Culturally-Informed Pediatric Assessment
Presented by Veronica Edgar, PhD, ABPP – University of Texas
This presentation will discuss best practice recommendations for conducting culturally-informed pediatric evaluations. Within the area of autism, participants will learn cultural differences that obscure and/or mimic symptoms of autism in order to improve diagnostic accuracy. Cutting-edge approaches in the assessment process including the use of the ECLECTIC framework will be shared in order to guide all aspects of the evaluation, including diagnostic interview and ways to incorporate these components into feedback.
Participants will be able to list ways to address bilingual language concerns as part of the pediatric assessment process.
Participants will be able to apply the different ECLECTIC framework components when conducting culturally-informed pediatric evaluations.
Participants will be able to discuss best practice recommendations for providing culturally-informed ASD evaluations.
About the Visiting Professor Lecture Series:
The Child Mind Institute Visiting Professor Lecture Series invites leaders in the field of child and adolescent mental health to talk about the latest research and treatment protocols. All events are open to the public. This year, all lectures will be hosted virtually over GoToWebinar. In partnership with Northwell Health, continuing medical education (CME) credits for psychiatrists and continuing education (CE) credits for psychologists are available to registered course participants.