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How functional can you be with a low IQ like 80?
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Dr. Grace Ho
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Not too bad
Iq 80 is within borderline intellectual functioning.
The person should have basic self care, reading, and writing skills. However, he/she may have trouble with complex math problems or abstract reasoning. He/she usually has safety awareness, but still need reminders to ensure safety and well-beings (eg. Turn off stove, take medication, go to doctor's appointment).

In brief: Not too bad
Iq 80 is within borderline intellectual functioning.
The person should have basic self care, reading, and writing skills. However, he/she may have trouble with complex math problems or abstract reasoning. He/she usually has safety awareness, but still need reminders to ensure safety and well-beings (eg. Turn off stove, take medication, go to doctor's appointment).
Dr. Grace Ho
Dr. Grace Ho
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: An IQ of 80 is at
the low end of the low-average range, 80-89.
It would be difficult for a person with an IQ of 80 to excel in college or university, (S)he could do very well in trade school. Social/adaptive skills are important in such a person's ability to function independently. Comprehending abstract concepts, or higher order cognition, would be tough, but (s)he could learn to function in society.

In brief: An IQ of 80 is at
the low end of the low-average range, 80-89.
It would be difficult for a person with an IQ of 80 to excel in college or university, (S)he could do very well in trade school. Social/adaptive skills are important in such a person's ability to function independently. Comprehending abstract concepts, or higher order cognition, would be tough, but (s)he could learn to function in society.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank
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