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Autism

1.  Autism is a brain disorder that typically affects a person's ability to
A) communicate
B) form relationships with others
C) respond appropriately to the environment
D) All of the Above
2.  Infants with Autism
A) Avoid eye contact
B) Seem deaf
C) Start developing language, then abruptly stop talking all together
D) All of the Above
3.  Normal infants study mother's face, are easily stimulated by sounds and keep adding to their vocabulary.
A) True
B) False
4.  What % of children diagnosed with autism remain mute throughout their lives?
A) 10%
B) 20%
C) 50%
D) 90%
5.  What may set children with autism apart from other children?
A) odd repetitive motions
B) height
C) long attention spans
6.  Many children with autism are highly attuned or even painfully sensitive to
A) certain sounds
B) textures
C) tastes and smells
D) All of the Above
7.  Autistic savant skills are
A) common
B) rare
C) never occur
8.  What conditions can cause symptoms that resemble those of autism?
A) hearing loss
B) speech problems
C) mental retardation
D) All of the Above
9.  What Causes Autism?
A) autism is caused by abnormalities in brain structures or functions
B) poor diet
C) fetal alcohol syndrome
10.  How many autistic children develop seizures?
A) 1/4
B) 1/3
C) 1/2
11.  What is the best form of treatment for autism?
A) psychoanalysis
B) there is no single best treatment for all children with autism
C) play therapy
12.  Can Autism be Outgrown?
A) Yes
B) No