The Basics Of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Autism Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz was created to assess teacher candidates' basic knowledge of Autism spectrum disorders.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many disorders are on the Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) spectrum?
  • 2. 
    People with Asperger's Syndrome have _______________.
    • A. 

      Below average intelligence

    • B. 

      At least average intelligence

    • C. 

      An exceptionally high intelligence

  • 3. 
    The three most commonly diagnosed disorders on the PDD spectrum are Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS (PDD - Not Otherwise Specified), and ______________.
  • 4. 
    Autism and Asperger's Syndrome are both what kind of disorder?
    • A. 

      Psychological

    • B. 

      Physiological

    • C. 

      Neurological

  • 5. 
    There is a general consensus among scientists that both environmental and genetic factors can cause Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following are strategies to help students with Autism? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Prepare them for transitions.

    • B. 

      Try to stop their fixations because they can be a distraction.

    • C. 

      Use visual clues and materials.

    • D. 

      Be patient.

    • E. 

      Minimize environmental stimuli that might overload their sensory input.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following can be affected by Asperger's Syndrome? Select all that apply.
    • A. 

      Cognitive ability

    • B. 

      The senses

    • C. 

      Communication

    • D. 

      Social relationships

  • 8. 
    The intelligence of people with Autism
    • A. 

      Is at least average.

    • B. 

      Ranges, but can be so low that the person is not even testable.

  • 9. 
    Which of the following are characteristics that are common in those with Autism AND those with Asperger's Syndrom? Select all that apply
    • A. 

      Unusual attachment to physical objects

    • B. 

      Desire for sameness

    • C. 

      Oversensitive to stimuli

    • D. 

      Difficulty with social interactions

    • E. 

      Speaking in nonsense syllables

  • 10. 
    Repetitive body movements such as hand flapping or rocking, which are often a characteristic of Autism, are referred to as what?