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Special Ed Final

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  • 1. 
    Which one of the following features is common to most definitions of ED/BD?
    • A. 

      Behavior that is sometimes normal and sometimes deviant

    • B. 

      Psychological processing problem

    • C. 

      Sudden onset of an extreme behavior problem

    • D. 

      Socially unacceptable behavior

  • 2. 
    Two broad dimensions of behavior disorders are
    • A. 

      Externalizing and internalizing.

    • B. 

      Withdrawal and disinterest.

    • C. 

      Exterior and interior.

    • D. 

      Hostility and aggression.

  • 3. 
    According to the federal government, what percentage of the school-age population is identified for special education services under the category of "emotional disturbance"?
    • A. 

      Less than 1%

    • B. 

      About 2%

    • C. 

      3-5%

    • D. 

      6-10%

  • 4. 
    Which circumstances and life events lower the risk of ED/BD and help children achieve success at school?
    • A. 

      Obeying authorities

    • B. 

      Regular school attendance

    • C. 

      Basic needs provided for

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The trend today in placement of children with ED/BD is away from special facilities and toward
    • A. 

      Educational, hospital settings.

    • B. 

      Homebound, individualized care.

    • C. 

      Inclusion in regular public schools.

    • D. 

      Specialized treatment in private settings.

  • 6. 
    Kanner's research with a group of children he called "autistic" indicated that these children could be set apart from children with schizophrenia in each of the following ways EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Children with schizophrenia withdrew from the world at some point, while children with autism had no social connections to begin with.

    • B. 

      Children with autism exhibited unique language patterns, such as echolalia.

    • C. 

      Children with schizophrenia exhibited bizarre, repetitive physical movements.

    • D. 

      Children with schizophrenia tended to deteriorate in their functioning over time, while children with autism did not.

  • 7. 
    Asperger identified children who had
    • A. 

      Average intelligence but channeled their intellectual pursuits into obsessive preoccupation in narrow areas.

    • B. 

      Above average intelligence but channeled their intellectual pursuits into obsessive preoccupation in narrow areas.

    • C. 

      Below average intelligence but remarkable ability in a particular area.

    • D. 

      Below average intelligence and a tendency toward violent, psychotic behavior.

  • 8. 
    Which statement about the definition of autism is true?
    • A. 

      It is often characterized by restricted, repetitive, stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.

    • B. 

      It is a nonpervasive disorder with onset before two years of age.

    • C. 

      It implies a quantitatively measurable impairment of social interaction and physical development.

    • D. 

      Related disorders must be identified at the same time a diagnosis of autism is made.

  • 9. 
    A condition that is much like autism but usually without significant delays in cognition and language is
    • A. 

      Asperger syndrome.

    • B. 

      Rett syndrome.

    • C. 

      Childhood disintegrative disorder.

    • D. 

      Pervasive developmental disorder.

  • 10. 
    Most scientists argue that the dramatic increase in prevalence statistics for autism is due to each of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A widening of the criteria used for diagnosis.

    • B. 

      A greater awareness of autism in general.

    • C. 

      Widespread use of vaccinations for babies.

    • D. 

      "diagnostic subsitution" (diagnosing with autism rather than intellectual disability).

  • 11. 
    From an educational point of view, how is "deafness" best defined?
    • A. 

      A condition present from birth

    • B. 

      An inability to understand speech even with a hearing aid

    • C. 

      A hearing loss of more than 90dB in at least one ear

    • D. 

      A condition of old age

  • 12. 
    Elise has a hearing loss that occurred during childhood.  Her loss is best described as
    • A. 

      Congenital.

    • B. 

      Sensorineural.

    • C. 

      Adventitious.

    • D. 

      Conductive.

  • 13. 
    Simon has a hearing loss that occurred when he was seven years old.  His loss is best described as
    • A. 

      Conductive.

    • B. 

      Sensorineural.

    • C. 

      Congenital.

    • D. 

      Postlingual.

  • 14. 
    A 30dB hearing loss is generally considered
    • A. 

      Mild.

    • B. 

      Moderate.

    • C. 

      Severe.

    • D. 

      Profound.

  • 15. 
    According to the U.S Department of Education, what percentage of students are identified as deaf or hard of hearing?
    • A. 

      13%

    • B. 

      0.13%

    • C. 

      1.3%

    • D. 

      0.013%

  • 16. 
    In general, people who are blind
    • A. 

      Have superior musical ability.

    • B. 

      Have an extra sense that enables them to detect obstacles.

    • C. 

      Make better use of acuity in their other senses.

    • D. 

      Automatically develop superior powers of concentration.

  • 17. 
    The majority of people who are blind
    • A. 

      Use braille.

    • B. 

      Are dependent and helpless.

    • C. 

      Have some vision.

    • D. 

      Depend on guide dogs to take them where they want to go.

  • 18. 
    As a disability in children, blindness is
    • A. 

      One of the most prevalent disabilities.

    • B. 

      About average in prevalence compared to other sensory disabilities.

    • C. 

      The least prevalent disability.

    • D. 

      Increasing rapidly in prevalence.

  • 19. 
    The legal definition of blindness involves assessment of
    • A. 

      Color perception and visual acuity.

    • B. 

      Field of vision and depth perception.

    • C. 

      Visual acuity and field of vision.

    • D. 

      Depth perception and color perception.

  • 20. 
    Even though he has visual acuity of 20/20, Jeff is considered legally blind.  This is possible if he has severely restricted
    • A. 

      Angular vision.

    • B. 

      Peripheral vision.

    • C. 

      partial vision.

    • D. 

      Low vision.

  • 21. 
    The primary distinguishing characteristic of children with a physical disability are
    • A. 

      Intellectual and health problems.

    • B. 

      Intellectual and medical problems.

    • C. 

      Medical or health problems.

    • D. 

      Medical or cognitive problems.

  • 22. 
    Impairments that a child is born with are referred to as
    • A. 

      Primary characteristics.

    • B. 

      Congential anomalies.

    • C. 

      Secondary problems.

    • D. 

      Acquired disabilities.

  • 23. 
    A condition that is incurable is
    • A. 

      Progressive.

    • B. 

      Episodic.

    • C. 

      Chronic.

    • D. 

      Acute.

  • 24. 
    The intelligence of children with cerebral palsy is
    • A. 

      Almost always in the range of mental retardation.

    • B. 

      Clearly higher than the average for the general population.

    • C. 

      Nearly the same as for the general population.

    • D. 

      Difficult to assess due to difficulties in perception, movement, or response speed.

  • 25. 
    All of the following procedures should be followed if a student has a seizure in school EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Turning child's face to the side.

    • B. 

      Inserting an object between the teeth.

    • C. 

      Loosening clothing.

    • D. 

      Allowing child to sleep or rest after the movements stop.

  • 26. 
    Each of the following is a diagnostic criterion for ADHD EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Six or more symptoms persisting for at least six months to a degree that is maladaptive and inconsistent with developmental level

    • B. 

      Some impairment from symptoms in at least two settings.

    • C. 

      Some symptoms causing impairment were present before three years of age.

    • D. 

      Clear evidence of significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.

  • 27. 
    Students with ADHD receive special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA) in which category?
    • A. 

      ADHD

    • B. 

      Learning disabilities

    • C. 

      Emotional or behavioral disorders

    • D. 

      Other health impaired other health impaired

  • 28. 
    All of the following are used to identify ADHD EXCEPT
    • A. 

      A medical exam.

    • B. 

      A clinician interviewing parents.

    • C. 

      Standardized assessment tests.

    • D. 

      Teacher and parent rating scales.

  • 29. 
    The most frequently prescribed types of medication for students with ADHD are
    • A. 

      Depressants.

    • B. 

      Mood enhancers.

    • C. 

      Psychotropics.

    • D. 

      Psychostimulants.

  • 30. 
    Each of the following is a subdivision of ADHD according to the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Predominantly hyperactive-inattentive type.

    • B. 

      Predominantly inattentive type.

    • C. 

      Predominantly hyperactive-impulsive type.

    • D. 

      Combined type.

  • 31. 
    What services are mandated by federal law for students who are gifted?
    • A. 

      Students who are gifted are protected by IDEA and so have the same rights to receive an appropriate education.

    • B. 

      Similar services are mandated as are required by IDEA although the student generally does not need to have an IEP.

    • C. 

      Schools must provide programs but they do not need to be individualized.

    • D. 

      None; services are not required by federal law.

  • 32. 
    According to the most common elements of state definitions, giftedness is evidenced by all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Superior intellectual ability.

    • B. 

      Extraordinary capacity for leadership.

    • C. 

      Exceptional creativity for music.

    • D. 

      Superior athletic ability.

  • 33. 
    Federal reports and legislation have assumed that the prevalance of giftedness in the school population is about
    • A. 

      1 to 2%.

    • B. 

      3 to 5%.

    • C. 

      10 to 12%.

    • D. 

      15 to 20%.

  • 34. 
    Having a spectacular aptitude or capacity in any area or extremely rare intellectual powers refers to
    • A. 

      Talent.

    • B. 

      Genius.

    • C. 

      Insight.

    • D. 

      Creativity.

  • 35. 
    Special ability, aptitude, or accomplishment ordinarily refers to
    • A. 

      Talent.

    • B. 

      Creativity.

    • C. 

      Genius.

    • D. 

      Insight.