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|There are literally hundreds of different disorders which include mental retardation as one characteristic...
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Emotional disorders among people with mental retardation are common, and particularly so for those who have multiple handicaps - mental retardation and other disabilities. Imagine what it would be like not to be able to communicate your thoughts and feelings to other people.
Never, never believe that just because a person has mental retardation that he or she cannot learn. Although mental retardation cannot be cured, in a nurturing, patient environment children, and adults, can learn many important skills. A child who is mentally retarded takes longer to develop the average skills of a child his age. Exactly how much longer varies from one person to the next. He takes longer to learn how to become toilet-trained, read, and speak. The child finds it hard to understand proper social interactions and use manners correctly. He is slower to learn health and safety, so often needs closer supervision than other children of his age. All lifestyle “rules” are learned slower, forgotten or difficult to absorb.
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