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Joseph Nix - Elizabeth's Story

by JosephNix488
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Beginning readers

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Joseph Nix - Elizabeth's Story

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Definition of Intellectual Disability

Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18.

Elizabeth's Child Behavior Checklist

Elizabeth is always friendly with other students.Elizabeth is sometimes liked by students in her class.Elizabeth often tells lies.Elizabeth is often defiant when asked to perform tasks with which she is uncomfortable.Elizabeth rarely or never cries in class.Elizabeth always comes to school with her homework and supplies.Elizabeth often makes up stories about her parents.Elizabeth sometimes brings toys to school.

Support for the Intellectually Disabled

Supports include the resources and individual strategies necessary to promote the development, education, interests, and well-being of a person. Supports can come from family, friends and community or from a service system. Job coaching is an example of a support provided by a service system. Supports can also be provided by a parent, sibling, friend, teacher or any other person, such as a co-worker who provides a little extra support to someone on the job. Supports are provided in many settings, and a “setting” or location by itself is not a support.

Prevalence

According to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, an estimated seven to eight million Americans of all ages experience an intellectual disability. Intellectual disabilities (intellectual developmental disorder, formerly mental retardation) affect about one in ten families in the United States.


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