Intellectual and developmental disabilities

Examine and choose two specific types of intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorders. Develop a case study that you will create pertaining to either a child or adolescent.

In a 750-1,000-word essay, complete the following:

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  1. Discuss the two theories of childhood or adolescent development stages.
  2. Discuss two diagnostic considerations associated with stages of human development. Identify the specific diagnostic code for the disorder, and describe the etiology of the diagnosis for the case study.
  3. Identify and discuss two assessments to evaluate the level and symptom severity of intellectual and developmental disabilities, or autism spectrum disorders. Discuss the aspects of reliability of diagnostic assessment of children and adolescents. Describe accurate assessments related to DSM criteria and culturally informed care.
  4. Formulate a list of symptoms and describe the features with specific examples in your case study. Make sure to include co-occurring symptoms of intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or autism spectrum disorders.
  5. Identify three diagnostic behavioral characteristics present for the case study.
  6. Choose the treatment model and identify two interventions that you propose to address for presenting symptoms.
  7. Identify two therapeutic interventions related to age and diagnostic considerations. Include consideration of the risk and protective factors specific to the treatment interventions.
  8. Include the cultural considerations of the client.
  9. Provide a discussion of two main goals of the treatment approach in the case study, and what you hope to accomplish.
  10. Examine and discuss the referral process and treatment recommendations for continued care. Provide the ethical and legal guidelines of treatment decisions with minors.

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This assignment assesses the following programmatic competency 6.3: Distinguish evidence-based treatment options for child and adolescent disorders.

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