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Flashcards in Learning Disability Deck (10):
1

What is learning disability?

Arrested or incomplete development of the mind, characterised by impaired skills that contribute to intelligence

2

What is the IQ cut off for learning disability?

IQ less than 70

3

What are the IQ parameters for mild learning disability?

IQ 50-69

4

What are the IQ parameters for moderate learning disability?

IQ 35-49

5

What are the IQ parameters for severe learning disability?

IQ 20-34

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What are the IQ parameters for profound learning disability?

IQ less than 20

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What is the most common form of learning disability?

Mild learning disability

8

What are the possible prenatal causes of learning disability?

Genetic mutations, chromosomal abnormality
Intrauterine infection
Toxicity (substance misuse)

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What are the possible perinatal causes of learning disability?

Traumatic birth
Anoxia

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What are the possible postnatal causes of learning disability?

Infection
Metabolic disturbance (hypoglycaemia)
Congenital hypothyroidism