This term mental retardation hurts a bit, isn"t it so. Lets not call it that way, the new term used now is “Intellectual disability”
What is this actually? Someone who has an intellectual disability will have trouble learning and functioning in everyday life. If a kid has an intellectual disability, it means that he or she learns and develops more slowly than other kids.This child could be 10 years old, but might not talk or write as well as a typical 10-year-old. He or she also is usually slower to learn other skills, like how to get dressed or how to behave around other people. But having an intellectual disability doesn"t mean a person can"t learn. Ask anyone who knows and loves a person with an intellectual disability! Some kids with autism, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy may be described as having an intellectual disability, yet they often have a great capacity to learn and become quite capable kids. Kids with intellectual disabilities want to develop their skills to the best of their abilities. They want to go to school, play, and feel support from loving families and good friends. There is a lot of shame and guilt in parents with such kids. Don"t worry, identify these problems and bring them to us soonest so we can do the best for the child.