Final Exam EDD 8802: Seminar in the Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorder You should cite sources where appropriate. Try to write as concisely as possible. No paragraph should be longer than ½ page. Please answer the following questions and upload your answers, with the questions, to the assignment dropbox. 1. Describe the two main areas of impairment in ASD? Under the specific core systems (e.g., lack of social/emotional reciprocity and restricted interests and behavior), give one example of what this might look like for each. 2. Cite the current prevalence of ASD and describe the methodology (what did they actually do) used by the CDC to come up with this prevalence rate. 3. In a psychological evaluation, what areas should usually be assessed? Describe some of the measures that might be used. What are considered the “gold standard” instruments for diagnosis of ASD. Describe these. 4. What seminal study in 1987 on ABA intervention for children with autism had a tremendous influence on the field? What does the research literature on ABA and autism support? Describe ABA in a broader context than just as a strategy for intensive early intervention (Zager et al. textbook). 5. Describe structured teaching and the TEACCH program (Zager et al. textbook). What is the premise behind it? What questions does the environment need to answer for the student with ASD?