Genetic Disorders

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Child Psychology Final Project
Spring 2012
Jordan Lair
Disorder #1: Mental Retardation Key Characteristics: Children that have Mental Retardation sometimes have poor memory, they’re slow learners, have attention problems, have problems generalizing what they already learned, and they lack motivation. Frequency of Occurrence: According to (2011), Mental Retardation occurs in approximately 6.5 million people in the United States. Resource #1: Medscape Reference website * This website provides the following information: overview of the disorder and all the different causes. * Something I found to be very interesting on this website was how many different causes to Mental Retardation there are. * This website listed about 16 causes to Mental Retardation, but it also says that there are some unknown causes as well.

I chose this website because it describes all of the different ways Mental Retardation is caused and I feel that will help parents out to determine what exactly caused their child to have it.

Resource #2:

* This website provides the following information: characteristics of the disorder, self-care and daily living skills of people with the disorder, social development, and some positive attributes of people with this disorder. * The thing I found very interesting on this website is how it mentions the positive things about people with Mental Retardation. It says how they usually get along with everyone around them and how they are a positive influence on everyone.

I chose this website because it tells about some of the symptoms and characteristics of Mental Retardation. It also shows that even if a child has Mental Retardation there can also be good…...

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