category that includes intellectual disability (ID) as well as autism spectrum disorder and other developmental diagnoses. (
  • Lifelong, early-onset conditions that result in substantial functional limitations-but not necessarily concomitant intellectual limitations-include autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or cerebral palsy (although many individuals with these conditions do, in fact, have ID). (
  • The most common developmental disabilities are autism, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disability (the term "intellectual disability" is used to refer to mental retardation and other disabilities that affect intellectual functioning). (
  • FDA allows marketing for first of-its-kind post-natal test to help diagnose developmental delays and intellectual disabilities in children. (
  • For many children, the cause of their intellectual disability is unknown. (
  • However, children with intellectual disabilities can learn to do many things. (
  • What are the signs of intellectual disability in children? (
  • There are many different signs of intellectual disability in children. (
  • In children with severe or profound intellectual disability, there may be other health problems as well. (
  • In two-thirds of all children who have intellectual disability, the cause is unknown. (
  • The disruptions in daily life caused by the virus pandemic are a particularly trying ordeal for children with disabilities and the people who love and are caring for them confined at home while special-needs schools and support programs remain closed. (
  • Adults with developmental disabilities are adults and should never be treated like big children. (
  • Most children with intellectual disabilities can learn. (
  • IDEA is the federal law that guides how early intervention and special education services are provided to infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. (
  • Research shows that children with disabilities are even more likely to be the victims of bullying than their peers without special needs. (
  • Northumbria University researchers have developed pioneering screening questionnaires to help the identification of intellectual disability in children, adolescents and adults. (
  • Early identification of intellectual disability can enable children to receive timely and appropriate healthcare, in addition to the educational and social support they need - improving their social, adaptive and cognitive functioning and overall life chances. (
  • This groundbreaking work has led to the development of the Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ) for adults and the Child and Adolescent Intellectual Disability Screening Questionnaire (CAIDS-Q) for children and young people. (
  • Children with intellectual disabilities may fail to reach developmental milestones in their communications, behavior, play, movement, or learning which will prompt a parent or physician to ask for a comprehensive evaluation. (
  • Children and adults with developmental (intellectual) and learning difficulties may exhibit delayed cognitive development. (
  • A first-of-its-kind blood test that can help diagnose intellectual disabilities and developmental delays in children is getting the go-ahead from the Food and Drug Administration. (
  • Two to three precent of U.S. children have some form of intellectual disability, according to the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics. (
  • This observed immunologic distinction between mothers of children with ASD+ID from mothers of children with ASD-noID or DD suggests that the intellectual disability associated with ASD might be etiologically distinct from DD without ASD. (
  • Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among children aged 8 years-autism and developmental disabilities monitoring network, 11 sites, United States, 2010. (
  • The I/DD Licensing Unit of the Office of Licensing and Regulatory Oversight endorses, certifies and licenses agencies and organizations that provide services in out-of-home settings for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (
  • In this paper, we examine parental intellectual disability and the common risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect to understand if and why parents with intellectual disability are at heightened risk of abusing or neglecting their children. (
  • ARUP offers the following primary tests for autism and intellectual disability. (
  • The world has learned to associate autism with the color blue but beyond that the very serious realities of those with autism and intellectual disability, those who are very low functioning, those who are self injurious, those who wonder away, some never to return alive, are rarely spoken of in the rah rah fund raising promotions which mark the onset of World Autism Awareness Day. (
  • What we need to be able to demonstrate is that the impairment has an impact on the performance of the sport," says Jan Burns, head of eligibility at Inas, the international federation for athletes with an intellectual disability. (
  • Intellectual disability (ID) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder with an onset of cognitive impairment before the age of 18 years and is characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviour. (
  • People with intellectual impairment often have difficulty processing speech, especially in noise, and in locating the source of a sound. (
  • A developmental disability is attributed to a cognitive or physical impairment that results in limitations in an area such as self-care, language and mobility. (
  • • Cognitive impairment is present in about 80% of persons diagnosed with Autism and general intellectual functioning is most often below average . (
  • The third level is severe intellectual disability. (
  • Someone with severe intellectual disability needs a lot of help and can only do simple things. (
  • Moderate and severe intellectual disability can be seen before a child starts school. (
  • In addition, three quarters of ASD patients also manifest severe intellectual disability. (
  • PDD are more frequent in people with severe intellectual disability (ID). (
  • A specific learning disability is a classification including several disorders in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors, but sometimes caused by stroke or other medical problems. (
  • No. The evaluation and classification intellectual disability is a complex issue. (
  • He has been a member of the working group on Classification of Intellectual Disabilities of the WHO International Advisory Group for the revision of ICD-11. (
  • Biomarkers, behavior, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. (
  • A psychologist's assessment verifying that the competitor meets the WHO criteria is submitted to a National Eligibility officer, then checked by two or three independent psychologists from an eligibility committee assembled by Inas, the international federation for para-athletes with an intellectual disability. (
  • Social Work Practice and Intellectual Disability identifies and discusses: the changing definitions of intellectual disability, also called 'learning disability'the theory and practice of working with people with intellectual disabilities and their familiesthe core tasks of assessment, planning, monitoring and reviewthe values of participation and inclusion in action Illustrated with numerous case studies, discussion points and clear explanations, this addition to the Practical Social Work Series is an indispensable resource. (
  • This textbook provides a state of the art of the knowledge on the prevalence, risk and etiological factors, clinical features, assessment procedures and tools, diagnostic criteria, treatment, and prognosis of the psychiatric disorders encountered in people with intellectual disability (ID) and low-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD). (
  • He said people with disabilities and their caregivers can approach special education schools, or disability care services such as the day activity centres, to have the assessment done onsite. (
  • Intellectual functions are defined under DSM-V as reasoning, problem‑solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning, and learning from instruction and experience, and practical understanding confirmed by both clinical assessment and standardized tests. (
  • Intellectual disability is a lifelong condition that begins before the age of 18 and is characterised by limitations in intellectual functioning (generally indicated by an IQ under 70) and difficulties with one or more life skills. (
  • An intellectual disability is characterized by limitations in intellectual functioning and difficulties in everyday social and practical skills. (
  • Preventing exposure to lead, mercury, and other toxins reduces the risk of disability. (
  • Avoiding exposure to these toxins reduces the risk of developing an intellectual disability. (