Assignment: Study Guide Forum Abnormal brain development or damage at an early a

Assignment: Study
Guide Forum
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.
For this Assignment,
you will develop a study guide for an assigned disorder and share it with your
colleagues. In sum, these study guides will be a powerful tool in preparing for
your certification exam.
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To Prepare
Your Instructor will assign you to a specific neurodevelopmental
disorder from the DSM-5.
Research your assigned disorder using the Walden Library. Then,
develop an organizational scheme for the important information about the
The Assignment
Create a study guide
for Lewy Body Dementia. 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 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 DSM-5
Differential diagnoses
Development and course
Considerations related to culture,
gender, age
Pharmacological treatments, including
any side effects
Nonpharmacological treatments
Diagnostics and labs
Legal and ethical considerations
Pertinent patient education

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