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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 2. C) Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders – Assessment, and Intervention of ASD and Psychoses Prevalence rates Autism 20/10,000 Asperger’s Disorder 5/10,000 PDD-NOS 15/10,000 Rett’s 1/10,000 CDD <1/10,000 Assessment- Presence of co-occurring conditions makes a diagnosis harder- For example, autistic children display a wide range of behaviours, many of them similar to those found in children with other disorders o May be labeled as blind or deaf before being correctly diagnosed o Cognitive disability is often the initial diagnosis but it isn’t an “either-or” category- Assessment must be multidisciplinary and incorporate a variety of tools, procedures and adaptations DSM-V: Anticipated Changes- Asperger’s Disorder, CDD and PDD-NOS will all be subsumed into a single Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis that will also include a level of severity. 3 symptoms domains become 2: o Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts o Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities- There will also be a new Social Communication Disorder – reflecting impairments in pragmatics- Rett’s Disorder is recommended to be removed Intervention- Children with Pervasive Developmental Disorders may require a comprehensive approach to intervention involving a variety of professionals from various disciplines- Today, the majority of children live at home with their families and a variety of educational settings are available- Children are enrolled in residential programs only when they are seriously delayed in feeding,...
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2043 taught by Professor Goldberg during the Spring '11 term at UWO.
- Spring '11