10077: Autism Spectrum Disorders Research

About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. Autistic disorder, or “autism,” is considered the most classic of the pervasive developmental disorders in that it was the first of these disorders to be recognized as a distinct disorder. These disorders share a cluster of impairments in reciprocal social interaction and communication and/or the presence of stereotyped behavior, interests and activities. These complex disorders are of lifelong duration and affect multiple aspects of development, learning, and adaptation in the community, and thus represent a pressing public health need.

Publication Date:

2004

Author

National Institute of Mental Health Staff

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge of assessment, treatment, and possible prevention of autism.

Course Objectives:

  1. to become familiar with the myriad approaches being utilized to study autistic spectrum disorders

  2. to learn how research on autistic spectrum disorders impacts treatment methods and options

  3. to gain knowledge on possible prevention of autistic spectrum disorders

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