· Review the resources concerning Asperger Syndrome.

Using evidence-based research, design and develop a Parent Guide for Asperger Syndrome including the following:

· Signs and symptoms

· Pathophysiology

· How the disorder is diagnosed

· Treatment options

Provide a minimum of three academic references.

Required Readings

American Nurses Association. (2014). Psychiatric-mental health nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Standard 5E “Pharmacological, Biological and      Integrative Therapies” (page 59)

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • “Neurodevelopmental      Disorders”

o “Intellectual Disabilities”

o “Communication Disorders”

  • “Disruptive,      Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders”

Sadock, B. J., Sadock, V. A., & Ruiz, P. (2014). Kaplan & Sadock’s synopsis of psychiatry: Behavioral sciences/clinical psychiatry (11th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Chapter 3, “Contributions of the Sociocultural      Sciences” (pp. 131–150)
  • Chapter 31, “Child Psychiatry” (pp. 1152–1181,      1244–1253)
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