High Functioning Autism: Definition & Characteristics


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What is the prevalence of autism in America?

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1. Autism is a subtype of what mental disorder?

2. Which of the following disorders is not a form of autism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confirm your understanding of high-functioning autism and other disorders that are a form of autism. The quiz and worksheet is multiple-choice and can be completed in very little time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Taking this quiz will assess what you know about the following:

  • Prevalence of autism in America
  • Mental disorder of which autism is a subtype
  • Disorders that are a form of autism
  • Clinical name for high-functioning autism
  • Distinguishing high-functioning autism from low-functioning autism

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about high-functioning autism
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the prevalence of autism in America and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the differences between high-functioning and low-functioning autism

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the related lesson titled High Functioning Autism: Defintion & Characteristics. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Information in the Diagnostic Statistics Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) concerning autism
  • When communication and social interaction are impaired
  • Development of repetitive behavior patterns