A rational approach to the child with mental retardation for the paediatrician

Lemay, Jean-François, Herbert, Anthony R., Dewey, Deborah M. and Innes, A. Micheil (2003) A rational approach to the child with mental retardation for the paediatrician. Paediatrics and Child Health, 8 6: 345-356.

Author Lemay, Jean-François
Herbert, Anthony R.
Dewey, Deborah M.
Innes, A. Micheil
Title A rational approach to the child with mental retardation for the paediatrician
Journal name Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1205-7088
1918-1485
Publication date 2003-07
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 8
Issue 6
Start page 345
End page 356
Total pages 12
Place of publication Oakville, ON, Canada
Publisher Pulsus Group
Language eng
Abstract Mental Retardation (MR) is a problem encountered in almost all paediatric clinical settings. The assessment of a child with MR is a common diagnostic and management dilemma for paediatricians. The field of MR research is currently in a state of flux regarding not just our understanding of the condition, but also in the language and the processes we use in naming, defining and describing MR. This article will provide a better understanding and a rational approach toward MR. Prevalence rates for MR are variable in the literature and may be attributable to the variation in major classification systems and the diversity in study operation definitions and methodologies. Etiologies of MR are diverse and include many different influences. MR most often presents during infancy or preschool years as developmental delay. There is no universally accepted approach to the etiological work-up of mental retardation. The number of medical conditions associated with MR that are completely treatable by medical means remains small. The paediatrician plays a key role establishing short and long term treatment goals, as well as providing support to families who have children with MR.
Keyword Children
Developmental delay
Intellectual Impairment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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