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Intellectual disability (formerly called mental retardation) is
a decreased ability to think and learn. It’s caused by a problem with how the
The diagnosis is based on intelligence quotient (IQ)
tests and a child's learning problems.
The disability can range
from mild to severe. People who have intellectual disability may have a hard
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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