Fine Tuning Diagnostic Conceptualization Skills: The ASD Children Who Get Missed. Who They are and Why We Miss Them

Presenter: Kira Armstrong, PhD, ABPP

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 (8:00 am – 11:00 am) at AACN Conference in Chicago, IL

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe at least 3 characteristics in a child’s psychosocial, family history, and/or parents that can make it more challenging to recognize high functioning ASD.
  2. Identify at least 4 child characteristics and/or comorbidities that can “mask” ASD.
  3. Summarize at least 3 ways to change how one approaches diagnostic interviews and the assessment process to increase the likelihood of recognizing and “finding” high functioning children who have ASD.


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