Autism Spectrum Disorders – Part 2 Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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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 2 of this 2 part course focuses on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ASD.
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.
- Effects of Early Intervention - Risk Factors
- ASD And Co-Morbidities
- Management and Prognosis
- Vaccine Controversy
- Identify domains that are evaluated when diagnosing ASD according to the DSM-5.
- Explain the primary goals of ASD treatment.
- Explain the controversy relating to autism and vaccines.