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ASD is described as a disability that is an enigma because
a) individuals have a wide spectrum of characteristics that set them apart from their peers
b) individuals all have similar characteristics that set them apart from their peers
c) individuals within ASD spectrum have above average communication skills
d) individuals with ASD struggle socially, but have above average intelligence

Many individuals with ASD develop at a normal rate compared to their peers until the age of
a) 10-12
b) 16-18
c) 0-1
d) 3-4

Which of the following is not a characteristic of a person with ASD?
a) extreme fascination and preoccupation with specific objects
b) self-stimulation behaviors
c) atypical growth and physical development
d) delayed speech and language development

Aspberger syndrome is defined as
a) a delay in cognitive development and self help skills
b) a pre-determinating factor to schizophrenia
c) motivation to participate in social interactions
d) typical cognitive development and impairment in social interactions

Causes of ASD can be contributed to both social and environmental factors.
a) True
b) False

Researchers have found that people with ASD typically have discrepancies in the cells in their temporal lobe.
a) True
b) False

The majority of individuals with ASD have
a) some, if not average, intellectual ability
b) intelligence in the gifted range
c) above average intellectual ability
d) should be considered MR

Echolalia is defined as
a) using no words or sounds
b) repeating words or phrases that have been said by others
c) singing consistently instead of using word to speak
d) speaking in a monotone

Common sensory issues for people with ASD include
a) tactile
b) visual
c) auditory
d) all of the above

Strategies that positively assist individuals with sensory issues can include
a) all of these
b) occupational therapy
c) picture schedules and consistent routine
d) intervention and training for the child and family at an early age

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