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October 22-24, 2015

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago, IL

 

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oin us for the 2015 National Pediatric Developmental Differences Forum (NPDDF) inaugural event, Connecting the Dots, in Chicago, IL. Learn from an impressive collection of speakers and hear how research is guiding the treatment of autism, sensory processing disorder and executive functioning.

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:

Education
Pediatric Medicine
Occupational Therapy
Speech Language Pathology
Social Work
Psychology

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.

If you are a professional working with or a parent of a child with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder or Executive Functioning Challenges, this conference must not be missed!
Participants will gain knowledge about:
  • 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
A “Certificate of Attendance” will be issued for all attendees.  The number of hours in attendance will be highlighted so that registrants can apply for credit with their organizations.  CEUS/CPDUS are currently being offered for Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Educators, and Illinois Early Intervention Providers.

Keynote Speakers

Serena Wieder, Ph.D. Clinical Director, Profectum and Founder and past Associate Chair, of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL)

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/Computational Neuroscience

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

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