What are the signs of intellectual disability in children?
Signs may appear during infancy, or they may not be noticeable until a child reaches school age. It often depends on the severity of the disability. Some of the most common signs of intellectual disability are:
Rolling over, sitting up, crawling, or walking late
Talking late or having trouble with talking
Slow to master things like potty training, dressing, and feeding himself or herself
Difficulty remembering things
Inability to connect actions with consequences
Behavior problems such as explosive tantrums
Difficulty with problem-solving or logical thinking
Students with learning disabilities struggle with schoolwork in many ways. Some with reading, others with math, memory, organization or writing. Assistive technology (AT) can enable them to be more independent learners.