Neurodevelopmental disorders

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Abnormal brain development or damage at an early age can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders. Within this group of disorders, some are resolvable with appropriate and timely interventions, either pharmacological or nonpharmacological, while other disorders are chronic and need to be managed throughout the lifespan.


Required Readings

· Hilt, R. J., & Nussbaum, A. M. (2016). 

DSM-5 pocket guide for child and adolescent mental health

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. American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

· Chapter 12, “Developmental Milestones”Links to an external site.

· Thapar, A., Pine, D. S., Leckman, J. F., Scott, S., Snowling, M. J., & Taylor, E. A. (2015). 
Rutter’s child and adolescent psychiatry (6th ed.). Wiley Blackwell.

· Chapter 51, “Autism Spectrum Disorder”

· Chapter 55, “ADHD and Hyperkinetic Disorder”

· Utah State University. (n.d.). 

Creating study guides

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· Walden University. (2020). 

Success strategies: Self-paced interactive tutorials

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· Zakhari, R. (2020). 
The psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner certification review manual. Springer.

· Chapter 13, “Child/Adolescent Neurodevelopmental Disorders”

Required Media

· Dillon, K. (2019, March 23). 


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· The National Center for Learning Disabilities. (2013, February 20). 

What is ADHD?

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· Osmosis. (2017, October 17). 

Autism – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

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Medication  Review

Irritability in autism

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder


amphetamine IR, XR, and ER

clonidine hydrocholoride ER
Dexmethylphenidate IR and XR
guanfacine hydrocholride ER
methylphenidate hydrocholoride IR and ER, transdermal


· Your Instructor will assign you to a specific neurodevelopmental disorder from the 

· Research your assigned disorder using the Walden Library. Then, develop an organizational scheme for the important information about the disorder.


THE ASSIGNED DISORDER: Childhood-onset fluency disorder (stuttering)

Create a study guide for
Childhood-onset fluency disorder (stuttering). Your study guide should be in the form of an outline with references, and you should incorporate visual elements such as concept maps, charts, diagrams, images, color coding, mnemonics, and/or flashcards. Be creative! It should not be in the format of an APA paper. Your guide should be informed by the 
DSM-5-TR but also supported by at least three other scholarly resources.

Areas of importance you should address, but are not limited to, are:

· Signs and symptoms according to the 

· Differential diagnoses

· Incidence

· Development and course

· Prognosis

· Considerations related to culture, gender, age

· Pharmacological treatments, including any side effects

· Nonpharmacological treatments

· Diagnostics and labs

· Comorbidities

· Legal and ethical considerations

· Pertinent patient education considerations

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