Friday, September 21, 2012

Test Time, Part two

Continuing on with the on line course that SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers here are a sample of questions from the next three units. 
Identify from the list below the signs and symptoms of an FASD in a child between 6 and 11 years old.  Select all that apply.
A.    Speech and language deficits, particularly with comprehension, social communication, and pragmatic aspects of speech
B.    Tendency to be led by others
C.    Problems with boundaries (e.g., inappropriate touching)
D.    Truancy
Identify from the list below three secondary disabilities among individuals with an FASD (age 12+).  Select all that apply.
A.    Memory problems
B.    Stealing
C.    Failure to understand ownership
D.    Lying
E.     Destructive behavior

You can learn more about FASD Signs and Symptoms here 

Identify which of the following are accepted prevention strategies.
A.    Universal prevention strategies are usually prevention messages in reading material or media that are aimed at reducing or stopping drinking during pregnancy.
B.    Selective prevention strategies include screening and motivational interviewing
C.    Indicated prevention strategies for women at risk include identification of risk factors, identification of FASD in women, intensive case management, “aftercare” programs, and programs that combine intervention and contraceptive use.
D.    All of the above
Identify the five P’s of prevention from the list below.
A.    Public education, programs and services, prenatal information, proven assessments, professional training
B.    Public policy, professional training, public education, programs and services, parent and citizen activism
C.    Public prevention, programs and services, public policy, police intervention, professional training
D.    Programs and services, parent and citizen activism, professional training, public education, psychiatric education
FASD Prevention is covered in this section.  And-
Identify three barriers to diagnosing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders from the list below
A.    Lack of a physical test
B.    Few practitioners qualified to diagnose
C.    Lack of sibling history
D.    Features related to an FASD are harder to recognize in adolescents and adults
E.    Unavailable paternal history
Identify an effective strategy for the home, school, and work environment in the treatment of FASD.
A.    Therapy and medication as needed
B.    Daily routines and structured activities with predictable choices
C.    Skills training
D.    All of the above

the last two questions come from the section I had been waiting for Diagnosis and Treatment of FASD. Except I was disappointed.  I didn't really learn anything there I didn't already know.  It is a good site for the very basics - but WHERE is the advanced material on this!!!  I keep thinking it must exist somewhere.  I never find it though.




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