Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What does an IQ score mean?

So in one of my special education classes that has to do with individuals with intellectual disabilities, we were talking about the past and current definitions of intellectual disability. The old definitions focused a lot on IQ scores. But what exactly does that mean if you have an IQ of say, 95? I think it is just a number. So what if someone claims to have an IQ of 100 something. When you are diagnosing a person with a disability, why should you just go by a number? The most important thing is their adaptive behaviors and how they function doing daily day-to-day tasks.
Well, that's all I've got to say for now. Leave me your comments and let me know what you think about IQ scores.

1 comment:

  1. When a person is diagnosed with a learning disability, they do a lot more than "just go by a number." They develop a complete psychological profile of the individual. It's actually a lot like getting a loan. You have a number, sure, but they also look at your ability to pay, etc.

    Source: My IQ of 142 (top 3% intelligence) and credit score of 669 (also better than your's). lol


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