Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will:


  • understand the key differences between ICD-10 and DSM-5 when diagnosing ASD


  • know the diagnostic features of ASD


  • understand the importance of an informant and of a childhood history


  • be aware of how features of autism differ over ability level, age and gender


  • know of sources for structuring a diagnostic assessment.



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