Intellectual disabilities (IDs) are sometimes misdiagnosed as Learning Disabilities or attention disorders. IDs are different, and they can result in functional limitations in daily life. Special accommodations are often available for children with IDs.
Intellectual disabilities (IDs) affect a child’s intellectual and adaptive abilities. Nearly 6.5 million people in the US are diagnosed with an ID. You might recognize ID in your child by their delay in learning to sit-up, crawl, walk, or speak, their poor memory, trouble understanding social rules or problem solving, among other behaviors. Fortunately, once diagnosed, special accommodations are often available for children with IDs, and both the child and parents can learn skills to thrive with the ID.
MARS Memory-Health Network has the expertise to diagnose and help treat your child’s IDs. If you suspect that your child has an ID, call MARS Memory-Health Network for an evaluation.