Mental Retardation/intellectual deficit disorder · Uncategorized

Why you can have a low IQ but still be amazingly smart

  Ah, intelligence. When you think of intelligence, what comes to mind?  Is it that math genius who scores well on IQ tests, with questions like the one above?  Okay, of course.  When you hear he has an IQ of 145, it probably means he's very intelligent. But what about people with normal or low… Continue reading Why you can have a low IQ but still be amazingly smart

Mental Retardation/intellectual deficit disorder · Uncategorized

Understanding Intellectual Deficit Disorder (IDD)

Look up intellectual deficit disorder (IDD) in a dictionary and you'll find the following: "A person with IDD (formerly mental retardation) struggles with an intellectual disability and has difficulties with adaptive functioning.  The illness always starts before the age of 18."  That's the formal definition, but what does it mean?  Here's an overview: What are… Continue reading Understanding Intellectual Deficit Disorder (IDD)