An Intro to Psychotic Disorders for Direct Support Professionals

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Level: Beginner. Kathleen Olson, PhD, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Parsons, KS. A brief introduction to the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders for persons with intellectual or other developmental disabilities will be presented. An overview of diagnostic challenges will be discussed along with practical support strategies for direct support professionals to use in their daily interactions with people experiencing psychosis. Produced in 2012