> es handelt sich nicht um Lernbehinderte sondern um geistig Behinderte
I think you missed the point here.
I've gone into more detail in the other threads, but in the UK (tho' not in North America AFAIK) the current politically correct term for "Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung" IS "people with learning disabilities"
. This covers the full range of problems, not "learning difficulties" such as dyslexia, but mild up to profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) - people who are as "geistig Behinderte" as you can imagine.
"What is a learning disability?
A learning disability is caused by the way the brain develops.
There are many different types and most develop before a baby is born, during birth or because of a serious illness in early childhood. A learning disability is lifelong and usually has a significant impact on a person's life.
Learning disability is not mental illness or dyslexia.
People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) need full-time help with every aspect of their lives - including eating, drinking, washing, dressing and toileting.
There are 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK. Like all of us, they are individuals who want different things in life and need different levels of support."http://www.mencap.org.uk/page.asp?id=1684
Politically correct terms change with the times - but this is current UK usage.