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Educational Conference Featuring:

  • Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR/L, Developmental FX
  • Ruth Meissner, MA, CCC-SLP, Developmental FX
  • Sharyn Lincoln, MS, CGC, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Jonathan Picker, MBChB, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital

What will be presented?

  • Fragile X syndrome (FXS): the most common cause of inherited mental impairment.
  • Fragile X-associated disorders (FAD), which result from a mutation of a single gene within the X chromosome.
  • Recent clinical trial results and upcoming new trials.
  • The “biological realities” of FXS, particularly hyperarousal and anxiety, attentional difficulties, atypical language profile, social drive associated with social anxiety, gestalt learning, and sequential processing deficit with motor planning and neuromotor difficulties.
  • How to address the response to internal drives that result from the “biological reality” created from FXS.
  • When these “biological realities” are understood by an individual’s team, the primary constraint can be addressed and will result in fewer and less maladaptive behaviors.

How much does it cost?

$60 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch, and a conference binder.

Who should attend?

Families, educators, therapists, and providers who care for children and adults with fragile X-associated disorders and autism spectrum disorders.

Agenda

8:00 – 8:45: Registration & Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00: Welcome
9:00 – 9:20: “FX 101” (S. Lincoln)
9:20 – 10:30: “Part 1 – Changing Behaviors and Optimizing Learning Through Integrated Intervention” (T. M. Stackhouse, R. Meissner)
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 12:00: “Part 2 – Changing Behaviors and Optimizing Learning Through Integrated Intervention” (T. M. Stackhouse, R. Meissner)
12:00 – 1:15: Lunch and Networking
1:15 – 1:45: “Clinics Update and Current Research” (J. Picker)
1:45 – 2:45: “Part 3 – Changing Behaviors and Optimizing Learning Through Integrated Intervention” (T. M. Stackhouse, R. Meissner)
2:45 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:30: “Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion”
(S. Lincoln, R. Meissner, J. Picker, T. M. Stackhouse)

CEU credit & Attendance Certificate available on request.

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