mental handicap

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mental handicap

a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
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There he would take the time to visit, play with and present small gifts to Korean children who suffered from severe physical and mental handicaps. They had been largely abandoned by their own families.
In particular, students with observable disabilities - language or hearing impairments or mild mental handicaps - reported the highest levels of bullying others and being bullied themselves.
A reprint from 1967, this volume studies the experiences of people in one physical rehabilitation program who have been judged unable to live on their own due to physical or mental handicaps and have no family, friends, or social agents willing to give them a home.
He was Adolf Hitler's personal physician, one of the people most responsible for the so-called "Euthanasia Program," which was no less than the murder of children and adults with physical and mental handicaps. He became the General Commissioner for Health and Sanitation during the last phase of the war, with far-reaching power and authority, and finally was the most important figure in the postwar "Physicians' Trial" at Nuremberg.
Uptown Bill's is a crazy version of Cheers, a place where people with physical and mental handicaps can hang out, a place "where everybody knows your name." Ed, 60 years old, has cerebral palsy.
A "must-have" for educators and parents responsible for a child with Down syndrome, Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better is also a valuable supplement for anyone teaching communication skills to young people with different types of mental handicaps.
Kearney, who has physical and mental handicaps, was jailed for a total of three years - two of which will be served on probation - and banned from having access to the Internet and a webcam and working with children.
These are likely to be older children and may have physical and mental handicaps, or need to be placed with brothers and sisters they cannot be parted from.
That is a particular problem when there are no other relatives and they read stories in the newspapers about possible cutbacks in services for those who suffer from mental handicaps.
Many of the abused children were targeted because of physical or mental handicaps, the report concluded.
Members are contracted to government to provide services to vulnerable people including those with mental handicaps, children and families, people in community justice programs, day cares and other childhood-related programs.
Serious birth defects, mental handicaps, heart problems and spina bifida cases are three times the average.