Abnormal Child And Adolescent Psychology 8th Edition By Wicks-nelson – Test Bank
TRUE OR FALSE
1. In 2010, President Obama signed Rosa’s Law. This law changed the terminology in federal law from mental retardation to intellectual disability.
2. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) defines subaverage intellectual functioning as having intelligence test scores that fall about two or more standard deviations below the mean on standardized tests of intelligence.
3. The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities classifies retardation according to four levels of severity of retardation.
4. According to the DSM-IV classification of intellectual disability, about 85 percent of cases of MR fall into the mild level of retardation.
5. Historically, intellectual functioning was considered low enough for intellectual disability when the intelligence test score fell only one standard deviation below the mean.
6. Alfred Binet viewed intelligence as a stable, biologically predetermined attribute of the individual.
7. Scores from intelligence tests such as the Stanford Binet and the Wechsler tests are moderately stable, with test-retest correlations averaging .77.
8. The everyday behaviors of people, which are measured by adaptive behavior scales, are unrelated to their intelligence as measured by general tests of intelligence.
9. Abnormalities in physical appearance and function are especially associated with more severe levels of intellectual disability.
10. Children with moderate or high levels of disability are able to learn through operant conditioning but youngsters of lower levels of retardation lack this disability.
11. The kinds of behavioral problems shown by youth with retardation are notably different than those shown by the general population of youth.
12. When children below school age are identified with intellectual disability, they tend to display mild delay.
13. A person who is diagnosed with intellectual disability might only meet that criteria for a certain portion of his or her lifetime. It is possible to develop adequate intellectual or adaptive skills so that the criteria for the disorder are no longer met.
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