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In this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of the diagnostic criteria of ASD and the process of obtaining an ASD diagnosis

Learning Outcomes: This assignment contributes to the following Course Learning Requirements

CLR 1: Explain the neurological, behavioural, and developmental characteristics of individuals with ASD

Tip: Imagine you are a professional who is given this limited information about a child and has been approached to discuss and explain how these characteristics fit an Autism diagnosis, as well as how a family might go about pursuing a diagnosis. This will give you experience with situations in which you might be asked these types of questions as a professional in this field. Put together your assignment with the sensitivity of knowing this child’s parents will read this document and may not understand every term and be sure to use wording that is positive.

This assignment relates to the following Course Learning Requirements:

1.Explain the neurological, behavioural, and developmental characteristics of individuals with ASD.

Objective of this Assignment:

In this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of the diagnostic criteria of ASD and the process of obtaining an ASD diagnosis.  Read the case examples below. Choose  any Three of the case example and answer the following questions:

1.Describe and categorize the behaviours of this individual in terms of the two core deficits: Social interaction and communication, and repetitive and stereotypical patterns of behavior.

2.Describe the process which the family might go through to receive the diagnosis and what benefit there might be for individuals to receive this formal diagnosis.