Mental Retardation (MR), is a generalized neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significantly impaired intellectual and adaptive functioning. It is defined by an IQ under 70 in addition to deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors that affect everyday.There are four levels of ID: mild, moderate, severe, and profound. Sometimes ID may be classified as “other” or “unspecified.” ID involves both a low IQ and problems adjusting to everyday life. There may also be learning, speech, social, and physical disabilities.
- Ailure to meet intellectual standards
- Sitting, crawling, or walking later than other children
- Problems learning to talk or trouble speaking clearly
- Memory problems
- Inability to understand the consequences of actions
- Inability to think logically
- Childish behavior inconsistent with the child’s age
- Lack of curiosity
- Learning difficulties
- IQ below 70
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Attention-seeking behavior
- Depression during adolescent and teen years
- Lack of impulse control.