Borderline Intellectual Functioning
The term borderline intellectual functioning describes a group of people who function on the border between normal intellectual functioning and intellectual disability, between 1 and 2 standard deviations below the mean on the normal curve of the distribution of intelligence, roughly an IQ between 70 and 85.
Wiki Number: W025
Diagnosis: (Borderline) Intellectual Disability
US Patients: US2-3%
Age Onset: Age5
Symptoms: (IQ below 70.) includes Down Syndrome; may learn like others up to age 12
Causes: Trisomy 21-3 sets of the 21st chromosome 21 produces intellectual difficulties
Therapies: Behavioral training, group-home living and sheltered workshops.
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- A Longitudinal Follow-Up Study of Intellectual Function in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy over Age: Is It Really Stable?by Daniela P R Chieffo on January 21, 2023
The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the consistency of longitudinal findings on intellectual functioning in DMD boys and their relationship to behavioral and neuropsychiatric difficulties. The cohort included 70 patients of age 3 to 17 years with at least two assessments using the Wechsler scales. CBCL and clinical observation of behavior were also performed. Changes in total intelligence quotient were interpreted as stable or not stable using the reliable-change method. On the...
- Feasibility of MMPI-2-RF in patients with borderline intellectual functioningby H Janssen on December 30, 2022
CONCLUSION: The MMPI-2-RF is feasible in the assessment of personality characteristics and psychopathology in patients with BIF..
- Challenges and Neuropsychological Functioning in Children and Adolescents with Borderline Intellectual Functioningby Heli Sätilä on December 23, 2022
This retrospective chart review study sought to explore neuropsychological profiles, neuropsychiatric and psychiatric comorbidity, changes in diagnoses, support at daycare and school, medication use, psychiatric referrals, and progression into further education in a cohort of participants with borderline intellectual functioning (BIF). Additionally, developmental factors connected to BIF were studied. Delays in language and gross motor development were the initial reasons for the parents to seek...
- Adaptive Behavior in Slovak Children with Intellectual Disability in Institutional Careby Margaréta Hapčová on December 23, 2022
This study aimed to analyze the adaptive skills of children with intellectual disabilities in institutional care. We focused on communication, socialization, daily living skills and their relationship with risk factors, and institutional care. Our sample included 197 children aged 5-18 years (M = 12.8, SD = 2.97), 50% boys, with IQ < 85 placed in different types and lengths of stay in institutional care. There were 17% that presented with borderline intellectual functioning (IQ 84-87) and 83%...