mental retardation

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A study was carried out to explore job satisfaction among 112 female teachers working in the centers for children with mental retardation.
In 2002, the United States Supreme Court decided Atkins, holding that imposition of the death penalty for defendants with mental retardation violates the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
2 Mental retardation can be subdivided into syndromic forms, in which MR is associated with either dysmorphic features or malformations or neurological abnormalities.
But does a consensus of Texas citizens agree that all persons who might legitimately qualify for assistance under the social services definition of mental retardation be exempt from an otherwise constitutional penalty?
Ten years later, when I was working for the Chicago Board of Education, where I observed 274 Chicago public school children being referred for complete diagnoses, I again saw this phenomenon of mild mental retardation and minimal brain dysfunction, and wondered what could be the cause.
There is growing consensus among mental health professionals that children, adolescents and adults with mental retardation and other forms of mental illness are more vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation than the general population.
Since no similar study was conducted in Maharashtra, the present was conducted to have a bird's eye view of the burden of mental retardation in India.
They identified these proteins using an artificial system of increasing fragile X mental retardation protein in the eyes of fruit flies.
There are 701 people with mental retardation or disabilities such as brain injuries incurred between age 18 and 22 or cerebral palsy covered by the Rolland case, according to Larry Tummino, deputy commissioner of the Department of Mental Retardation.
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?
Items on the survey instrument included questions assessing present and prior contact with and exposure to mental retardation, as well as five inclusion-related attitude scales that reflect the major dimensions shown in Figure 1.
These vascular malformations can cause several neurologic abnormalities, including seizures, mental retardation, hemiparesis, and behavioral disorders.
In the report, "Economic Costs Associated with Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, and Vision Impairment--United States, 2003," the special education costs for hearing loss and vision impairment were incorrect.
Jeff and I have worked with people with mental retardation for many years.
The Seventh Annual Advanced Capital Cases Seminar, sponsored by the Florida Legislature's Commission on Capital Cases, will focus on the complicated area of mental retardation.
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