EVENTS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Benchmarks at Burrell: Maximizing Early Brain Development

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2019; South Creek Room 148, 2885 W. Battlefield, Springfield

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Who: Dr. Jennifer Stapel-Wax, Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Place: South Creek Administrative Center Room 148, 2885 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield
Central Region Webcast: Berrywood Administrative Center, 3401 Berrywood, Columbia
Cost: Burrell employees $25, all others $35
CEU credits: Full participation AND return of post-session survey earns 6 CEU credits
Questions: Call Mandy Vela at 417-761-5020 or e-mail amanda.vela@burrellcenter.com

Participants in this talk will learn about key transitions in early brain development and the risk and resilience points for very young children. Broad universal assessment and intervention strategies will be highlighted focusing on the role of the psychologist. research and community based projects are addressing barriers and obstacles to screening and detection and access to effective intervention. Participants in this talk will also learn about early red flags for ASD in infants and toddlers as well as how recent research and community based projects are addressing barriers and obstacles to screening and detection and access to effective intervention. Participants will be able to:

  • Describe issues of early brain development
  • Present factors related to early risk and resilience
  • Summarize prevention and intervention methods for young children
  • Relate what is known about the development of young children and the impact of ASD on that development.
  • Outline evidence-based research related to early screening and detection
  • Provide an overview of treatment and intervention methods for infants and toddlers with ASD and discuss promising methodologies in detail.
  • Explain the synergistic collaborations leading to the building of system wide capacity and effective community viable methods for screening, detection, intervention and professional training.

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