Mild Intellectual Disabilities

"Defined by the Ministry of Education as:

Mild intellectual disability: a learning disorder characterized by:
  • an ability to profit educationally within a regular class with the aid of considerable curriculum modification and supportive service;
  • an inability to profit educationally within a regular class because of slow intellectual development;
  • a potential for academic learning, independent social adjustment, and economic self-support.
Characteristics of MID
  • Delays in Cognitive Development
  • Difficulties with Appropriate Social Relationships
  • Delays in Adaptive Skill Areas
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Difficulties Understanding Abstract Concepts"
(Source: http://www.ugdsb.on.ca/odss/spec%20ed/mid.htm)

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