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PSY 270
Checkpoint: Autism and Mental Retardation
Objective: Answer the questions in Appendix F.
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List the primary features of autism.
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Which explanation for autism lacks
research support and is no longer
considered valid?
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What forms of treatment are helpful for a
person with autism?
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List the criteria for a diagnosis of mental
retardation.
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Explain one way in which sociocultural
biases in testing might pose problems for
assessing mental retardation.
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Of the four levels of mental retardation,
into which category do most people with
mental retardation fall?
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What are the main types of biological
causes of mental retardation?
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What is the only way to prevent fetal
alcohol syndrome?
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What are normalization and
mainstreaming?
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What is your opinion about
mainstreaming and normalization for
children and adults with autism or
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PSY 270
mental retardation?
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