Question about Specific Learning Disorder and IDD

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15 Jul 2022, 7:44 am

What is the difference between Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Specific Learning Disorder? Both of those neurodevelopmental disorders include difficulties with learning.



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15 Jul 2022, 7:47 am

What is called "specific learning disability" in the United States is most often NOT accompanied by intellectual disability.

"Specific learning disability" almost always involves one modality----such as reading, writing, or arithmetic.



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15 Jul 2022, 7:48 am

It's just there Intellectual Developmental Disorder looks very similar to Specific Learning Disorder, but includes problems with intellectual and adaptive functioning.



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15 Jul 2022, 8:07 am

Within IDD, there is usually intellectual disability within most or all modalities. IQ's, and tests of how one functions in the world often reveal "subnormal" results.

Frequently, within specific learning disability, there is disability in relatively few areas. Most areas of intellectual functioning are usually not disabled. IQ's, and tests of how one functions in the world usually reveal "normal," or "above normal" results.



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15 Jul 2022, 9:10 am

That makes sense.



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15 Jul 2022, 6:24 pm

Learning disability refers to deficits in certain academic skills like reading, math, comprehension, or handwriting. Intellectual disability refers to significant deficits in intellectual and adaptive functioning like problem‑solving, planning, abstract thinking or self preservation.



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15 Jul 2022, 7:27 pm

That makes sense.