18th August 2020

Intellectual Disability/Intellectual Developmental Disorder (ID/IDD), formerly known as “Mental Retardation” is a neurodevelopmental disorder (onset in childhood/adolescence). It includes both intellectual and adaptive functioning deficits in conceptual, social and practical domains. Thus problem solving, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning, and learning from experience become slow and difficult along with limited functioning in communication, social...

18th August 2020

It is important to note that the difficulty is with motivation and not intellect or ability. Possible deficits in academic or working capacity come about as a result of inattention as secondary outcomes but can be managed and worked around.

16th August 2020

Specific learning disorders refer to difficulties in acquiring and using specific academic skills like reading (includes accuracy of reading, fluency, and ability to comprehend what is read), mathematics (includes counting, number sense, and mathematical reasoning), or writing (spelling/grammar errors, poor organization and lack of clarity in written expression). The common/alternate names for these conditions are...