Intellectual and developmental disability
Genetic: Prenatal screening for genetic defects and genetic counseling for families at risk for known inherited disorders can decrease the risk of inherited mental retardation.
Social: Government nutrition programs are available to poor children in the first and most critical years of life. These programs can reduce retardation associated with malnutrition. Early intervention in situations involving abuse and poverty will also...Read more
My father has late-stage Lou Gehrig's disease. Actually, he's technically not my father since my stepfather legally became my father in an... Read more »
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Echolalia Children with autism may echo or repeat words or phrases they hear you say or that they heard on television. Echolalia can be... Read more »
Over the years, we have seen specials on television, read books and articles, all on Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity. More often than... Read more »