Ricardo wasn't MR was he?


I don't think Ricardo was MR. He was nervous, shy and upset when he was given the test to determine his mental competence. (Name 3 cities). He refused to talk and he wet his pants. He also had other MR siblings. This movie showed the realities and biased treatment toward MR children and adults in the 60's and 70's. The movie never clarified for sure if Ricardo was misplaced and labeled MR when he wasn't. Does anyone know for sure if he was MR or not?

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He was mentally retarded.

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If that was the test they seriously gave him to find if he was mentally handicapped, we do not honestly know. That was how they often tested people. It's outrageous! He is the way he is mainly because he was put into the place he was put into. The power of suggestion is very powerful.

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Don't get me started on people misplaced in mental institutions, especially back then. I do think he was mistakenly misplaced. I think he may have had a slight mental handicap, but I think in today's world you would find that he would have function with kids his age and done well. Unfortunately we will never know. I worked with people that were like him, but because of them being placed in institutions they became worse than if they were to have never gone in. Of course a lot of those places were terrible like the place they were in and many including his wife would have benefitted from the places that are around today to help people with mental handicaps.

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Yeah there are different kinds of MR...I would say he was mild

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No. He wasn't MR. They misdiagnosed him because he was shy and they rarely try to test how intelligent an MR kid is once they're labeled as MR. So they probably continued to train him on the simplistic basic types of learning over and over again.
Anyone can look MR if no one is legitimately teaching that person or trying to improve that person's learning.

I think Ricardo was a regular shy person who was misdiagnosed but that his wife is MR.

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