Autism and Mental Retardation

Autism and Mental Retardation - Axia College Material...

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Axia College Material Appendix F Autism and Mental Retardation Respond to the following: 1. List the primary features of autism. social, language, behavioral and medical. 2. Which explanation for autism is no longer considered valid and lacks research support? causal relationship between childhood vaccinations and autism. Although there have been exceptions made for individuals who had a specific genetic predisposition, the research shows that thimerisal in vaccines does not cause autism. 3. What forms of treatment are helpful for a person with autism? The forms of treatments are generally divided into 3 categories: learning approaches, complimentary approaches, 4. List the criteria for a diagnosis of mental retardation: three criteria must be met for a diagnosis of mental retardation: an IQ below 70, significant limitations in two or more areas of adaptive behavior (as measured by an adaptive behavior rating scale, i.e. communication, self-help skills,
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