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Autism Spectrum Disorders – Part 1 Characteristics of ASD

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Advanced

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) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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.

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

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