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Default How can you tell if someone is retarded and not just marginally intelligent? - 12-17-2008, 12:31 PM

I have several friends that I suspect may be retarded. However, I do not want to label them retarded if they are just marginally intelligent. Where do you draw the line? What are your thoughts?
   
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Default 12-17-2008, 04:26 PM

Don't label anyone! There is a clinical test for intelligence, and the results are between your friends and the people who test them. And the term Retarded is about twenty years out of date. The term now is People With Disabilities.
   
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Default 12-17-2008, 09:09 PM

ur a bitch! u should just except people for what they are.
   
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Default 12-18-2008, 06:53 AM

Several?Of course, the term retarded is relative to the average intelligence of humankind. I think it's something around IQ 70--but how do you go about measuring intelligence? These tests will always be flawed, because no one really knows how to define intelligence from the get-go.
   
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Default 12-23-2008, 01:29 PM

I never judge, unless you're being harmed.
   
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Default 01-05-2009, 11:35 PM

Intelligence is something that is very difficult to measure as it is not something physical like flour or water. There are intelligence tests out there but I question if they really measure intelligence or just a portion of it. I think that there are many different levels of intelligence and that people with mental disabilities just have more of a different level of intelligence. But what do I know? I'm no professional. If you want to go by IQ, 100 is the average so judge from there.
   
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Default 04-02-2009, 07:25 PM

I know exactly how you feel, I have a few coworkers who are not that bright. But what you might see as a lack of intelligence might just be some one who is socially inept. I know this lady at works who just dosent get"the hint"she goes on and on and on about her ten year old daughter, the lady speaks wiith a slur and seems to have the maturity of a two year old, everyone thinks she is retarded. But I have realized that she is one of the best performers in our position, she is just slow in the social department. People can have multiple inteligences. Some people never develop the social skills that they need to be accepted in society, that doesnt mean that they are stupid, now on the other hand my niece....shes just slow. The"average IQ is 100, anything between like 75-90 is marginally intelligent, below 70 would be considered mentally handicapped. Dont forget that some people have so much going on inside there heads that they may seem disconnected and dull to you, but in fact they are truly brilliant.
   
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Default 07-04-2009, 09:10 PM

if they are 30 years old and are just now learning their name, they are retarded. either that or they are a liberal, oh yeah, same thing,lol
   
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