TSRH Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics: Topics for Primary Care (JS1703H)

Dallas, TX US
March 3, 2017

The one-day conference will highlight common developmental-behavioral conditions, their etiology, identification and management. Presenters will update providers on new developments and enhance their understanding of developmental conditions pertinent to primary care settings and will feature opportunities to apply knowledge in clinical situations.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and health care professionals providing direct care to children.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • List the four types of psychiatric problems that routinely present for care; discuss the time course of symptom development; and describe the behavioral forces that maintain psychiatric symptoms
  • Implement practical strategies to improve effectiveness of ADHD management; describe methods to address adherence and treatment resistance; and discuss strategies to improve outcomes in school, social situations, employment and life
  • Describe the role of family history of psychiatric disorders in establishing a screening approach for psychological/psychiatric problems; and describe the stem questions for use in screening for the major psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents
  • Improve diagnosis of individuals with Fragile X and pre-mutations by recognizing the behavioral, cognitive and medical features; assist families with accompanying behavioral difficulties; and provide genetic guidance to family members
  • Describe three components of a psychiatric treatment plan; discuss the relative roles of medication and psychological treatment for major childhood psychiatric disorders; and counsel families on the role of parental supervision and discipline strategies in reducing psychiatric morbidity in youth
  • Discuss principles of typical neuromotor development and identify red flags that warrant further investigation; describe common etiologies of hypotonia; and discuss the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended algorithm for identifying children with motor delays
  • Describe the challenges adolescents with autism experience including sexuality, transitioning from school, getting a job, going to college, dating, and interacting with neurotypical society; counsel families on avoiding negative experiences with law enforcement; and improve social/educational outcomes by strengthening professional advocacy and guidance for these families
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/03/2017 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/03/2017 - 4:30pm CST
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
2222 Welborn Street
T. Boone Pickens Training & Conference Center
Dallas, TX 75219-3993
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 1.00 Ethics


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