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  1. How prevalent is autism in the United States?
  1. ____________ language is the ability to listen and understand language.
  1. Autism is caused by _______________.
  1. Repetitive behavior such as hand flapping or repeating certain vocal sounds is referred to as ____________.
  1. _______________ is a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with processing information from the five senses: vision, auditory, touch, olfaction, and taste, as well as from the sense of movement (vestibular system), and/or the positional sense (proprioception).
  1. To create a sensory friendly experience the following strategies should be implemented:
  1. Which of the following medical conditions are associated with autism spectrum disorders:
  1. A visual support that utilizes a series of pictures to demonstrate steps in a process is called ____________.
  1. ____________ is a visual support that uses two pictures.  The first is a picture of what needs to be done and the second is a reward.  It is especially helpful when a patient struggles with a certain task, like polishing.
  1. Bruxism and grinding can be due to _______________.
  1. Dental trauma is common because _______________.
  1. Pick the statement that is true:
  1. What strategies are useful when communicating with patients on the spectrum?
  1. ____________ is the wearing away of teeth by mechanical means such as grinding.
  1. ____________ is the wearing away of tooth structure by chemical means like lemons or gastric acids being brought from the stomach to the oral cavity.
  1. For caries prevention and remineralization patients should strive for ______ exposures of xylitol each day.
  1. One of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders is _______________.
  1. ____________ score is used by anesthesiologists to determine how easy a patient is to intubate; it also can be used as a sign to look for when assessing for sleep apnea.
  1. Autism is __________ times more likely in boys than girls.
  1. If an individual with autism does not use spoken language to communicate, that also means they cannot understand spoken language.