Country: United States
This year’s conference is intended for a wide range of professionals, including educators, psychologists, behavior therapists, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech and language pathologists, as well as for families, caregivers and students. Presenters address the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research, policy and evidence based practices in prevention, assessment, treatment and support services across the lifespan. The conference will be held at the UC Davis Conference Center on the Davis campus (8:00-4:30). As Chair of the Summer Institute Planning Committee, I am eager to share with you some of the conference highlights. The day begins with a keynote session featuring Leonard Abbeduto, PhD, Randi J. Hagerman, MD, Julie B. Schweitzer, PhD, and Christine Wu Nordahl, PhD This panel of experts from the UC Davis MIND Institute who will provide an update on some of the most current research in neurodevelopmental disabilities taking place at the UC Davis MIND Institute, including: using technology and parent partnerships to deliver language therapies into the homes of individuals affected by neurodevelopmental disorders, targeted treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders using fragile X syndrome as a model, developmental changes associated with ADHD and relevance to treatment and comorbid issues, as well as sex differences in the neurobiology of autism spectrum disorder.