developmental disability

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developmental disability

[də¦vel·əp‚ment·əl ‚dis·ə‚bil·əd·ē]
(medicine)
A substantial handicap or impairment originating before the age of 18 that may be expected to continue indefinitely.
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A Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary Program has to be: offered by an IHE; designed to support students with an intellectual disability seeking to continue their education and instruction in order to prepare for gainful employment; has an advising and curriculum structure; and allows students with an intellectual disability to participate with their non-disabled peers more than one-half the time.
Millennials, ages 18-34, are more likely than their older counterparts to know someone with an intellectual disability (66%) and have a greater understanding of what it means to have ID than older Americans.
She supported education in the disability sector at the Wellington Institute of Technology by sending staff on courses, offering the Dawn Trust as a placement, and more recently joined the teaching staff to lecture on intellectual disability.
Vincent and his team analyzed the genes of two families with intermarriage, one Austrian and one Pakistani, and identified a disruption in the METTL23 gene linked to mild recessive intellectual disability.
5 million birth records from 1982 and 2007 and followed-up whether children had a clinical diagnosis of autism or intellectual disability (defined as having an IQ below 70) up until 2009.
12) No controlled studies 12 have been performed on the use of light therapy in the treatment of depression with or without seasonal pattern in persons with intellectual disabilities, although the prevalence of mood disorders in persons with intellectual disability is estimated to be similar to or higher (8-10,21-24,29) than the prevalence in the general population.
A significant number of school-age children (13 percent) are not attending schools, and the majority of males with intellectual disability.
In 16 chapters, contributors from the US address psychiatric and medical assessment; neurologic conditions; traumatic brain injuries and co-occurring mental illness; interviewing techniques; mood, anxiety, psychotic, and personality disorders; aggression; psychotropic medications; psychotherapy; behavioral assessment and interventions; legal issues; and syndromes of intellectual disability.
Researchers looking for a genetic cause of intellectual disability have discovered that an excess of a protein called HUWE1 may be responsible.
OLDER fathers are the chief source of faulty genes linked to intellectual disability, a study has found.