Part 1

After watching the video “Thasya” (the second video in the 2-part series called “Including Samuel — Inclusion of Children with Disabilities”) review the DSM 5 criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Based upon your viewing and your reading, which criteria does Thasya meet? What specifier and severity level would you apply?

Part 2

After reading this week’s articles on the Mental Status Evaluation, discuss its importance to the biopsychoassessment process. Include the areas of the MSE that seem most important to the social worker.

Please provide at least 3 substantial paragraphs using professional terminology on each part as well as APA 7 citing.