borderline intelligence

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Noun1.borderline intelligence - the minimal IQ required for someone to function normally and independently in the world (without some form of institutional assistance)
I.Q., intelligence quotient, IQ - a measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)
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Borderline intelligence or "slow learners" have an IQ level ranging between 71 and 84.
On psychiatric evaluation, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), specific learning difficulty and borderline intelligence level (IQ:72) were diagnosed.
Objective: To determine risk factors associated with borderline intelligence during intra-uterine life, delivery and the neonatal periods.
The data appears to support the hypothesis that there is no reason why borderline intelligence or a mild-to-moderate disability should limit the individual's opportunities to enjoy the advantages of Internet access.
The behavioral phenotype includes intellectual abilities ranging from borderline intelligence to moderate intellectual disability, poor communication skills and a high frequency of psychiatric disorders with psychotic and affective symptoms developing in adolescence or early adulthood.
He also agreed with another medical diagnosis that Gleeson was "a chronic schizophrenic" of borderline intelligence.
Counseling and psychotherapy with persons with mental retardation and borderline intelligence (pp.
The researchers found that one-third of the patients had been diagnosed with mood or anxiety disorders, while an additional 30% had either borderline intelligence or were mentally retarded.
Ten children had scores consistent with borderline intelligence or mental retardation.
A top psychiatrist, who had treated O'Dwyer, said he was of borderline intelligence.

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