Mental Health / Conditions and Diseases / Definitions / Learning Disabilities / Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Are learning disabilities the same as mental retardation?
No. Mental retardation means the person has an IQ of below 70. A person with learning disabilities can have even a genius level IQ but still have certain learning difficulties, such as, for instance, Attention Deficit Disorder, or Dyslexia, which affect their ability to learn, but do not affect their actual intelligence.