Children With Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges In Education


  • Tereza Azatyan Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Armenia
  • Arevik Alaverdyan Special Education Program, Armenia



intellectual disabilities, mental retardation, development, age, intelligence, language, perception, attention, thinking, memory


Educational policies aimed at school inclusion have led to increased enrollment of students with special education needs in mainstream schools. As a result, there is an increase in problems and challenges that children face while studying at school.

The article aims to highlight some of the difficulties and challenges that elementary school children with intellectual disorder face while studying in a mainstream school. In this study, we have conducted a literature review that examines the level of development of higher mental functions in children with intellectual development problems: attention, perception, thinking, memory, speech.

Author Biographies

Tereza Azatyan, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Armenia

PhD in Education, Associated professor

Chair of Special pedagogy and psychology, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Armenia

Head of the Chair, University lecturer

Arevik Alaverdyan, Special Education Program, Armenia

2nd year graduate student, Special Education Program, Armenia


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How to Cite

Azatyan, T. ., & Alaverdyan, A. . (2020). Children With Intellectual Disabilities: Challenges In Education . Armenian Journal of Special Education, 2(2), 77-85.