Q 1 Which of the following exemplifies a symptom of autism spectrum disorder?
Group of answer choices
Gemma exhibits deficits in social interaction by not initiating conversations with other children, and she turns her head away when spoken to.
Gemma is quick to anger and is incapable of dealing with a situation in which she is not the center of attention.
Gemma is submissive and physically clings to the people around her.
Gemma is very impulsive—as soon as an idea enters her head she acts upon it.
Answer: (A) Gemma exhibits deficits in social interaction by not initiating conversations with other children. and she turns her head away when spoken to.
Reason: Autism spectrum disorder: Major symptoms includes impairment in social interaction with other and they have difficulty to develop and maintain relationship with other, often rigid and they have obsessive behavior which they exhibit constantly.
Where as, In option B, C and D gemma exhibit personality disorder symptoms such as wanting to be the center of attention and become irritated when it isn't happening, being clingy on others, being impulsive when ideas pop up etc.