UConn Health Center, Farmington, CT, November 3rd, 2018. Teaching Pro-Social Behaviors, Motivating Learning and Exploring Future Independence Strategies for all Ages is for families, educators, therapists, and providers who care for children and adults with fragile x-associated disorders and autism spectrum disorders .
Workshop topics include
- FX 101
- Education Strategies and Using High Interest to Motivate Learning
- Teaching Pro-Social Behaviors within the Developmental Model
- Clinics Update and Current Research
- Future Direction Strategies to Gain Independence
- Questions and Answers: Panel Discussion
Fees apply, registration is required to https://give.fragilex.org/event/2018-connecticut-educational-conference-teaching-pro-social-behaviors/e198035 or contact 860-233-1904 or CentralCT@fragilex.org or visit
About the speakers:
- Marcia L. Braden, Ph.D. is a contributing author to Fragile X Syndrome; Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research, Children with Fragile X Syndrome: A Parent’s Guide, and Demystifying Syndromes II: Clinical and Educational Implications of Common Syndromes Associated with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities . She authored the book, Fragile: Handle with Care More about Fragile X Syndrome: Adolescents and Adults and has developed a number of educational tools and products to teach reading, math and social skills to people with FXS and other related disorders. She is a member of the scientific and clinical advisory board to The National Fragile X Foundation and the German FX Association.
- Jonathan Picker, MBChB, Ph.D. – Joint Appointment between Clinical Genetics and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH); Asst. Professor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Picker heads the BCH Fragile X Program. Dr. Picker was a Founding Member of the International Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium and the chairman of its clinical committee responsible for the development of most of the consensus documents on clinical practice. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the BCH Pharmacogenomics Clinic, which looks at genes that affect an individual’s responses to medications and their likelihood of developing side effects.
- Sharyn Lincoln, MS, CGC, Licensed Genetic Counselor, Clinical Coordinator, Fragile X Program, Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Sharyn is the program coordinator and a counselor for the Boston Children’s Hospital Fragile X Program, and is a member of the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium (FXCRC) Clinical Committee and Research Committee. She is in close communication with the New England Fragile X Community Support Network groups and actively participates in local conferences and events.