October 22-24, 2015
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL
The mission of the NPDDF is to raise awareness, communication and utilization of relationship-based therapeutic models with children challenged by developmental differences. Participants will join colleagues from the following disciplines:
Speech Language Pathology
Participants can expect to gather knowledge from keynote speakers and in breakout sessions to better understand how evidence-based research and information gathered through case studies are proving the efficacy of relationship-based therapies in the development of children with developmental differences.
- How developmental relationship-based therapies impact intervention and a child’s individual developmental progress
- The DIR-FCD Model and the PLAY Project Autism Intervention Model
- Practical applications for clinic, home and school
- How science and technology are impacting our treatment of ASD.
- Research and efficacy-based interventions for children with developmental differences
- How to tailor interactions and strategies based upon individual sensory-motor profiles
- Executive functions of the brain and strategies for home and school to assist with challenges
Serena Wieder, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Profectum and Founder
Past Associate Chair of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL)
Richard Solomon, M.D.
Medical Director at The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and founder of The PLAY Project
Elizabeth Torres, Ph.D.
Rutgers, State University of NJ Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology and Computational Neuroscience
Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
Co-Director, Cognitive Connections