Research Trends in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
$24.00 [6.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours]
CEU Course Description
This intermediate level course was developed using the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health publication, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). Such disabilities are characterized by significant limitations in intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical life skills. This course will outline efforts to enhance prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of IDD with a focus on improving outcomes for persons with IDD. Recent research highlights and science advances supported by Eunice Kennedy Shriver IDD Research Centers (IDDRCS) will also be discussed. This continuing education course is appropriate for educators and psychologists.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Identify characteristics, prevalence and research highlights of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASDs).
2. Describe research that focuses on preempting the development of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopment diseases.
3. Discuss chromosome abnormalities, genetic syndromes, and epigenetic disorders such as Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, and Rett Syndrome.
4. Evaluate the role of newborn screening in identifying infants who are at risk for congenital disorders and in improving outcomes.
5. Review science advances pertaining to Fragile X Syndrome (FXS).
6. Outline research in the areas of improved diagnosis and treatment of IDD and related conditions.
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