Presented by Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA

Understanding the behavioral challenges and common triggers in Fragile X syndrome are essential to promoting successful positive social skill development. The presentation will provide an overview of current evidence-based practices for supporting social skills development. Resources and strategies for implementing social skills support in the classroom, home, and community for school-aged children with FXS will be provided.

Runtime: 1:08:29

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About the Speakers

Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA

Geisinger Fragile X Clinic

Director, Education and Behavioral Outreach

Barbara Haas-Givler, MEd, BCBA is a board-certified behavior analyst and the Director of Education and Behavioral Outreach at Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute in Lewisburg, PA. Ms. Haas-Givler has extensive experience in special education, serving in many different capacities over the course of her career, including classroom teacher, administrator, educational consultant, behavior analyst, and research associate for clinical pharmaceutical trials. Ms. Haas-Givler frequently presents at local and national conferences and provides consultations and trainings on strategies to support students with fragile X, Smith-Magenis, 22q11.2 deletion, and other syndromes that result in complex intellectual and behavioral symptoms.

Additional Resources

Fragile X and Puberty & Sexuality
Depending on their age, it’s necessary to approach teaching children about relationships, the difference between public and private, body changes, feelings and emotions, reproduction, STDs, birth control, and how to keep themselves safe. You may even find you need a refresher for yourself before approaching the subject with them.

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Females and Fragile X

Full Mutation and Premutation

Females and Fragile X, including physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional issues associated with the mutation, and the differences when compared to males.