A discussion about child development norms and developmental delays


  • Course Description

    How can mental health professionals help tease out when a child’s development is on-track, or whether it’s time for a referral for an evaluation? This interview reviews the differences between typical and atypical child development, and how these differences can contribute to mental health issues in children and adolescents. Assessment of developmental history and how to make differential diagnosis based on this information is also discussed.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:List the 4 important domains of child development; Recite two or more questions that should be asked during an initial intake interview with a parent; Describe three or more symptoms of atypical child development

  • Downloadable Podcast

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour audio podcast interview (streaming or free for download via our site, Apple Podcasts, or GooglePlay), a post-presentation test with six to eight questions per CE credit hour, and a course evaluation; course requirements can be accessed either via computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account. In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must #1: Have an active Clearly Clinical annual subscription, #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast, #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (a score of at least 75%; you are able to re-test) and #4: Complete the required course evaluation.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, sponsor, instructor, content, or benefit of endorsement of products.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course and hit the 'Generate Certificate' button, a new window will open up with your certificate; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Click on the FAQ link at the bottom of this page for more information about how to receive a copy of a course completion certificate if course access has expired. Course certificates will be on file for five (5) years from date of course completion.

  • Target Audience and Instructional Level

    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory/Intermediate.

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Child Development Aficionado

Shiro Torquato, PhD, PSY 14840

Senior Instructor

Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1986; a M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of the Pacific in 1988; a second M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1992; and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Auburn University in 1995. She has been licensed in the state of California since 1996. Dr. Torquato has been in private practice in Simi Valley since 1999. She specializes in psychological evaluations and educational consultations for children and adolescents. Dr. Torquato uses an approach of considering early child development as an essential component to comprehensive psychological evaluations. She also presents seminars to graduate students, interns and other mental health professions.

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