Friday, December 24, 2010

Degree of retardation

IQ range 84 -70

Educational  Terminology : Slow learner

Phychological Terminology : Borderline

Prevalence : -

Prototype : Slow learner

Academic  Potential : educable to grade 6

Daily Living : Fully independent

Work : employable

 

IQ range 69 - 55

Educational  Terminology : Educable     

Phychological Terminology : Mild

Prevalence : 2.5%

Prototype : Socio-economically deprived

Academic  Potential : reading & writing at 4th - 5th  grade or less

Daily Living : Relatively Independent

Work : Needs special training

 

IQ range 54 - 40

Educational  Terminology : trainable

Phychological Terminology : moderate

Prevalence : 0.3%

Prototype : organic mental retardation

Academic  Potential : limited reading, 1st and 2nd grade

Daily Living : can dress, use toilet, prepare food

Work : sheltered employment

 

IQ range 39 - 25

Educational  Terminology : Sub-trainable

Phychological Terminology : Severe

Prevalence : -

Prototype : organic, severe CNS injury or syndrome

Academic  Potential : very unlikely to read or write

Daily Living : can be toilet trained, dress with assisteance

Work : sheltered employment

 

IQ range <25

Educational  Terminology : -

Phychological Terminology : Profound

Prevalence : 0.1%

Prototype : -

Academic  Potential : none

Daily Living : can be sometimes be toilet trained, dress with assistance

Work : very limited