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DMR Eligibility Decision by H.O. Hudgins 11 17 05

Date: 
11/17/2005
Author: 
Hudgins
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Keyword: intellectual function, thought disorder

Hearing Officer: Marcia A. Hudgins

Counsel present for Appellant: No

Counsel present for DMR: Allegra Munson

Appellant present: Yes

Hearing Officer Decision on November 17, 2005

 

Year

Test

Age

Score

Diagnosis in report

Verb.

Perf.

Full

1997

WISC-III

11

82

68

73

The report stated that the appellant's functioning was in the borderline range and that he received full scale IQ scores of 83 and 84 on the previous WISC tests in 1992 and 1993 respectively. The examiner noted that the appellant met the criteria for ADHD and did not diagnose mental retardation.

2000

WISC-III

13

80

74

75

The examiner noted that the appellant's primary difficulty was due to a thought disorder rather than a neurological deficit.

2002

WISC-III

15

91

84

84

-

The hearing officer found that the appellant was not mentally retarded because the appellant did not have significant sub-average intelligence.  She noted that it was likely that the presence of a thought disorder caused the regression from the two earlier test scores and pointed out that the full scale score of 84 appeared to be a return to baseline scores.

 

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