IDD Integration: Intellectual Disability/Intellectual Developmental Disorder and Assessment

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 25, 2022

The most recent changes to the DSM had a significant impact on how the mental health community sees Intellectual Disability/Intellectual Developmental Disorder (ID/IDD) which in turn affects treatment and clinical outcomes. Whereas Mental Retardation was seen as a static and life-long disability, the new DSM has re-shaped IDD to be a disability shaped by support and more dynamic in nature. This has also re-shaped the criteria on which IDD is diagnosed as well as the measures needed to determine the severity of the disability. The purpose of this training is to help attendees develop a clear understanding of these differences to better impact clinical utility of the diagnosis and help determine prognosis, treatment plans and better outcomes for members and clients serviced by the Health Plan.

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

1.  Summarize how the recent changes in the DSM 5 impacted the Mental Health Community's perception of Intellectual Disability/Intellectual Developmental Disorder (ID/IDD)

2.  Explain how Neurodevelopmental Disorders differ from Neurocognitive Disorders

3.  Describe what components are needed to diagnosis IDD

4.  State why IQ is no longer the sole measure for the severity of an IDD diagnosis

5.  Name the Severity Specifiers and why they are important to IDD diagnosis

6.  Differentiate between the Psychometrics used to diagnose IDD

7.  List co-morbidities and z-codes

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
05/25/2022 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/25/2022 - 5:30pm EDT

Program begins at 9:00am  and adjourns at 10:00am  Total Education Time:   1 Hour





Presentation of DSM5 changes, the impact upon the mental health community’s perspective, and the difference between Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Neurocognitive Disorders

Nancy Lorraine Pegher, Psy.D.


Review of diagnostic criteria associated with IDD

Nancy Lorraine Pegher, Psy.D.


Review of co-morbidities and z-codes

Nancy Lorraine Pegher, Psy.D.

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States
Nancy Lorraine Pegher, Psy.D.
Manager, Psychological Svcs  CCBH
Dr. Pegher is a licensed psychologist who joined Community Care as a Professional Advisor in 2007. Prior to that Dr. Pegher spent her career in the Chicagoland area. She has worked with many different populations and settings, starting with disabled and autistic children in a therapeutic preschool and moving on to a therapeutic elementary school program. She has worked in Residential Treatment, Treatment Foster Care, Juvenile Justice, Inpatient Psychiatric, Outpatient Clinics, for the DuPage County Health Department, in private practice, provided care and consultation for acute and long-term nursing home residents, and done psychological testing in schools. Dr. Pegher has a deep interest in the ways that holistic, functional, and integrative medicine can be incorporated into behavioral health care and to that end has numerous certifications in these areas including being a certified as a 100 hour Meditation Teacher and a 200 hour Yoga Teacher.


In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE  - CCM COA will be sent via email from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner approximately 6-8 weeks following the live date of the course.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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