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ERIC Number: EJ1006284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9556
What's in a Name?
Tasse, Marc J.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v51 n2 p113-116 Apr 2013
The World Health Organization (WHO) is in the process of developing the 11th edition of the "International Classification of Diseases" ("ICD-11"). Part of this process includes replacing "mental retardation" with a more acceptable term to identify the condition. The current international consensus appears to be replacing "mental retardation" with "intellectual disability." This article briefly presents some of the issues involved in changing terminology and the constraints and conventions that are specific to the "ICD."
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 7065, Lawrence, KS 66044-7065. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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