Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment


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Intellectual disability is usually diagnosed before age 18, and is characterized by _____.

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1. A mother brings her child to a doctor to discuss some questions she has regarding her son's development. The doctor notes a low IQ and some issues with communication with the young child, and eventually arrives at a diagnosis of an intellectual disability. What is LIKELY NOT a possible cause of this child's disability?

2. Which of the following is TRUE about an IEP, or Individualized Educational Program?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess intellectual disabilities. You will be quizzed on mental retardation and its four levels.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Mental retardation
  • Diagnosing intellectual disabilities
  • Four levels of intellectual disabilities
  • Causes of intellectual disabilities
  • Characteristics of an IEP

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related intellectual disabilities lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the four levels of intellectual disabilities and the symptoms of each level
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of intellectual disabilities

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson Intellectual Disabilities: Definition, Levels, Causes, Prevention & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what an intellectual disability is
  • Review the four levels of intellectual disabilities from mild to severe
  • Understand the causes and treatment of intellectual disabilities such as genetics, trauma and lead poisoning