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High IQ Doesn't Diminish Effects of ADHD

Yale researchers have found that having a high IQ doesn't diminish the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
"About three of four ADHD individuals with an IQ of more than 120 -- a score that ranks them in the top nine percent of the U.S. population -- showed significant impairments in memory and cognitive tests when compared to people with similar IQs who do not suffer from the disorder, according to the researchers." (Source: Health News Digest)
The high-IQ ADHD group that was studied lack similar self-management skills and had the same tendency to procrastinate. For many students who exhibit these challenges, enrolling in a private boarding school for ADHD students provides them with the support and guidance they need to achieve academic success and experience enhanced social and developmental progress.

The full report from the Yale study will appear in the September print edition of the Journal of Attention Disorders.

Labels: Attention_Deficit_Hyperactivity_Disorder, studies, IQ

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New IQ Test for Mentally Handicapped

Dr. David Hessel and his colleagues at the University of California, Davis, have devised an intelligence test for children with fragile X syndrome or genetically based developmental disabilities.

Before Dr. Hessel's work, most children with low-functioning intelligence would score zero on IQ tests. There were no accurate ways to indicate any nuances in ability.

This study appears in the journal Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Labels: IQ, mental_illness

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