Sunday, July 26, 2009

idiot genius

As part of my ongoing medical issues I've been collecting and reviewing old medical records.

A wais-r test from before I started accrc/mcrc and that I had largely forgotten is probably the best example of a hidden handicap and proof of my genius all at once.

The scores:

The wais-r consists of 11 sub categories combined to provide two aggregate scores.

The sub tests.

test scaled score percentile.
information 12 76
digit span 8 24
vocabulary 13 84
arithmetic 9 37
comprehension 12 76
similarities 18 99
picture completion 9 37
picture arrangement 15 95
block design 12 76
object assembly 7 16
digit symbol 6 9

Verbal IQ 114
Performance IQ 96
avg percentile 57 (may have no meaning)

Based on my own research these results are consistent with one of more head injuries and show that most of my damage is located in the right hemisphere.

It also appears that computing technology makes a very good coping tool for right hemisphere issues. (at least for me)

I apologise to the (probably fictional) audience for yet another self referential post.


Blogger Grateful Al said...

Mr. Burgett,

None of those tests comes close to measuring the heart and soul of the man you are.

I came across your story doing some research about Lenux and breaking free of the bondage of MS. I read some comments posted about your recent collapse when delivering some computers. A certain lady certainly admires and respects your efforts.

All this to say thank you for all you do! It was the story that made me finally ditch Windows completely. I figured if you can make it happen for so many financially (& technically) dis-advantaged & with all of the open source products available, I had no more excuses to be hindered by Mr. Gates and his crew.

As a recovered rummy and addict, I admire what has transpired in your life. (And the Screwtape Letters one of your favourite books!)

Stay well and keep up the good works - and the good fight.

Grateful Al

2:20 AM  

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