With Anne Hoffmann, Jennifer Epstein, Jeanine Coleman, and Tracy Murnan Stackhouse

Duration: 1:11:04

Date: June 2, 2022

Our expert panel discusses the issues around caring for young children with Fragile X syndrome, including speech development, integrating with their typical siblings, occupational therapy, behavioral issues, and much much more.

video
Ann Hoffman, PhD

Anne Hoffmann
Assistant Professor & Speech-Language Pathologist
Rush University Medical Center

Anne Hoffmann, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor and speech-language pathologist at Rush University Medical Center. Her research examines language and social communication development in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Fragile X syndrome. Her teaching and clinical interests focus on pediatric speech and language disorders. Hoffmann completed her doctoral work at the Ohio State University and then completed her post-doctoral position in pediatrics at Rush University.

video
Dr. Jennifer Epstein

Jennifer Epstein
Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Health Service Provider
South Shore Psychological Services

Dr. Jennifer Epstein is a licensed clinical psychologist and health service provider with more than 25 years of experience working with children and families. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University, completed an internship at CMHI Fort Logan, and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in developmental disabilities and clinical psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver.

video
Jeanine Coleman

Jeanine Coleman
Director of the GLOBAL Inclusive Program

Regis University
Jeanine Coleman, PhD, is director of the GLOBAL Inclusive Program at Regis University. Jeanine has a masters in early childhood special education and she received her doctorate from the University of Denver in the Child, Family & School Psychology program. Her research interests include families with children with neurodevelopmental disorders, assessments methods for young children, and working with families going through the early intervention and special education processes. Furthermore, Jeanine is working on projects regarding the implementation of interprofessional education to address the needs of children and families with early childhood mental health needs and the expressed emotion of families with children with intellectual disabilities.

video
Tracy Stackhouse

Tracy Murnan Stackhouse, MA, OTR
Tracy Murnan Stackhouse is the co-founder of Developmental FX in Denver. She is a leading pediatric occupational therapist involved in clinical treatment, research, mentoring, and training regarding OT intervention for persons with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Fragile X syndrome and autism. Tracy teaches nationally and internationally on sensory integration, autism, and Fragile X. Tracy is a member of the National Fragile X Foundation Clinical Research Consortium, the Scientific & Clinical Advisory Committee, and the NFXF Advisory Council.

SEE ALL VIDEOS

Fragile X Syndrome Resources by Age Group
Find more resources for Fragile X syndrome by age — prenatal, 0–3, 4–13, 14–17, 18–21, 22+ — from our website and outside resources.

learn more