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Here you will discover the different aspects of Mental retardation (MR) and the various assistive technology devices that can aid in their learning environment.

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High Incidence Disabilities
need an example of a specific disability of a mental retardation student and how can Assistive Technology support a mental retardation student.

Mental Retardation (Intellectual Disability)

Definition: Significantly below-average general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with deficit in adaptive behavior, and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child's educational performance. Intellectual disability has deficits in cognitive ability and adaptive behaviors are not primarily caused by visual or auditory deficits, motor deficits, emotional disability, learning disability, or environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage.

Characteristics: A student with Mental Retardation will meet ALL the following:

• "Look" different from peers of the same age group
• Need services at a pervasive level, typically throughout ...

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