Mental retardation

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  • Mild Mental Retardation

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    Mild Mental Retardation Speech and Language Disorders Introduction: Mild mental retardation is a lifelong disability that limits both the intellectual function and the adaptive behavior during the period of development. It first appears in children under the age of 18 and occurs in 2.5-3% of the population. There are a number of factors that cause mental retardation and most of the causes are chromosomal, metabolic and environmental. Symptoms appear once the child is born and later in childhood

  • Mental Retardation

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    psychotherapies are based on a humanistic approach. There are a number of specific therapies used for particular disorders. Bibliography Mental Treatment. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. . Gray, Diane. "The History of Early Insane Asylums and Mental Illness." Web. 28 Mar. 2011.http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/221343/the_history_of_early_insane_asylums.html?cat=70. "Mental Illness: Facts, Discussion Forum, and Encyclopedia Article." AbsoluteAstronomy.com. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. . How mentally retarded people

  • Study on Mental Retardation

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    MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK ASSIGNMENT MALATHI PRIYANKA.R II MSW SUBMITTED ON 02/04/2013 CONTENT TOPICS | PG.NO | * Introduction * Medico-legal issues * Medico-legal issues in medical practice * Labelling a case as medico-legal case * Examples of Medico-legal issues * General guidelines for dealing with medico-legal cases * Precautions to be taken in medico-legal case * Consumer Protection Act and Medical Profession * Patient 's rights and Consumer Protection

  • Mental Retardation and Child Development

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    delays may follow different paths of development. Children with mental retardation have been found to pass through typical stages of development, such as Jean Piaget’s stages of cognitive development, but at a much slower rate. Burack, Hodapp, and Zigler (1998) however, contrast the idea that slowness

  • Special Education Essay

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    serve students with disabilities. It is important to understand the different types of disabilities, the characteristics of these disabilities, and causes; in order to ensure the success of students. This paper will define severe disabilities, mental retardation, traumatic brain injury, autism, and deaf-blindness. In addition, this paper will address the characteristics and causes of each disability. Definition of

  • The Oral Hygiene Maintenance Of An Disabled Children

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    effectively prevented and controlled through a combination of community, professional and individual action.1,2 According to DSM-5 ( Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders), Intellectual disability (ID), also called Intellectual development disorder (IDD) or General learning disability, and formerly known as mental retardation (MR), is a generalized neuro- developmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ score below

  • The Link Between Down Syndrome and Alzheimer's Disease Essay example

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    The individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that "all children with disabilities, including mental retardation, be educated to the maximum extent appropriate with students who are not disabled" (2). In an ideal world, society would have no problem following this decree, but the world is less than perfect and, therefore, stigmas are unfortunately attached to those suffering from mental disabilities, especially the mentally retarded. One has to question whether this group of people deserves

  • The Reproductive Rights of the Developmentally Disabled Essay

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    America. Mental retardation is defined as the inability to learn normally and develop mentally. Traditionally in America if a mentally retarded person was born to a family, that family had 2 choices- take care of the child at home, or it was strongly recommended that the child was sent to a state run institution or hospital. The state institution was where this person would spend his or her entire life. Unfortunately these hospitals were often huge warehouses of people with disabilities, or mental illnesses

  • 270 S. W3d 13 Summary

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    in failing to disregard the jury’s answer to the mental-retardation special issue and in denying the appellant’s motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict.” 270 S.W3d 13 (Tex. Cr. App. 2010). The petitioner argued that “because he introduced expert witnesses to demonstrate mental retardation and the State did not introduce its own expert witnesses in rebuttal, the trial court should have disregarded the jury’s answer to the mental-retardation special issue or granted his motion for judgment

  • Critical Review Sam I Am Essay

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    maintain his parental rights is one that is faced by the disabled community not only in the USA but abroad. They lack the support services needed to help them thrive and raise their children. According to O’Keeffe and O’Hara “little is known about the mental health needs of parents with intellectual disabilities.” (O'Keeffe, 2008) Sam exhibited the natural distress any parent would feel having their child forceable removed from their care. He fought the best battle he could against a well meaning social