Worth 10 points each. 1. Assessment data are most appropriately used to a. mislabel students. b. make decisions about students. c. avoid the need for testing students. d. remove students from mainstream settings. 2. A primary purpose of assessment is to facilitate a. special-education services. b. testing procedures. c. decision making. d. observations and interviews. 3. Assessment results must a. not be shared with the child/parent unless there is a clinical need to do so b. be displayed consistent with practices in the field and described in technical language c. be explained in language understandable to the child/parents 4. Adaptive behavior might be viewed as a. conforming to expectations of society. b. doing what is best for one’s mental health. c. something that schools do not have to assess. d. an index of one’s personality. 5. The ideal respondent to interview about a student’s adaptive behavior is a person who is a. trained as a teacher, but who is not currently working as a teacher. b. related to the student, preferably a parent. c. familiar with the student, who has seen the student in most contexts, and who will be truthful. d. recommended by the student as the person who knows most about him or her. 6. The best way to perform a direct assessment might be to a. interview the child b. interview the child’s teachers c. observe the child in his classroom d. take ABC data on the child’s behavior in an observation room. Essay Questions: Please answer the following 2 essay questions (3-4 paragraphs each). Worth 20 points each 1. Please identify the components of a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation for ASD. Include the important elements of a comprehensive history as well as what are the important features to assess when observing a child’s behavior. 2. Describe the differences between the ABLLS and the VB-MAPP, and why you might use or prefer one over the other.

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