Intellectual disability comprises a series of neuro-developmental disorders marked by poor cognitive functioning and adaptive behavior. Its tale-tell signs include:
Including concerning slow progress in reaching developmental milestones, such as walking, talking, or potty training.
Including struggles in understanding and/or using languages and acquiring new skills.
Including forgetfulness, irritability, and poor memory retention.
Including challenges in problem-solving and logical reasoning.
Including limited adaptive and socializing skills like making friends, conversing with peers, eating in public, etc.
Including difficulties in reading, writing, developing age-appropriate vocabulary, etc. And completing academic tasks.
Including an IQ below the average range (typically below 70).