Mental retardation

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  • Differentiate Between Delirium And Dementia

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    ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY Student’s name Prof’s name Course title Date Qsn. 1 Differentiate between delirium and dementia Delirium is also referred to acute state of confusion that presents in three forms. Its symptoms are severe confusion and bewilderment in the hyperactive form it is also characterized by an equally sudden pulling out from dealings with friends and the rest of the outside world. In the third form that is mixed delirium all these symptoms occur in an individual, it

  • Research Paper On Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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    pregnancy. This problem has gathered the increasing attention of the medical establishment in recent years. Although it is difficult to properly diagnose in the newborn infant, studies have shown that fetal alcohol syndrome results in a number of mental and physical symptoms, such as below normal birth weight, length, and I.Q. Children born with the syndrome are also found to have a number of learning disabilities. Some of these disabilities are related to nursing, and thus they can seriously affect

  • The Genetic Factors of Learning Disabilities Essay

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    important to note that this does not mean that the individual has less intelligence; it means that their brain or body is wired in a way that hinders or prevents development of a certain tasks. Many people often confuse learning disabilities with mental retardation but while both words describe similar conditions, the term learning disability and learning disorder are used to describe conditions that affect development in certain cognitive areas in otherwise healthy developed individuals. Millions of

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Essay

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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) refers to a group of physical and mental birth defects resulting from a women’s drinking alcohol heavily or at crucial stages during pregnancy. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was first named and treated in the late 1960's. This condition results from the toxic effect of alcohol and its chemical factors on the developing fetus. FAS is the leading cause of mental retardation occurring in 1 out of every 750 births. The frequency of FAS occurs about 1.9 times out of every 1000 births

  • The Genetic Mutation Fragile X Syndrome Essay

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    The genetic mutation Fragile X syndrome is the most commonly inherited form of intellectual disability. Because the disease was first studied in 1943 by British physician James Purdon Martin and British human geneticist named Julia Bell, Fragile X is also referred to as Martin-Bell syndrome. Though it was not until 1969 that scientist Herbert Lubs discovered what exactly causes Fragile X syndrome. He explained that those who obtain the mutation will possess an X chromosome with an unusual gap

  • The Pros And Cons Of Eugenics In Society

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    Do people with mental illness and in low socio-economic classes deserve to have children? In the 1927 Supreme Court case known as Buck v. Bell (1927), the answer was no. Dr. John Bell was a man who advocated for eugenics. Carrie Buck was a “feeble minded” woman. Eugenics is the serialization or eliminated of a person or race for a trait they share. Using this method, humanity would grow stronger as the weak were weeded out. This was a new and popular idea around the turn of the 20th century. For

  • Developmental Disability : A Diverse Group Of Chronic Conditions

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    Developmental disability is a diverse group of chronic conditions that are due to mental or physical impairments. Developmental disabilities cause individuals living with them many difficulties in certain areas of life, especially in language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. Developmental disabilities are usually identified early in childhood and will probably persist throughout the individual’s lifespan. This paper will identify the various aspects of how developmental

  • The Importance Of Politically Correct

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    The first, to accuse the person’s mental skills are impaired and to taunt the impairment. The secondary effect is to imply that all people who are impaired mentally should be ashamed and ridiculed. The continuous use of the term in a derogatory manner, whether in the schoolyard or a working environment, leads to the negative connotation retard contains. Many terms that pertain to mental disabilities have been replaced. The term began its existence as a medical

  • Disability and the Abecedarian Project

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    Most recent studies have shown that between 1-3 percent of Americans have intellectual disabilities. Many factors are involved with the cause of intellectual disabilities such as physical, genetic and social. A few common genetic conditions are Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome and Prader-Will Syndrome. It is important for maternal mothers to understand that their health is critical to a child's intellectual development and for them to recognize pre & postnatal factors. Maternal Mothers who are exposed

  • Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

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    INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT IDEA - - - - A law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. http://idea.ed.gov/ IDEA -Was originally enacted by Congress in 1975 to ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate