Causes of Intellectual Disabilities

Causes of Intellectual Disabilities

For this task you are a special education administrator for students with intellectual disabilities.You will write a paper to help you analyze the evolved definition and contributing factor to the presence of intellectual disabilities. There are three parts you should include in this paper. All three parts will be submitted in one document:

Part I:

Identify and discuss the basic components of an old definition of mentally retardedfrom your readings, PL94-142, or a scholarly source. Next, identify and discuss the basic components of a contemporary definition of intellectual disabilities. Use findings from both definitions to compare and contrast how the diagnostic labels have changed, as well as how the definition has evolved, during the past four decades since the implementation of PL-94-142 (1974), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (1991), and through the 2000s.

Part II:

As a current or future leader in special education, you will be tasked with communicating with educators, parents, and local community members. Considering this audience, briefly describe why the terms have transformed over the years. Include at least two justifications for the latest shift in terminology to Intellectual Disability.

Part III:

Given your local living setting or other community of interest, discuss possible factors influencing or contributing to the cause of intellectual disabilities among students. Note how factors prevalent in your location may be particularly impactful. Include a brief description of your community (e.g., demographics), type (urban, suburban, or rural), ethnicity, and poverty rates.

Length: 7 pages, not including title and reference page. Please use and cite theis book Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities, Second Edition by Diane Browder. i do not have this book. Also use Essentials of intellectual disability assessment and identification by Alan Brue .


References: Minimum of 6 scholarly resources.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect doctoral-level writing and APA standards.……

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