Hello all! I was thinking about the psychiatric assessment daughter had this past winter. She tested in the 4th percentile for her processing ability and 5th percentile for her visual-motor integration. The assessment said she was 'borderline'. I asked the psychiatric what this meant but she wouldn't give me an answer. Anyone know what this means? Borderline what? It is my understanding that she has an 'average' IQ. The basic rundown of her assessment was: Mature and insightful about her strengths and weaknesses, worked hard with no complaints, although often took considerably longer than normal to complete a task or answer a question Working Memory - 27th Percentile - considered average range. Verbal comprehension - Upper end of low average range. Perceptual Reasoning - 32nd percentile - average range. **Processing Speed Index - 4th Percentile - very much below average in the Borderline Range *** All subtests revealed very slow processing speed. Highest score - upper average range - a subtest measuring general knowledge - this is influenced by long-term memory, formal learning, outside reading and cultural experiences. All other tests show relatively even development toward the low end of average including measuring abstract reasoning, expressive vocabulary and acquired social practical judgement. **Severe weakness with a very low score on a subtest measuring spatial perception and tapping into non-verbal concept formation, organization and processing. Visual memory score is a little below average. **Visual motor integration is extremely low - 5th percentile *** indicating very significant problems. **Motor co-ordination - 5th percentile - given that, her handwriting is much neater than would be expected (due to a lot of practice) **Dyscalculia was another diagnosis for daughter - she tests overall 3 years below grade level for math. All the above terminology (ie. borderline, significant, severe) is not mine but comes directly from the assessment. What exactly does 'Borderline' mean for daughter? I know it sounds bad but she is such a hard worker and when given plenty of time does well in most subjects except math and history (too many names and dates). She does struggle with short answer/paragraph style questions on tests as well - but her IEP can help modify that. Anyone have any experience with what this might be like for high school and her future? She is in grade 7 right now. Thanks for any insight!