Defining and Determining Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder): Insights from DSM-5

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Mourad Ali Eissa Saad
Adel M. ElAdl

Abstract

Over the years, the terms used to identify intellectual disability, which was previously known as “mental retardation,” have changed. This has been due to the heavy stigma associated with bearing its label (Tassé & Mehling, in press). This article examines defining and determining intellectual disability (intellectual developmental disorder). The focus is on the Diagnostic Criteria in DSM-5. Diagnostic features, associated features supporting the diagnosis, and prevalence are discussed.

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Saad, Mourad, and Adel ElAdl. 2019. “Defining and Determining Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder): Insights from DSM-5”. International Journal of Psycho-Educational Sciences 8 (1), 51-54. https://www.journals.lapub.co.uk/index.php/IJPES/article/view/352.
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Mourad Ali Eissa Saad, Kie University, Egypt

Full Professor of Special Education;
Vice President of KIE University

Adel M. ElAdl, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Full Professor of Educational Psychology