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 % ...