Learning Objectives

After reading Chapter 6, you should be able to:

6.1 Summarize the key elements of the AAIDD definitions of intellectual disability from 1961 to 2010.

6.2 Describe the concepts of intellectual ability and adaptive behavior.

6.3 Explain four ways of classifying individuals with intellectual disability.

 6.4 List examples of pre-, peri-, and postnatal causes of intellectual disability.

6.5 Identify representative learning and social/behavioral characteristics of persons with intellectual disability.

6.6 List the key features of the following instructional strategies: task analysis, cooperative learning, and scaffolding.

6.7 Outline various low-, mid-, and high-tech devices that can support students with intellectual disability.

6.8 Describe the goals of early intervention for young children with intellectual disability.

6.9 Discuss contemporary services for adults with intellectual disability.