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DMR Eligibility Decison by H.O. Rosenberg 4 1 07

Date: 
04/01/2007
Author: 
Rosenberg

Outcome: Ineligible
Keyword: IQ, ADHD, underestimate

Hearing Officer: Deirdre Rosenberg
Counsel present for Appellant: Elaine Cockcroft
Counsel present for DMR: Douglas White vHearing Officer Decision: 4/1/07
Appeal confirmed by Commissioner: 4/12/07

Year

Test

Age

Score

Diagnosis in report

Verb.

Perf.

Full

1995

Stanford-Binet Scale

7

 

 

 

Verbal: 78, Abstract Reasoning: 85, Short-Term Memory: 71, Test Composite: 74

Significant impulsivity and distractibility. Hard to determine between genuine deficits and inattentiveness.  

1996

WISC III

8

79

87

81

Positive about abilities and potential and noted that performance of visual memory was greatly improved. However, continued to have problems with eye-hand motor coordination.

1997

WISC III

9

65

78

69

Amount of variability between verbal and performance subtests reflects possible higher potential. Slow processing speed resulted in lower scores.

2006

WAIS III

18

 

72

72

Displayed positive attitude and pleasure to work with

Declared ineligible for DMR supports because he did not meet the definition of significantly sub-average intellectual functioning. The test in which the full scale IQ of the appellant was 69, the clinician noted that these results are only indicative of a child with ADHD and related language impairments stated that his scores were an underestimate of his abilities because of his inability to cooperate. Although the appellant displayed behaviors that were of danger within his home, Rosenberg states that she did not consider this in reaching her decision because his IQ scores were not considered to be eligible for supports. Rosenberg concluded that his low end scores were indicative of distractibility, slow processing speeds, severe fine motor deficits, and attention deficit problems, stating that many clinicians thought of the appellant as thoughtful and detailed.

 

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