Language & Learning Implications
Key language implications in those with ID
- General delay in language development
- Have difficulty speaking
- Difficulty with memory
- Difficulty understanding social cues
- Problem solving impairments
- Delayed vocabulary and syntax development
- Most children do not develop noticeable symptoms until they are in preschool
- Poor personal care
- Poor organization (very noticeable in school)
- Poor competence in reading, writing, and math
- Impaired social judgement
- Likely to have behavioral problems
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