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Re: Mild intellectual imparment
You should really be asking the person who gave the label because it may mean different things to different people. Many people refer to mild intellectual impairment when a child has an IQ score of 70 or below (or roughly in the lowest 2 percent of the population of students of that age). If that is the case, your son would most likely qualify for special education services in school. On the other hand, some people use the term for children whose intellectual abilities are slightly above that required for special education services. So again, you really need to ask the doctor what he or she means by this label.