Leeds Crown Court heard Kayleigh Siswick was assessed to be of borderline intelligence but her mental age
was assessed as that of an 11-year-old.
The study aimed to verify the expressive vocabulary of children with Down syndrome and compare it to the performance of children with typical development, of the same gender and socioeconomic status, in two distinct pairings: the participants' chronological and mental age
, separately, and determine the influence of the age considered in this population evaluation.
Although it is challenging to apply historical standards in a contemporary setting, the fourteen-year-old rule has some natural modern analogues, namely the concept of "mental age
." As this Part explains, the concept of mental age
, although it faces complications in both the fields of law and psychology, serves as a useful starting point for the application of idiocy protections today.
The report findings were categorised according to the following referral questions: (i) competency as a witness; (ii) ability to give consent to sexual acts; (iii) mental age
; and (iv) level of mental retardation.
The guard was found guilty of sexual molestation yesterday by judges who based the prison sentence on the victim's mental age
Below, a filthy rat VULNERABLE JJason, who has a mental age
of two, was bitten
You are not alone if your mental age
does not match your chronological one.
1953: Derek Bentley, 19, who had the mental age
of an 11-year-old, was hanged for his part in the killing of a policeman.
James, who has the mental age
of an 18-month-old child, and his mother Heather Wardle, 39, were reported missing on Saturday.
It is not known when James, who has the mental age
of an 18-month-old, was last seen.
JAMIE looks about 12 and has the same mental age
, so he hardly seems ready for marriage.
The Morrisons worker, from Erskine, has a mental age