Clinical Child Psychiatry

Third Edition

William M. Klykylo and Jerald Kay

Multiple Choice Questions

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Chapter 22, Question 69.

69.Which of the following is false regarding the diagnosis of intellectual disability according to the DSM-IV-TR?

a. The intelligence quotient (IQ) is generally less than 70 and is characterized by significant deficit in intellectual functioning.

b. There must be a deficit in adaptive functioning.

c. The disability must be identified prior to 12 years of age.

d. IQ and adaptive functioning are generally evaluated using standardized tests or scales.