When the Intellectual Potential is Concealed from Symptoms: A Case ReportMagda Di Renzo, Gianna Palladino, Federico Bianchi di Castelbianco and Lidia Racinaro*
Institute of Ortofonologia, IdO Rome, Italy
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lidia Racinaro
Institute of Ortofonologia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 02, 2017; Accepted date: March 21, 2017; Published date: March 26,2017
Citation: Renzo MD, Palladino G, Castelbianco FBd, Racinaro L (2017) When the Intellectual Potential is Concealed from Symptoms: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 7:943. doi: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000943
Copyright: © 2017 Renzo MD, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We report challenges and trajectory of symptoms observed during the therapeutic process of a child with speech and language impairment and high intellectual potential which, initially, was concealed both by the described impairment and from others developmental vulnerability areas (psychomotor, emotional regulation etc.). The child, although intelligent, did not adequately use his strategies in order to make them effective and functional to the relational exchange and his cognitive level. The evaluations, carried out in many years, not only allowed to follow the evolution of the disorder but also the emergence of different skills, thus identifying the asynchronous development. Finally, are illustrated the results obtained at the last assessment where all the areas appeared evolving, with a significant transition from not coherently used strategies to the expression of the child’s high potential (from the Leiter-R nonverbal IQ score of 93 to the WISC-IV IQ score of 131).