Author: Nathan Ory, MA, Island Mental Health Support Team, Victoria, BC, Canada
Overlapping diagnoses in persons with complex needs make it difficult to know where to start and how to set short and long-term goals. Comprehensive planning requires the evaluation of all factors: including biological, developmental, environmental reactions, functional behavior, cognitive and psychological, neuro-developmental and psychiatric function. Regardless of overlapping diagnoses, identifying persistent areas of planning. long-term and short all of basis the at be must that denominator common establishes dependence? functional.