Thursday, February 2, 2012

February webinar: Executive Functioning in Students with Down Syndrome

Please join NDSS for our February webinar, "Executive Functioning in Students with Down Syndrome." The presentation will be February 23 at 1:00pm ET and will include guest speakers Dr. Deborah Fidler, Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University, and PI Dr. Lisa Daunhauer, Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University.

Dr. Deborah Fidler’s research expertise is in the area of early development in children with neurogenetic disorders, with a particular focus on the emerging behavioral phenotype in Down syndrome. Dr. Fidler currently serves as Associate Editor of the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Down Syndrome Quarterly.  She has published over 30 articles on cognition and behavioral development in children with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

PI Dr. Lisa Daunhauer has strong research and clinical assessment experience working with young children with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome. Dr. Daunhauer serves as the lead investigator on two U.S.

Department of Education grants related to learning in Down syndrome, and has written numerous research and review pieces on development in Down syndrome and its implication for performance in academic and daily living contexts.

Before turning to academia, Dr. Daunhauer’s clinical experience included serving as a school district coordinator for occupational therapy services.

There will be time to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar and slides from the presentation will be posted the NDSS website.

Feel free to share this webinar and the login information with anyone you feel may be interested in the presentation.

Click here to register for the webinar. 

Contact Vanessa Quick, Manager of Education and Programs, at or 212-763-4364 with any questions about the webinar. 

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