Autism Awareness - Qp3

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World Autism Awareness Day Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    It is understood that the characteristics of autism are caused by structural and functional abnormalities in the brain. This can be seen by comparing brain scans of children with autism to those of children without autism.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Researchers have begun to think that the causes of autism may involve a combination of risk factors and triggers:-   (Select Three)
    • A. 

      Genetic factors

    • B. 

      Smoking

    • C. 

      Heritability

    • D. 

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  • 3. 
    Concordance of characteristics, involves determining _______ characteristics between identical twins and fraternal twins.
    • A. 

      Different

    • B. 

      Similar

    • C. 

      Opposite

  • 4. 
    Factors associated with increased prevalence of autism diagnosis, if the child has:-   (Select  Six)
    • A. 

      A sibling who has autism.

    • B. 

      Birth defects associated with the central nervous system, such as cerebral palsy.

    • C. 

      Unusual or restricted interests and/or rigid and repetitive behaviours.

    • D. 

      Was born premature at less than 35 weeks.

    • E. 

      A chromosomal disorder, such as Down’s syndrome.

    • F. 

      Muscular dystrophy

    • G. 

      A parent with schizophrenia-type psychosis or some kind of affective disorder,

  • 5. 
    Early recognition of autism, treatment and management is crucial to assisting a child’s development, so much so that NICE recommends a child be seen and assessed within 3 months of an initial referral.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Assessments range from observation of the child playing, in a room specially set up with toys and games; to carefully structured assessment tools which consist of a series (or several series) of questions asked to the child and the parents, and the most prevalent of which are:-    (Select Four)
    • A. 

      Checklist for Autism in Toddlers.

    • B. 

      Pervasive Developmental Disorder Screening Test.

    • C. 

      Speech and Language

    • D. 

      Screening Tool for Autism in Two year olds.

    • E. 

      Social Communication Questionnaire for school age children.

  • 7. 
    The Autistic Spectrum Quotient – 10 (AQ-10) which is a condensed version of a longer questionnaire, can be used for adults who have a moderate to severe learning disability..
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    When adults with a moderate to severe learning disability is also suspected of possible autism, the following behaviours might be demonstrated:-    (Select Five)
    • A. 

      Severe disagreement

    • B. 

      Difficulties in social interaction.

    • C. 

      A lack of responsiveness to other people.

    • D. 

      No change or adaptation of behaviour given different social situations.

    • E. 

      Limited demonstration of empathy.

    • F. 

      Marked repetitive activities, especially when stressed or expressing emotion. These might include finger flapping or rocking.

  • 9. 
    It is recommended that just the Autism Diagnostic Interview and  the Asperger Syndrome (and high functioning autism) Diagnostic Interview be used for an adult who has a learning disability.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Risk management is a major consideration for adults with autism, as they can be particularly vulnerable to ______ caused by others or themselves, inadvertently and deliberately.
    • A. 

      Harm

    • B. 

      Death

  • 11. 
    Professionals are encouraged to assess the risks of the individual and if applicable, a ______ risk management plan should be drawn up and implemented.
    • A. 

      Personal

    • B. 

      General

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