retardation


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Synonyms for retardation

the condition or fact of being made late or slow

Synonyms for retardation

a decrease in rate of change

the extent to which something is delayed or held back

any agent that retards or delays or hinders

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the act of slowing down or falling behind

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Home for adults with mental retardation Podgumer, : 6.
After the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole refused to commute Hill's sentence to life without parole in July 2012, one of the three psychiatrists who originally said the prisoner did not meet the criteria for mental retardation contacted Kammer to say he was concerned about his previous diagnosis.
His lawyers have appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that the standard Texas courts use to determine mental retardation is unreasonable and asking the court to clarify how states should gauge mental competency for execution.
Pillay and Sargent (5) evaluated 10 rape survivors with possible mental retardation over the 12-month period ending 30 September 1999.
The scientists specifically found that the "fragile X mental retardation protein", which plays a crucial role in the cellular processes involved in learning and memory, needs five other proteins to function normally.
The group homes are intended to enable the state to close four of its six institutions for people with mental retardation as well as comply with a settlement agreement reached in the federal Rolland case.
Fundamentally, they show that the mental retardation results form several developmental, structural, and biochemical primary alterations in different neuronal cell types, caused by the presence of three copies of chromosome 21.
As Lon Mitchell, director of public affairs at the Lucas County (Ohio) Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, told my local newspaper, "One of the arguments against changing our name is, 'Will people who support those levies understand what we're asking for if we don't have the understandable name on the ballot?
We use the term mental retardation when referring to questionnaire items and students' responses to items, as well as in the results.
These vascular malformations can cause several neurologic abnormalities, including seizures, mental retardation, hemiparesis, and behavioral disorders.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR), a 130-year-old association representing developmental disability professionals worldwide, has changed its name to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), establishing a new standard in disability terminology and making way for a more socially acceptable way of addressing people with intellectual disabilities.
The bills said the determination should be made after trial in potential death penalty cases where the defendant claims retardation.
High levels of ozone can put babies at risk for intrauterine growth retardation, the researchers said.
Dental students' experiences with and attitudes toward people with mental retardation.
Wehmeyer, Kelchner, and Richards (1996) evaluated four essential characteristics of self-determinaed behavior of 407 individuals with mental retardation.