Chapter Five. Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities. Defining Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disability. Terminology: Intellectual functioning Adaptive behaviors Developmental period Adaptive skill areas.
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Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
Social and Behavioral
-friendshipsCharacteristics of Individuals with Mental Retardation or Intellectual Disabilities
IEP teams must consider:
student and family preferences, student’s age and years left in school, rate of learning, current and future settings, other skill needs
Early intervention can be defined as the services and supports rendered to children with disabilities or those who evidence risk factors, younger than age 5, and their families.