A thorough assessment is necessary for an accurate mental health diagnosis and to develop an effective treatment plan. The biopsychosocial model provides a helpful framework for assessing people with developmental disabilities. The biopsychosocial model considers the biological, psychological, and social factors influencing a person’s physical health, mental health, and overall well-being.
This module provides information about the assessment process for people with developmental disabilities, including modifications and special considerations. This module’s overall goal is to give mental health providers the knowledge to offer assessments and diagnoses to people with developmental disabilities.
Upon completion of this module, learners will be able to: