Module-I: Prevalence, Presentation, and Assessment

Overview

  • Prevalence of ASD
  • Diagnosis Criteria 
  • Intellectually capable versus impaired ASD 

Presentation of Autism

  • Presentation of ASD (IQ, Gender)
  • Autistic Traits (Burden & Persistence) 

Assessment of Autism

  • Screening measures
  • Diagnosis assessment 

Learning Objectives

Overview:

At the end of this learning activity, participants should be able to: 

  1.  Identify diagnostic overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including diagnostic evolution and presentation.
  2. Analyze and compare the prevalence of ASD in non-referred and psychiatrically referred populations.
  3.  Assess the clinical presentation of autism in the context of intellectual functioning.

Presentation of Autism: 

At the end of this learning activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Describe the clinical presentation of ASD in psychiatrically referred populations.
  2. Discuss varying clinical presentations of ASD based on sex, age, and intellectual functioning.
  3. Analyze the prevalence, persistence, and morbidity associated with significant burden of autistic traits in youth without ASD.

Assessment of Autism:

At the end of this learning activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Identify the under-recognition of autism in psychiatrically referred populations.
  2. Describe the misconceptions regarding essential components required for ASD diagnosis.
  3. Discuss the diagnostic approach and screening tools for the assessment of ASD.
Course summary
Registration opens: 
11/07/2022
Course closes: 
12/19/2022
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Module-I: Prevalence, Presentation, and Assessment [Q&A with Gagan Joshi]

  1. OVERVIEW – Gagan Joshi, MD
    • Prevalence of ASD
    • Diagnostic Criteria
    • Intellectually capable versus impaired ASD
  2. PRESENTATION OF AUTISM – Gagan Joshi, MD
    • Presentation of ASD (IQ, Gender)
    • Autistic Traits (Burden & Persistence)
  3. ASSESSMENT OF AUTISM – Gagan Joshi, MD
    • Screening measures
    • Diagnostic assessment
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