Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to…

5.1 Describe the key features of Intellectual Disability and the way in which children with this condition can vary in terms of their adaptive functioning.

Differentiate Intellectual Disability from Global Developmental Delay.

List and provide examples of challenging behaviors shown by some children with
developmental disabilities.

5.2  Distinguish between Organic and Cultural-Familial Intellectual Disability.

Explain how genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors can lead to developmental disabilities in children.

5.3 Identify evidence-based techniques to prevent and treat developmental disabilities.

Apply learning theory to reduce challenging behaviors in youths with developmental disabilities.