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  • 1. 

    The criteria for a medical diagnosis of Autism can be found in what reference book?

    • A.

      Any standard encyclopedia

    • B.

      DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition)

    • C.

      New England Journal of Medicine

    Correct Answer
    B. DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition). This is because the DSM-IV is a widely recognized and authoritative reference book used by medical professionals to diagnose mental disorders, including Autism. It provides specific criteria and guidelines for diagnosing Autism, making it an essential resource in the field of psychiatry.

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  • 2. 

    By what age is Autism usually disagnosed?

    • A.

      Age 16

    • B.

      Age 2

    • C.

      Age 18

    • D.

      Age 3

    Correct Answer
    D. Age 3
    Explanation
    Autism is typically diagnosed by the age of 3. Early signs of autism can often be observed in children around this age, such as a lack of social interaction, delayed speech development, repetitive behaviors, and difficulty with changes in routine. Early diagnosis is crucial for early intervention and support, which can greatly improve the long-term outcomes for individuals with autism.

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  • 3. 

    A developmental disorder is which of the following?

    • A.

      One of several disorders that interrupt normal development in childhood.

    • B.

      A condition that enhances a person's ability to mathematically reason (i.e. Rain Man)

    • C.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. One of several disorders that interrupt normal development in childhood.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One of several disorders that interrupt normal development in childhood." This answer accurately describes a developmental disorder as a condition that hinders or disrupts the typical progression of a child's development. It implies that there are multiple disorders that fall under this category, suggesting a broad range of conditions that can affect various aspects of a child's growth and functioning.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a sign of Autism?

    • A.

      2 year old child does not react or respond when his name is called

    • B.

      Child consistently does not seem interested in the reactions of others, especially the reactions parents

    • C.

      Person does not seem aware of the feelings of others

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above options are signs of Autism. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. A 2-year-old child not reacting or responding when their name is called is a common sign of Autism. Additionally, a child consistently not showing interest in the reactions of others, especially their parents, is another sign. Lastly, individuals with Autism often have difficulty understanding or being aware of the feelings of others. Therefore, all of the given options indicate signs of Autism.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following causes Autism?

    • A.

      Cold parenting

    • B.

      Poor prenatal nutrition

    • C.

      A single gene or chromosome 21

    • D.

      There is no known single cause

    Correct Answer
    D. There is no known single cause
    Explanation
    Autism is a complex developmental disorder, and research suggests that there is no single cause for it. It is likely caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Cold parenting and poor prenatal nutrition may contribute to certain developmental issues, but they are not proven to be direct causes of autism. Similarly, while certain genetic variations like chromosome 21 can be associated with autism, they do not explain all cases. Therefore, the correct answer is that there is no known single cause for autism.

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  • 6. 

    Autism can be cured with:

    • A.

      Medications

    • B.

      Behavior Therapy

    • C.

      Dietary restrictions

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    Autism cannot be cured with any of the options listed. Medications can help manage certain symptoms associated with autism, but they cannot cure the condition itself. Behavior therapy, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA), can help individuals with autism learn new skills and improve their behavior, but it does not cure autism. Similarly, dietary restrictions may be used as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for some individuals with autism, but they do not cure the condition. Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental disorder, and while interventions can greatly improve quality of life, there is currently no known cure.

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  • 7. 

    Autism always causes:

    • A.

      Amazing abilities like the Rain Man

    • B.

      Aggressivness

    • C.

      Mental Retardation

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects individuals differently, and it does not always cause amazing abilities like the character Rain Man, aggressiveness, or mental retardation. Each person with autism has a unique set of strengths and challenges, and the symptoms can vary widely. Some individuals with autism may have exceptional abilities in certain areas, while others may struggle with communication and social interaction. It is important to recognize and support the individual needs of people with autism rather than making generalizations about their abilities or limitations.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following statements demonstrates "people first language"?

    • A.

      I work with an autistic kid at school.

    • B.

      I work with a child with autism at school.

    • C.

      I work at a school for autistics.

    • D.

      I work at a school for autistic people.

    Correct Answer
    B. I work with a child with autism at school.
    Explanation
    The statement "I work with a child with autism at school" demonstrates "people first language" because it prioritizes the person over their condition. By using "a child with autism," it emphasizes the child as an individual first and acknowledges their autism as just one aspect of their identity. This phrasing promotes respect and inclusivity by recognizing the person's humanity before their condition.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following statements about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is true?

    • A.

      ASD is always diagnosed in infancy.

    • B.

      People with ASD typically have no difficulty with social interaction. 

    • C.

      Sensory sensitivities are common in individuals with ASD. 

    • D.

      ASD affects only boys and not girls.

    Correct Answer
    C. Sensory sensitivities are common in individuals with ASD. 
    Explanation
    Option C is correct because sensory sensitivities, such as sensitivity to light, sound, touch, or taste, are often experienced by individuals with ASD. Options A, B, and D are incorrect because ASD is usually diagnosed in early childhood, individuals with ASD commonly face challenges in social interaction, and ASD affects both males and females, though it is diagnosed more frequently in males.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following to individuals with Autism often struggle with?

    • A.

      Feeding themselves

    • B.

      Going to school

    • C.

      Sudden changes to established routines

    • D.

      Working

    Correct Answer
    C. Sudden changes to established routines
    Explanation
    Individuals with Autism often struggle with sudden changes to established routines. This is because individuals with Autism typically rely on predictability and structure in their daily lives. Any unexpected changes to their routines can cause anxiety, stress, and difficulty in adapting to the new situation. Therefore, it is common for individuals with Autism to struggle with sudden changes and prefer a consistent and predictable environment.

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