mental retardation

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mental retardation

n. Often Offensive
Intellectual disability.

mental retardation

n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the condition of having a low intelligence quotient (below 70)

men′tal retarda′tion


n.
a developmental disorder characterized in varying degrees by a subnormal ability to learn, a substantially low IQ, and impaired social adjustment.
[1900–15]

mental retardation

Below-average intellectual ability resulting from genetic defect, brain injury, or disease, and usually present from birth or early infancy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental retardation - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
mental defectiveness, abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
mental deficiency, moronity - mild mental retardation
amentia, idiocy - extreme mental retardation
imbecility - retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
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As a result, schoolchildren with moderate mental retardation present the impossibility of playing and practicing sports games and sports, because of the demands reflected in them.
5 years with a diagnosis of moderate mental retardation also revealed signs and symptoms of autism.
2] They have borderline to moderate mental retardation, have impaired speech and language, [3] and exhibit more behavioral disturbances than individuals with other intellectual disabilities,[4] including excessive interest in food, skin picking, difficulty with changes in routine, temper tantrums, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, and mood fluctuations.
Redha bin Hassan Sulaiman, Chairman of the Association for the Welfare of Children with Disabilities said that the proposed center will meet the needs of children between 6 and 13 years old and who suffer from mild to moderate mental retardation, audio, physical or double disability.
by ONA The proposed centre will meet the needs of children between 6 and 13 years old and who suffer from mild to moderate mental retardation, audio, physical or double disability.
He had moderate mental retardation according to the "Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children".
Majid bin Ali Al Nuaimi, a special committee was formed to develop the curricula of students with moderate mental retardation in cooperation with the neighbouring countries.
Class IQ Profound mental retardation < 20 Severe mental retardation 20-34 Moderate mental retardation 35-49 Mild mental retardation 50-69 Borderline intellectual 70-80 functioning
The objective of these newer sheltered settings is more inclusive than the traditional settings as their intent is to provide young adults with mild to moderate mental retardation greater opportunity to interact with persons without disabilities while receiving training.
Emily Murray teaches a class of students with autism, while her co-worker, Ericka Ventura, teaches students with mild to moderate mental retardation.

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