Nov 18, 2019  
2018-19 University Bulletin 
2018-19 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UMH (0627) 607 - Developmental Disorders, Formulation and Diagnosis

Credits: 3.00

Students will learn differential diagnosis and the patterns of atypical development in children from 0 to 5 years, in an eco/bio/developmental context. The student will become familiar with various diagnostic classification systems and linking assessment to intervention.

Free Note: Required for students in IMH-DP program.

1.    Identify, define and differentiate among the major mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood in a relational and cultural context
2.    Use the Diagnostic Classification: 0-3 R system and cross-walk DC:0-3R with other nomenclatures (e.g. DSM V, ICD-10)
3.    Make differential diagnoses from clinical and assessment data and articulate the clinical reasoning and decision tree used in formulating diagnoses identifying multiple factors contributing to the symptom profile, explaining the symptom picture form multiple theoretical perspectives and formulating competing hypotheses
4.    Identify markers that require assessment assistance from other professionals including health, education, child welfare, etc.
5.    Translate findings into mutually agreed upon comprehensive service delivery plans with parents and other professionals that account for individual differences, desires, history, lifestyle, parental concerns, resources incorporating operational and measurable goals and objectives