Profound And Multiple Learning Disabilities

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Profound And Multiple Learning Disabilities

This quiz is useful to summarise and evaluate your current knowledge of profound and multiple learning disabilities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to DSM-IV (ABA, 1994) what percentage of the learning disabled population have profound and multiple disabilities?
    • A. 

      1-2%

    • B. 

      2-4%

    • C. 

      5-10%

    • D. 

      10-15%

    • E. 

      17-20%

  • 2. 
    Who from the following could be deemed to have PMLD?
    • A. 

      An individual with severe learning disability and a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder

    • B. 

      An individual with athetoid cerebral palsy

    • C. 

      An individual with limited mobility, epilepsy and severe learning disabilities

    • D. 

      An individual with spastic hemiplegia, epilepsy and profound learning disabilities

  • 3. 
    A client requires medical treatment, however the person requires consent to treatment. How could you seek consent for an individual with PMLD?
    • A. 

      Talk to staff, next of kin and family members and make a best interests decision

    • B. 

      Ask next of kin to accompany the client for their appointment so they can consent on behalf of the client

    • C. 

      Assess the individuals capacity to consent, and make a best interests decision if the individual is deemed to lack capacity

  • 4. 
    Acording to Scope (2009), what are the prevalence rates of babies that are born with cerebral palsy?
    • A. 

      1 in 200

    • B. 

      1 in 300

    • C. 

      1 in 400

    • D. 

      1 in 500

    • E. 

      1 in 600

  • 5. 
    Effective communication is essential when supporting individuals with learning disabilities (Bakken et al, 2002), however which of the following is most recommended for people with limited communicative ability?
    • A. 

      Intensive Interaction (II)

    • B. 

      Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

    • C. 

      Total Communication

    • D. 

      Makaton, BLS or other Sign Language

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