21st November 2019


What are the most common intellectual disabilities?

There are many causes of intellectual disability, factors include physical, genetic and/or social. The most common syndromes associated with intellectual disability are autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

In this manner, what are the different types of intellectual disability?

There are many types of intellectual disability which can involve difficulty communicating, learning, and retaining information.
  • Fragile X syndrome (FXS) FXS is the most common known cause of an inherited intellectual disability worldwide.
  • Developmental delay.
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

What is meant by the term intellectual disability?

Definition of Intellectual Disability. Intellectual disability is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills.
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