Intellectual disability is a serious and disabling condition that can affect a person’s ability to understand, reason, reason clearly, and reason clearly.
Intellectual disability can be caused by a variety of different conditions, including:A learning disability,such as dyslexia, intellectual delay, or other cognitive impairment that prevents a person from developing a coherent and consistent understanding of a particular topic, task, or problem;A developmental delay that is associated with the physical or mental impairments of the person, such as autism or learning disabilities; orA learning disorder that affects a person, that has caused a significant disruption in the person’s social or academic functioning.
A learning impairment is an impairment that causes a person to have difficulties learning new skills or abilities.
For example, people with learning disabilities can struggle to learn new information and engage in a range of activities.
The impairment can result in a lack of interest in new ideas, difficulty using new tools, difficulty concentrating, difficulty reading new information, and difficulty working.
In some cases, a person with intellectual disability may also have a learning disability.
However, in most cases, the impairment is not related to a learning disorder and does not affect the ability to learn.
An intellectual disability can affect the person with an intellectual disability in many different ways.
For instance, people who have intellectual disabilities may be unable to communicate, read, write, or read, even though they can understand some language.
They may have trouble working out tasks or problems with math and other tasks, such the ability, for example, to distinguish between numbers, letters, or symbols.
Or they may not be able to follow directions or follow through with plans.
For some, the difficulty with speech and other basic functions of the body and mind may be reduced or even disappear entirely.
Some people with intellectual disabilities, such people who do not have a language or who cannot speak, may have problems learning to do other things, such in the arts or sports.
People with intellectual disorders are also at higher risk for physical and mental illnesses.
In addition, people diagnosed with intellectual or developmental disabilities are more likely to have mental health problems.
For a person who has a learning or intellectual disability, mental health care can be especially important because intellectual disability is the third leading cause of death in children.
Some people with mental health issues also have other health problems, such diabetes and heart disease.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities may also be at higher-risk for infections, such from food-borne pathogens and from the air, water, and soil.
Many people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities experience difficulty learning new things.
For them, learning new information may seem difficult.
Some may have difficulty with reading or writing.
Some have trouble learning to speak, even if they are able to communicate clearly.
People may have difficulties remembering information.
Some students with intellectual deficits may have a difficulty with working with computers.
And some may not know how to use computers or the Internet.
For some, intellectual disabilities are the only source of challenges in their lives.
Many people with Intellectual Disability have been able to achieve their goals, but some do not know when to stop.
It is also important to note that the ability of people with disability to learn, write and communicate depends on the type of impairment and its underlying cause.
For more information on intellectual disabilities and intellectual health, go to www.mentalhealth.gov.