borderline mental retardation

borderline mental retardation

[′bȯrd·ər‚līn ¦ment·əl ‚rē‚tär′dā·shən]
(psychology)
Below-normal intellectual functioning associated with an intelligence quotient of about 68-85.
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But an Amnesty International spokesman said: "A psychologist tested Teresa Lewis prior to her plea and found she had an IQ of 72, indicating her intellectual function in the borderline mental retardation range.
AAMD-Adaptive Behavior Scale, Public School Version; Adaptive Behavior Inventory for Children) have failed to capture the more subtle problems encountered by children who have the intellectual limitations characterizing mild and borderline mental retardation.
She has been diagnosed as having the following disabilities; spina bifida, meningomyelocele, ilio loop diversion, paraplegia, VA shunt, thoraco vertebra, osteotomy, and borderline mental retardation.
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