With Anne Hoffman

This presentation focuses on tools that caregivers can use to encourage communication development for individuals at early stages of development. In particular, evidence-based caregiver-responsivity techniques can be implemented within already existing family routines. Caregivers will learn how to:

  • Recognize communication that is already occurring
  • Expand on current communication attempts
  • Encourage additional communication opportunities
  • Build positive and reciprocal interactions

Consideration of the Fragile X phenotype is incorporated with suggestions about how to capitalize on the strengths found within this population.

Runtime: 1:01:38

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About the Speaker

Anne Hoffmann, PhD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Professor & Speech-Language Pathologist, Rush University Medical Center

Anne Hoffmann’s 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 her post-doctoral position in pediatrics at Rush University.

Additional Resources

Daily Living & Fragile X Syndrome
Challenges faced by adults with Fragile X syndrome — and their caregivers — may include cognitive, learning, communication, and physical and medical issues. Difficulties in adulthood often begin with the transition from adolescence into adulthood and continue throughout their lives.