History of Intellectual Disability

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The first known recorded mention of people with an intellectual disability dates back to:

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1. In the Middle Ages, people with intellectual disabilities were more likely to be:

2.

As industrialization and urbanization spread across the U.S. in the 19th century, people with intellectual disabilities were blamed for:

I. Crime

II. Poverty

III. Forest fires

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When were intellectual disabilities first recognized? How were people with these types of disabilities regarding in the early 19th century? These are among the facts you will need to be familiar with when answering the questions found in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics you can expect to be tested on when using this assessment include:

  • When the first recordings of intellectual disabilities began
  • How people with intellectual disabilities were treated during the Middle Ages
  • What people with intellectual disabilities were blamed for when industrialization and urbanization spread
  • What was likely to happen to people with these types of disabilities during the early 20th century
  • Who established the President's Committee on Intellectual Disabilities

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as how far back in history recordings of intellectual disabilities began
  • Information recall - remember who created the President's Committee on Intellectual Disabilities
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the treatment of people with disabilities during the Middle Ages, 19th century and early 20th century

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson titled History of Intellectual Disability to get more detailed information about this topic. This lesson will teach you:

  • A definition of intellectual disability
  • Different ways people with intellectual disabilities were treated prior to the 1700s
  • What program Edouard Seguin established in Paris
  • What research during the mid-20th century revealed about intellectual disabilities
  • Current practices regarding intellectual disabilities in the U.S.
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