CKSS Special Education: Mild Intellectual Disabilities

MID Explained

Mild intellectual disability - Characteristics:

  • 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: Education Corner)