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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is a term used when a person has difficulty with certain skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills.

What is Intellectual Disability ?

A child with an intellectual disability learns and develops more slowly than a typical child. It may take longer for a child with an intellectual disability to learn to speak, walk, or perform daily tasks than other children his or her age. Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability.

How is Intellectual Disability treated?

There is no cure for intellectual disabilities. However, most children with an intellectual disability can learn to do many things. Providers such as pediatricians, neurologists, educational specialists, speech-language pathologists, and psychologists or psychiatrists can help to develop treatment plans.

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