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Special Needs Intelligence and Adaptive Behavior

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Why are intelligence and adaptive behavior used to measure intellectual disability? In your opinion, what other measures should be used?

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Intelligence and adaptive behavior is used to measure intellectual disabilities because these are given to see what a child can do compared to other children their age. ...

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How does one child compare to another relative to their age group? Because each child is different and some may be diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, intelligence tests may not the best choice to determine what the child actually understands and knows.

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