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The common signs and symptoms of intellectual disability (ID) in children can vary widely depending on the severity and cause of the condition, but some general indicators may include:

  • Delays in reaching developmental milestones such as sitting up, crawling, walking, and talking.

  • Difficulty with academic skills such as reading, writing, and math.

  • Challenges with problem-solving and reasoning.

  • Poor memory and recall of information.

  • Difficulty with communication and understanding language.

  • Problems with social skills, including difficulty making friends or understanding social cues.

  • Slow or limited ability to learn new skills.

  • Difficulty with self-care tasks such as dressing, grooming, and using the bathroom independently.

It is important to note that these symptoms may also be indicative of other conditions, and a professional evaluation by a mental healthcare specialist or educational specialist is necessary to diagnose ID. Early identification and intervention are critical to ensure that children with ID receive appropriate support and resources to help them reach their full potential.

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