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The period of middle and late childhood involves
A)slow, consistent growth
B)rapid, consistent growth
C)rapid spurts of growth
D)moderate growth with occasional spurts
As Norman, a typical child, progresses through middle and late childhood, he will experience all of the following EXCEPT
A)increased muscle mass
B)increased body fat
C)increased strength
D)decreased leg length in relation to his body height
Which activity is most likely to create fatigue for elementary school children?
Increased myelination is seen in improvement of each skill EXCEPT
A)use of tools
B)tying shoe laces
D)playing a musical instrument
According to nutritionists,
A)peers have a greater influence on children's eating patterns than parents do
B)when left to make their own decisions about food, children will develop healthy eating patterns
C)breakfast should make up about one-fourth of the day's calories
D)children should not be allowed to eat sweets or fats
A wise strategy parents can use to get their children to exercise more is to
A)push their children to meet, then exceed, their physical limits
B)involve their children in strenuous competitive sports
C)rely on the schools to provide vigorous physical activities for their children
D)start doing activities involving vigorous physical exercise that they can enjoy with their children
Critics of children's participation in sports express special concern about the appropriateness of
A)Special Olympics
B)highly competitive, win-oriented sports
D)highly physical interactive sports
Which child is at highest risk for being overweight?
A)Milly, an eight-year-old White girl whose mother is overweight
B)Maddy, an eight-year-old African American girl with high levels of leptin
C)Malcolm, an eight-year-old African American boy who eats cereal for breakfast
D)Martin, a White adolescent boy whose father is overweight
An overweight child is at risk for all of the following EXCEPT
A)pulmonary problems
B)diabetes and hypertension
C)low blood-cholesterol
D)low self-esteem
Dr. Lublin, an expert in treating children who are overweight, is most likely to recommend which treatment for his overweight clients?
A)stomach surgery
B)psychotherapy to understand the underlying causes of the child's being overweight
C)a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet
D)a combination of diet, exercise, and behavior modification
Comparisons of cancer in children and cancer in adults find that
A)cancer is usually found earlier in children
B)cancer in children is more likely to be caused by diet or exposure to cancer-causing agents
C)children with cancer are usually treated by their family physician or by pediatricians
D)children's cancers are more likely to affect the white blood cells, lymphatic system, and nervous system rather than the colon, lungs, and pancreas
Which of the following diseases is least common in children?
B)cardiovascular disease
The Bogalusa, Louisiana school system has implemented a program aimed at improving its students'
A)cognitive skills
B)cardiovascular health
C)math scores
D)verbal and math scores
The most common cause of severe injury and death in middle and late childhood is
C)ingestion of poisons
D)motor vehicle accidents
Which child is LEAST likely to be classified as having a learning disability?
A)Ashton, who has extreme difficulty with math
B)Brendan, who has a severe impairment in his ability to read and spell
C)Colin, whose handwriting is totally illegible
D)Doran, who has an IQ of 68
Which of the following children has the most common learning disability?
A)Draco, who has dyslexia
B)Harry, who has difficulty with handwriting
C)Ron, who has dyscalculia
D)Hermione, who has ADHD
Angel is inattentive, hyperactive, and impulsive. He would most likely be diagnosed with
A)mental retardation
D)Asperger syndrome
Classification of a child with ADHD typically occurs
A)soon after birth
B)in preschool
C)in elementary school
D)in high school
Umberto has been diagnosed with ADHD. In addition to behavioral management training, which of the following medications is likely to be prescribed for him?
Which of the following children has an articulation disorder?
A)Jason, whose voice is hoarse and harsh
B)Kelly, who has problems pronouncing sounds correctly
C)Lamar, who speaks in a loud, high-pitched voice
D)Marty, who stutters
Helen is educationally blind. We would expect that in school she will be helped by the use of
A)a touch system such as Braille
B)a magnifying glass
C)large-print books
D)special lamps to help her see
_____________ consist(s) of serious, persistent problems that involve relationships, aggression, depression, fears associated with personal or school matters, and other inappropriate socioemotional characteristics.
A)Cerebral palsy
B)Emotional and behavioral disorders
C)Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
D)Learning disabilities
Six-year-old Ricky exhibits severe deficiencies in social relationships, abnormalities in communication, and restricted, repetitive, stereotyped patterns of behavior. Ricky most likely has
B)Asperger syndrome
D)autistic disorder
Under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),
A)children are evaluated within a month after school begins each fall
B)children's needs must be reevaluated at the beginning of each school year
C)in addition to the school evaluation, parents must obtain independent evaluations of their children in order to qualify for assistance
D)children must be provided with an appropriate education and an individualized education plan, to be carried out in the least-restrictive environment
The current trend concerning children with disabilities is to
A)make every effort to include them in the regular classroom
B)make every effort to provide them with the most restrictive learning environment
C)provide them with separate programs because they are more effective for educating disabled children
D)provide them with separate programs to avoid disrupting the education of children who are not disabled

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