Masterclass: Diagnosis with Adults with Autism

  • 5 hours 32 mins
  • 30 days to complete course
  • Downloadable PDFs
  • Certificate of completion
  • Suitable for professionals

Course summary

Participants will learn how to conduct a diagnostic assessment for an adult or older adolescent with autism, including measurement of comorbidity, differential diagnosis, and use of psychometric assessment.

Who will benefit?

Professionals who see adults and/or older adolescents with autism as part of their work, including:

  • Psychologists and psychiatrists
  • GPs
  • Employment agencies
  • Social workers and counsellors
  • High school teachers and teacher assistants
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Staff in clinics for mental health problems, eating disorders, substance use issues, gender identity issues, and forensic issues

Learning objectives

  • How to design and conduct a diagnostic assessment for an adult
  • Recommended screening and diagnostic instruments for ASD and additional assessment procedures based on extensive clinical experience
  • How to identify and assess co-morbid and differential diagnoses
  • Report preparation and composition
  • To use the diagnostic information to plan support and therapy at home and work
  • How to share the diagnostic assessment results with family

 

What will I be able to do as a result of taking this course?

Conduct a diagnostic assessment of an adult using a range of instruments and apply that information for understanding and support at home and work.

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