An analysis of the factors of mental retardation in the human society

In general, this includes teaching assertiveness skills or behavior management techniques as well as how to ask for help from neighbors, extended family, or day-care staff. IQ, Social development, Stanford Binet intelligence scale, Vineland social maturity scale Mental retardation MR is one of the most distressing handicaps in any society.

Distinction from other disabilities Clinicallyintellectual disability is a subtype of cognitive deficit or disabilities affecting intellectual abilitieswhich is a broader concept and includes intellectual deficits that are too mild to properly qualify as intellectual disability, or too specific as in specific learning disabilityor acquired later in life through acquired brain injuries or neurodegenerative diseases like dementia.

The self-advocacy movement promotes the right of self-determination and self-direction by people with intellectually disabilities, which means allowing them to make decisions about their own lives. Out of persons surveyed, 1, were in private dwellings, in jails, and in asylums, with men representing nearly two thirds of the number surveyed.

Exposure to poisons like lead or mercury may also affect mental ability. There are also many agencies and programs for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

It was found that there was significant relationship between the measures of social maturity scale and the IQ of the subjects. This group was known in UK law from to —60 as feeble-minded.

Some of these institutions provided a very basic level of education such as differentiation between colors and basic word recognition and numeracybut most continued to focus solely on the provision of basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter.

Hence the social functioning of these children is found to be affected, and this is closely related to degree of impairment. There are four broad areas of intervention that allow for active participation from caregivers, community members, clinicians, and of course, the individual s with an intellectual disability.

The noun retard is particularly seen as pejorative; a BBC survey in ranked it as the most offensive disability-related word, ahead of terms such as spastic or its abbreviation spaz and mong. Until the middle of the 20th century, people with intellectual disabilities were routinely excluded from public education, or educated away from other typically developing children.

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It encompasses intellectual scores, adaptive functioning scores from an adaptive behavior rating scale based on descriptions of known abilities provided by someone familiar with the person, and also the observations of the assessment examiner who is able to find out directly from the person what he or she can understand, communicate, and such like.

Further it was found that with increasing severity of retardation, social development also decreases and age does not have any effect on social development.

Thus investigation of factors that may facilitate or inhibit social development assumes particular importance. Although there is no specific medication for intellectual disability, many people with developmental disabilities have further medical complications and may be prescribed several medications.

This affects the names of schools, hospitals, societies, government departments, and academic journals. They also found that the level of social development varies with the intellectual level among persons with mental retardation, or a wide range of family and environmental variables may also influence social development.

The sample included 19 males and 16 females. Alternative definitions of these terms based on IQ were also used.

Intellectual disability

Diseases like whooping coughmeaslesor meningitis can cause intellectual disability if medical care is delayed or inadequate. They may learn some ADLs, but an intellectual disability is considered severe or profound when individuals are unable to independently care for themselves without ongoing significant assistance from a caregiver throughout adulthood.

It is not specific to congenital disorders such as Down syndrome. According to Willis, the anatomical problems could be either an inborn condition or acquired later in life. As adults, they may work in a sheltered workshop. Table 1 Characteristics of the study population Variables.

People with developmental disabilities learn throughout their lives and can obtain many new skills even late in life with the help of their families, caregivers, clinicians and the people who coordinate the efforts of all of these people. Negative stereotypes were prominent in social attitudes of the time.

Social development of children with mental retardation

Their request was granted in the s, when the World Health Organization agreed that the term should cease being used within the medical community. Z for the "unspecified" diagnosis code.Factors of Mental Retardation.

or factors contributing to, mental retardation. Mental retardation can be prevented by. 1. Genetic counseling - determining the risk of a couple having a mentally retarded baby by checking to see if either parent have relatives who are mentally retarded. it can be said that society has come a very long.

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Kohei Oka; Toshiaki Miura. Author Affiliations. Kohei Oka. Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University.

Department of Applied Cognitive Psychology, and Research Fellow of the Japan. Social development of children with mental retardation has implications for prognosis. The present study evaluated whether the social maturity scale alone can reflect on the social maturity, intellectual level and consequent adjustment in family and society of children with mental retardation.

It. Throughout much of human history, society was unkind to those with any type of disability, and people with intellectual disability were commonly viewed as burdens on their families. The term mental retardation was a diagnostic term denoting the group of disconnected categories of mental functioning such as idiot, behavioral risk factors.

Mental Retardation and Society: The Ethics and Politics of Normalization Susan Rose-Ackerman maintenance of a responsive residential environment which protects human and civil rights and which contributes to the expeditious return of the individual to normal community applied to mental retardation, but that other classes of theories do.

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