Social Behavior and Skills in Children

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Intellectual Disability and Adaptive-Social Skills

  • Giulio E LancioniAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology, University of Bari Email author 
  • , Nirbhay N. SinghAffiliated withONE Research Institute
  • , Mark F. O’ReillyAffiliated withUniversity of Texas at Austin
  • , Jeff SigafoosAffiliated withVictoria University of Wellington

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Definitions of intellectual disability are available from the three most widely recognized classification systems, namely, the ICD 10 (i.e., the 10th edition of The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health [ICF]; World Health Organization,2001), the DSM-IV-TR (i.e., the textual revision of the 4th edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the Mental Disorders; American Psychiatric Association,2000), and the AAMR 10 (i.e., the 10th revision of the American Association for Mental Retardation’s manual – Mental Retardation: Definition, Classification and Systems of Support; Luckasson et al.,2002).