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Old 10-19-2014, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just to give my two cents on intellectual disabilities vs. retarded.

I've been studying to be a speech therapist and have worked with both adults and children who fall under this category. We use the term intellectually disabled mainly bc 'retarded' was adopted into slang and has become very degrading and offensive towards certain people and/or behaviors. I guess it became so pervasive that the PC thing to do was re-label the term within the professional community. We were also taught the term "cognitively impaired", but I guess something was wrong with that too bc intellectually disabled is now the preferred term.
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