Mental Retardation Suggestions

(Also Known As: Retardation Suggestions, Down Syndrome Suggestions, Learning Disability Suggestions, Mentally Retarded Suggestions, Borderline Mental Retardation Suggestions, Autism Mental Retardation Suggestions)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Suggestions on Mental Retardation

Coping with mental retardation can be difficult and frustrating. Intellectual disability can be a life long condition. However, there is something that you can do in order to successfully cope and manage mental retardation.

  1. Foster a harmonious relationship in the family. This is where everything starts as far as the individual is concerned. Before the individual with mental retardation goes out and socializes with their environment, the family serves as the foundation and training ground so it is important that the relationship within the family must be established.
  2. Educate and keep yourself updated about mental retardation By knowing its symptoms, causes, and other circumstances around mental retardation, you can help your family member with mental retardation manage their disability and restore some normal functioning. There are plenty of books and literature that are available focusing on mental retardation.
  3. Seek the advice of medical experts and professionals. They can help you out on the aspect of symptoms and treatment. Understanding the medical jargon can be a challenge for you and asking the experts can help you understand the condition of your loved-one more clearly.

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Asperger's Syndrome – restricted social interaction, repetitive behavior, non-verbal communication deficit, lacking empathy, clumsiness
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – neurobehavioral developmental disorder, inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, chronic childhood disorder
Autism – impaired social interaction, communication deficit, brain developmental disorder
Childhood Disintegrative Disorder – developmental delay in language, motor skills and social function, autism, delayed motor skills
Learning Disorders – delayed development of functional skills, difficulty in organization of thoughts, academic skill deficits
Rett's Disorder – cognitive impairment, reduced socialization skills, lack of social interest
Selective Mutism – reluctant to speak even with speech ability, anxiety, autism, Asperger’s Syndrome