In this episode of the 39A Podcast, CP Shruthi speaks to Professor Marc Tassé, from the Department of Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at The Ohio State University. He is also the Director of the Ohio State Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Professor Tassé’s clinical interests include the diagnosis of intellectual disability (ID), the assessment and treatment of problem behaviour and psychiatric disorders in individuals with ID or Autism Spectrum Disorder. In this episode, Shruthi speaks to Prof Tassé about what intellectual disability is, who can diagnose it, the evolution of jurisprudence on Intellectual disability in the US and the challenges associated with presenting Intellectual Disability in court in the Indian context. The podcast is relevant for Judges, lawyers, mental health professionals and other specialists working on cases involving death sentences or death-eligible offences.