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Below Average Iq (Overview)

Below average IQ score is a symptom in which a person may have less than average intelligence. Sometimes, IQ is measured in children who appear delayed in brain development or have suspected learning disorders. IQ can also be measured after some damage has occurred to one's brain, to follow the changes in one's level of intelligence. An IQ score of 90-110 is considered "average".


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You think people who have aspergers have a below average iq?

You think people who have aspergers have a below average iq?

Depends: In general, those with asperger's have a roughly normal to possible quite high iq. This partly is the way it's defined, because language development has to be at least "normal, " and that correlates highly with iq. So, these individuals have marked social impairments and odd behaviors but normal or better iq. ...Read more

Below Average Iq (Overview)

Below average IQ score is a symptom in which a person may have less than average intelligence. Sometimes, IQ is measured in children who appear delayed in brain development or have suspected learning disorders. IQ can also be measured after some damage has occurred to one's brain, to follow the changes in one's level of intelligence. An IQ score of 90-110 is considered "average".


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Could you think people who have ADHD or add have a below average iq?

No correlation: There is no correlation between adhd/add and below average iq. However, you might not perform well on tests due to trouble focusing, etc. With treatment of adhd, your test results can more closely approximate your actual iq. ...Read more

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Worried that I have a below average IQ because I am a very slow thinker and execute tasks slowly. I have difficulty coping with day to day life. ?

Worried that I have a below average IQ because I am a very slow thinker and execute tasks slowly. I have difficulty coping with day to day life. ?

Sped of life: It's okay to be discouraged. We all are at times. Life seems like one big mountain but it is really a series of mole hills which we climb. Write in a journal daily and soon you will know you are going somewhere. Write down one accomplishment every day. Try not to let your thoughts run your life but you run them. Rest, exercise and eat regularly. Remember the turtle won the race ! ...Read more

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You think people who have aspergers have a below average iq?

Depends: In general, those with asperger's have a roughly normal to possible quite high iq. This partly is the way it's defined, because language development has to be at least "normal, " and that correlates highly with iq. So, these individuals have marked social impairments and odd behaviors but normal or better iq. ...Read more

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Could you think people who have ADHD or add have a below average iq?

No correlation: There is no correlation between adhd/add and below average iq. However, you might not perform well on tests due to trouble focusing, etc. With treatment of adhd, your test results can more closely approximate your actual iq. ...Read more

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Do borderline PD patients tend to have a lower IQ than average people? It's just that they seem to have problems with rational thinking.

No: Having borderline pd has nothing to do with lower IQ. Rather, feelings can be overwhelming for these patients which makes rational thinking harder to pay attention to. Often early interpersonal trauma leads to borderline pd and experiences like that can be absolutely terrifying. ...Read more

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My sister is 12 years of age and got 96 on her IQ score. I know that anything under 100 is below average. Should i be worrying?

Meaning of IQ Scores: In school, we get used to being graded out of 100. But intelligence tests work on the principle of averages. Consider the average height for a woman in the US (5' 4"): It turns out that 68% of women are between 5' 1.5" - 5' 6.5" tall. On the Wechsler Intelligence Scale (commonly used), the average Full Sc score is 100. BUT 68% of people obtain a Full Sc core in Average range, between 90 & 109. ...Read more

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Which careers are an option for someone with slightly lower than average IQ and memory problems?

Which careers are an option for someone with slightly lower than average IQ and memory problems?

Lower IQ: There are many positions in retail stores that accommodate people you describe, career counselors can be very helpful. Best. ...Read more

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Is it true that ADHD persons have IQ above average ?

ADD and Smartness: Yes. Of course. But it is impossible to generalize this to all those who have this condition. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the average IQ of a male teen with asperger's?

Can any doc tell me what's the average IQ of a male teen with asperger's?

IQ of people w': Aspergers is by definition at least average (90-109). It may be even higher. There is a lot of variation between various subsections of IQ test. So in some areas they may be above average while on others below average IQ. It is hard to get an exact accurate IQ because of these fluctuations. ...Read more

Iq (Definition)

Intelligence quotient is score derived from standardized ...Read more