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Find out in this quiz of terms and concepts selected by the editors of Dictionary of Developmental Disabilities Terminology, Third Edition

About the editors

Dr. Pasquale J. Accardo

Pasquale J. Accardo, M.D., is a professor of developmental research in pediatrics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also directs the VCU Child Development Clinic in Richmond, Virginia. His specialty is pediatrics, with certifications in developmental and behavioral pediatrics and in neurodevelopmental disabilities in pediatrics.

Dr. Accardo previously served as the medical director of the Knights of Columbus Developmental Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and as the director of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau for Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) at the Westchester Institute for Human Development in Valhalla, New York.

Dr. Barbara Whitman

Barbara Y. Whitman, M.S.W., Ph.D., is a professor of pediatrics at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She obtained her master of social work and doctoral degrees at Washington University in St. Louis and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology at Washington University School of Medicine. She completed additional postdoctoral training in family therapy at the Menninger Clinic, Topeka, Kansas.

Dr. Whitman has published extensively in the areas of parents of children with mental retardation, Prader-Willi syndrome, and attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorders.


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1. A technique for examining and characterizing an individual's entire chromosonal, genetic makeup:

a. microarray
b. adaptive cuing technique
c. Wilbarger protocol
d. banding

2. A scale used to distinguish individuals with Asperger syndrome from people with other forms of high-functioning autism is the:

a. Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)
b. Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ)
c. Ashworth scale
d. Krug Asperger's Disorder Index (KADI)

3. A medication used to treat addiction that may reduce self-injurious behaviors in people with developmental disorders.

a. Adderall
b. naltrexone
c. paroxetine
d. levetiracetam

4. This abbreviation stands for a self-rated assessment of daytime sleepiness:

a. WJ-III-NU
b. PTEN
c. PDSS
d. RTI

5. The tendency to repeat one's own words is:

a. echolalia
b. glossolalia
c. palilalia
d. coprolalia

6. ECHO stands for:

a. Extended Care Health Option
b. eye-coordination-hand-output
c. early childhood outcomes
d. all of the above

7. A web site that lists recognized genetic syndromes and gene associations:

a. Human Genome Project
b. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)
c. International HapMap Project (HapMap)
d. crytogenetics.com

8. A colloquial term for the relocation of a family so a member with a disability can obtain access to better services:

a. relocation nation
b. real estate therapy
c. go-where-the-services-are (GWSA)
d. none of the above

9. This legislation mandates the presence of highly qualified teachers in special education classrooms:

a. Improving America's Schools Act (IASA) of 1994
b. No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001
c. Elementary and Secondary Education Act Amendments (ESEA) of 1978
d. Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement (IDEA) Act of 2004

10. In operant conditioning, a verbal behavior that is equivalent to a request:

a. mand
b. holophrase
c. emblem
d. cluttering


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