Intellectual Disability Resources

Do2Learn provides strategies for instruction of students with intellectual disabilities covering academics, socialization, daily living and behavior.

The Gulf Bend Center provides information on many syndromes associated with cognitive disabilities, instructional strategies and other resources.

The National Center for Special Education Research offers a wide array of information on education students with cognitive disabilities. Secondary School Experiences and Academic Performance of Students with Mental Retardation

Intellectual Disability. A term used when a person has certain limitations in mental functioning and in skills such as communicating, taking care of him or herself, and social skills. These limitations will cause a child to learn and develop more slowly than a typical child. Children with mental retardation may take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care of their personal needs such as dressing or eating. They are likely to have trouble learning in school. They will learn, but it will take them longer. There may be some things they cannot learn.