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Cognitive Disability

A person is considered to have an intellectual disability if intellectual functioning is 2 to 3, and greater than 3 standard deviations below the norm on an individually administered psycho-educational assessment of intellectual functioning.

Types of Diagnosis

Mild Intellectual Disability

A person is considered to have an intellectual disability if intellectual functioning is 2 to 3 standard deviations below the norm on an individually administered psycho-educational assessment of intellectual functioning. DSM IV - TR: mild (IQ 50-70)

Moderate to Severe Intellectual Disability

A person is considered to have a moderate to severe/profound intellectual disability if intellectual functioning is greater than 3 standard deviations below the norm on an individually administered psycho-educational assessment of intellectual functioning.
DSM IV - TR: Moderate (IQ 35-50)
Severe (IQ 20-40)
Profound (IQ 20-25)

Qualifying Professional

Registered Psychologist
School Psychologist

Accommodation

No disability related accommodations will mitigate for this disability in a post-secondary academic educational environment.

  • Vocational Education and Skills Training Programming
  • Learning Centres and Tutoring Resources