ADHD and ASD: Diagnosis and Management - 2017

Welcome to the training on ADHD and ASD: Diagnosis and Management provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Goal

The goal of this module is to educate primary care providers about recognizing developmental disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and adolescents, guidelines for diagnosis and referral, and the importance of providing a medical home for children diagnosed with those disorders.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Indicate two main risk factors for developmental disorders such as ADHD and ASD.
  2. Specify two common comorbid conditions for ASD.
  3. Specify two reasons to provide a medical home for children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental disorders.
  4. Examine two barriers that restrict care by the primary care provider of children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental disorders.
  5. Determine three purposes of screening for developmental disorders as part of pediatric checkups.
  6. Evaluate one behavior of ADHD that indicates the need for a referral.
  7. Identify two characteristics of resources that providers can rely on for support in caring for children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD or ASD.
  8. Outline three appropriate steps to take when a parent or caregiver voices concerns about a child’s development or behavior.

All data presented in the module reflect the most recent year for available data.

Please note this module expires on 9/4/2017.

Note: In this course, the term "autism" refers to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as recognized by the DSM-5. In addition, the term "parent" also refers to guardians and other caregivers.