What is Intellectual Disability?
Individuals with intellectual disability do not function as expected for their age. They may have difficulties with learning, problem solving, and functioning in daily life. Intellectual disability can start anytime before the age of 18. It impacts people in different ways and the level of severity can range from mild to profound. Many times, the reason for intellectual disability is unknown but some common causes are genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome or Fragile X syndrome.
If you are concerned that your child could have an intellectual disability, please review the list of signs below. Discuss these signs with your pediatrician or primary care provider.
Some symptoms of intellectual disability include:
- Difficulties learning to read, write, and do math
- Difficulties remembering things or solving problems
- Difficulties using language and communicating
- Social immaturity
- Slow to learn how to speak, walk, use the toilet, bathe, and dress
How Can SCLARC Help?
SCLARC is a resource provider for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
- Intake Assessment
- Case Management Services