The Intellectual Disabled (Mentally Impaired) in the Inclusive Type of Education: Problems and Implications.

  • F.N Obaseki
  • G.E Osagie-Obazee
Keywords: Basic Education, mentally impaired, inclusive Education, Nigeria.


The Intellectual disabled child is characterized by significantly sub average general intellectual functioning, with concurrent deficits in adaptive behaviour. Sub average intellectual ability that is present from birth or infancy is manifested by abnormal development, learning difficulties, and problem in social adjustment, very few of intellectual disabled are institutionalized; most of them now live independently with few of their families or in group homes. The emphasis on education is seen in the late 20th century. The schools are responsible for providing appropriate education and many teachers and parents’ feels that inclusion of intellectual disabled in their educational system will make the intellectual disabled feel as a part of the society and will make others understand them better in their special needs and capabilities. This study therefore highlighted definitions, identifications and characteristics of the impaired child, and mentally impaired in inclusive education and lastly problems and prospects of mentally impaired. Recommendations were made. Key words: Basic Education, mentally impaired, inclusive Education, Nigeria.

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