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Inclusive Approaches to Teaching Exceptional Children
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care.
The only comprehensive reference devoted to special education The highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Special Education addresses issues of importance ranging from theory to practice and is a critical reference for researchers as well as those working in the special education field.
Using the DSM-V
The DSM-V is a manual designed to help mental health professionals diagnose and treat mental disorders. It is not organized alphabetically, but rather orders the contents under broad categories. You can find the disorder your researching by using the index at the back. For some disorders, you may need to look up synonyms or use google to find out how the disorder is titled.
Each entry contains information about the diagnosis, prevalance, development and course, prognosis, comorbidity, etc.