Mental retardation

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  • 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

  • Educating Special Needs Students: I.E. Autism and Other Severe Disabilities

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    entitled Educating Special Needs Students, the author will discuss and several important issues, which will be the following; the defining of Mental Retardation a term the author despises, Autism, Severe Disabilities and Multiple Disabilities, also their causes, and the impact of these disabilities have on the education of students with Mental Retardation. In addition to the above mentioned, the essay will identify areas of curriculum, necessary for students with severe disabilities and will explain

  • Investigating The Victimization Of Persons With Mental Retardation Essay

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    Abstract This paper explores two published articles that investigate the victimization of persons with Mental Retardation (MR). Specifically, this paper examined the differences between MR and mental illness, the risk of victimization and the nature of victimization for persons with MR, factors contributing to the risk of victimization for persons with MR, and perpetrators of victimization against persons with MR. Studies have found several influences contributing to the risk of victimization for

  • Mentally Retarded Criminals Should Face the Death Penalty Essay

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    execution of mentally retarded defendants (Cook 869). I strongly concur with the United States Supreme Court's decision. I do not believe that mentally retarded defendants should be categorically exempt from the death penalty because of their retardation. I hold this position because IQ test results are sometimes unreliable, there are different degrees of understanding of right and wrong among mentally retarded

  • Fragile X Syndrome Essay

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    There are many forms of mental retardation. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines mental retardation as “a condition, usually congenital, characterized by subnormal intelligence” (Agnes, p404). Mental retardation can be caused by a certain birth defect due to a traumatic event during the mother’s pregnancy, or mental retardation can also be inherited. The most common inherited form of mental retardation is Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X Syndrome was identified in the year 1991. This disability

  • The Importance Of Adaptive Behavior

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    history of mental retardation and its definition. In the 19th century, mental retardation was recognized principally in terms of a number of factors that included awareness and understanding of surroundings, ability to engage in regular economic and social life, dependence on others, the ability to maintain one’s basic health and safety, and individual responsibility (Brockley, 1999). The assessment of adaptive behaviour became a formal part of the diagnostic nomenclature for mental retardation with the

  • Intellectual Disability Reflection Paper

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    has an intellectual disability, there are manners in which he thinks, acts, and may feel as a result of his symptoms. There are also certain levels of severity that range from mild, moderate, severe, and profound. For example, those with mild mental retardation may have slightly impaired motor skills, but, they are usually able to develop social skills and adults often can work to support themselves (Prater, 2017). On the other hand, individuals with severe an intellectual disability will typically

  • Essay On Fragile X Syndrome

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    Fragile X syndrome, also called Martin- Bell syndrome or Marker X syndrome is an incurable genetic condition characterized by inherited mental retardation, intellectual disability and learning disabilities. This is considered the second most common cause of genetically associated mental deficiencies, after trisomy 21. A notable feature of this disorder is that the penetrance shows an increase tendency with passing generations. Although this genetic disorder is incurable, life expectancy is not affected

  • Fragile X Research Paper

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    by Martin and Bell in 1943. Effects of this disorder can be, Physical development where the physical facial appearances will appear after puberty and the more they age. Also, mental ability like people with this disorder could have some behavioral problems for example, problem talking, hard to be social, and mental retardation. Overall people with this disorder health can be affecting the way they learn, how they communicate, and how they act. It is more common in males. Every 1 in 4,000 males will

  • The Pros And Cons Of Amnesty International

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    Amnesty International is the biggest non-governmental organization engaged in the protection of human rights. Through the years states became parties to many different international conventions and by their ratification promised to protect fundamental rights and freedoms. However, this is not always the case. One of the leading countries, which violate human rights, is the United States. Although United State is signatory to many different international agreements they do not follow their promises