borderline intellectual functioning


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borderline intellectual functioning

A cognitive impairment defined as an IQ between 71 and 85, below which a person is regarded as mentally retarded, and above which a person is within the gaussian distribution of normal intelligence. Those with borderline intellectual functioning can hold simple jobs, function independently and maintain a home.
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Although past research has focused on the vocational outcomes of individuals with SLD or mental retardation and, to a lesser extent, those with borderline intellectual functioning, no studies have investigated the vocational outcome of adults with B/SLD.
The primary purpose of the present study was to investigate the vocational outcomes of persons with co-morbid borderline intellectual functioning and specific learning disabilities.
Thus, it appears that the functional limitations associated with both borderline intellectual functioning and specific learning disabilities do not disproportionately influence vocational outcomes (compared to either condition alone).
The attitudes of parents, teachers, and therapists toward a child with borderline intellectual functioning are likewise the result, in part, of their own histories - individual, familial, and social.
The aforementioned psychopathological considerations suggest specific treatments for adolescents with borderline intellectual functioning.
Undoubtedly, dealing with an adolescent with borderline intellectual functioning sometimes activates aggressive dynamics, which may result in a reduction in therapeutic depth in favor of behavioral intervention.

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