The Introductory Preservice Health Training modules are designed to provide an overview of treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The Bryan Case features an individual with cerebral palsy (CP) whose presenting issues are confounded with communication difficulties and conditions that frequently co-occur in patients with CP. Related medical issues are briefly described to alert the medical provider to possible needs for additional information. The Jay case presents a child with autism. In this case, communication challenges are paramount. Behaviors that co-occur for some children with autism are both modeled and described. The tutorials use multi-media, virtual patient instruction.
As you work through each case, you make decisions about how to conduct the examination. You will also be asked to answer specific questions related to developing a treatment plan.