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Figure 14.4 Age-appropriate psychometric testing.

during the school age years. The arbitrary IQ ceiling values outlined in Figure 14.5 are based on data indicating a positive association between intelligence and adaptive behavior at lower IQ levels. This association declines at the mild and moderate levels of mental retardation.

Adaptive functioning refers to the person's effectiveness in areas such as social skills, communication, and daily living skills, and how well he or she meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected of certain age level or cultural group. Adaptive functioning in people with mental retardation is influenced by personality characteristics,

Fig. 14.5 Classification of mental retardation and intelligence

Degree of severity

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