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Autism Spectrum Disorders – Part 1 Characteristics of ASD

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 88 children are on the autism spectrum; meaning some degree of a complex brain disorder exists, characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication, as well as a tendency toward repetitive behaviors. In its mildest form, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can present minor communication challenges in children who are at or above normal intelligence. In its most severe form, comprehensive cognitive deficits and a total lack of communication create permanent dependence. Part 1 of this 2 part course focuses on the Characteristics of ASD.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Included Disorders
  • Early Etiology
  • Recent Changes to DSM-5
  • Characteristics of ASD
  • Associated Features Of ASD
  • Developmental Course Of ASD
  • Effects of Early Intervention - Risk Factors

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the disorders included within the ASD.
  • Describe changes to the ASD diagnosis according to the DSM-5.
  • List features that are commonly associated with ASD.

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