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Developmental Disabilities Clinical and Research Rounds

2021-2022

October 13, 2021. Dr. Rob Nicolson, Chair - Developmental Disabilities Program, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

Our Developmental Disabilities Clinical and Research Rounds will begin again on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at 4pm.  

Dr. Rob Nicolson will give the first talk of the academic year.  This talk is titled: Ritual De Lo Habitual: Repetitive Behaviour in Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

A flyer with learning objectives is available here: flyer. 

To register in advance, or to join this talk on October 13, please click here:  

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ICEmnZNLSUiBQHHKB5i6sw

 

This presentation will be recorded. Any audiovisual recording may be used in the future for educational or promotional purposes, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose that the Developmental Disabilities Program at Western University deems appropriate. If you choose to ask a question verbally or participate verbally in any discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments, your voice, and your image in the recording and future use of this presentation.  

 

November 10, 2021. Dr. Maha Saleh, Department of Paediatrics, Medical Genetics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

Dr. Saleh's talk will be at 4pm on Wednesday November 10.  

Check back for a title and learning objectives, as well as the zoom link for this talk.

2020-2021

 

October 14, 2020. Dr. Cheril Clarson, Dr. Kierston Amos, Department of Paediatrics, and Dr. Rob Nicolson, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

"Endocrine Factors in Prader Willi Syndrome."

 

November 18, 2020.  Dr. Diane Seguin, Ph.D.  Developing Brain Lab and Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab, Western University.  

"Behavioural and Cognitive Effects of Low to Moderate Prenatal Alcohol Exposure: Eidence from human and animal studies."

 

December 9, 2020.  Dr. Michael Mak.  Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto.  

"Sleep Disorders in Developmental Disabilities."

 

January 13, 2021.  Dr. Susanne Schmid, Ph.D.  Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"Sensory Filtering Disruptions in Autism: A translational approach"

 

February 10, 2021.  Joan Gardiner, SLP, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Aimee Field, SLP, Child and Parent Resource Institute.

"Language Disorders: Facts and Implications"

 

March 10, 2021.  Dr. Jacqueline Ogilvie, MD.  Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

"Fit and Function: In search of key ingredients for enhancing school inclusion for children with NDD".

 

 

Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, this talk was not recorded.

 

 

May 5, 2021.  Dr. Sohail Makhdoom, MD.  Developmental Disabilities Program, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"Diagnosis of Autism in Girls".

 

June 9, 2021.  Jeff St. Pierre, Ph.D. (Clin. Psychology).  Department of Psychology, Western University, and Clinical Psychologist, Child and Parent Resource Institute.

"Lessons From the Field: What have you learned from your clients? "

 

2019-2020

October 9, 2019.  Dr. Erin Heerey, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.

"Reward in the Social World."

 

November 13, 2019.  Dr. Tugce Balci.  Department of Paediatrics and Medical Genetics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"A Guide for Pediatric Healthcare Providers Ordering Genetic Testing: How to read and interpret results."

 

December 11, 2019.  Dr. Madeline Burghardt, Ph.D.  Disability Studies Program, Kings University College, Western University.  

"It Wrecked Me Sadly: Revising Ontario's institutional history in the context of family narratives."

 

January 8, 2020.  Dr. Ruth Lanius.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"Complex Adaptations to Developmental Trauma: Overcoming clinical challenges."

 

February 12, 2020.  Dr. Rob Nicolson, Department of Psychiatry, and Dr. Tugce Balci, Department of Paediatrics and Medical Genetics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

"Angelman Syndrome: Behaviour, sleep, & genetics." 

 

March 11, 2020.  Dr. Gail Teachman, Ph.D.  School of Occupational Therapy, Western University.  

"Rethinking Childhood Disability and Social Inclusion Perspectives from Young People Labelled as "Disabled". 

 

May 13, 2020.  Dr. Rob Nicolson and Ms. Joan Gardiner, SLP.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"Autism and Attachment Disorders: Separate but equal?"

 

June 10, 2020.  Dr. Fakhri Shafai, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.  

"Emotion Processing in Autism: Insights from eye-tracking and pupillometry studies."

2018-2019

October 10, 2018.  Dr. Ingrid Johnsrude, Ph.D.  School of Communications Sciences and Disorders.  Western University. 

"Knowledge-Guided Hearing: The benefit of familiar voices."

 

November 14, 2018.  Ms. Joan Gardiner, SLP, and Ms. Mandy Harloff, SLP.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Western University.  

"Atypical Stutter".

 

December 12, 2018.  Dr. Emma Duerden, Ph.D.  Faculty of Education, Western University.  

"Early Adversity and the Association with Altered Brain Development and Functional Outcomes in Children Born Very Preterm."

 

January 9, 2019.  Dr. Jeff St. Pierre, Ph.D. Department of Psychology, Western University. 

"The Perils of Single Source Assessments." 

 

February 13, 2019.  Dr. Laura Brunton, Ph.D.  School of Occupational Therapy, Western University.  

"Figuring out Fatigue in Cerebral Palsy: Impacts and opportunities."

 

March 20, 2019.  Dr. Rob Nicolson.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western Unviversity.  

"Uncertainties Abound."

 

May 8, 2019.  Dr. Jennifer McLean.  Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"Syndromic Autism Spectrum Disorders: What in the world could this be?"

 

June 12, 2019.  Mr. Joshua Patenaude, MA.  Department of Psychology, Western University.  

"Social Cognition, Learning, & Their Relationship to Autism Spectrum Disorder."

2017-2018

October 11, 2017.  Dr. Jennifer McLean.  Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

"The Clumsy Child: The "interplay" of child psychiatry and developmental pediatrics."

 

November 8, 2017.  Dr. Caitlin Cassidy.  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Western University.  

"Rett Syndrome: Care through the transition to adulthood and beyond."

 

December 13, 2017.  Dr. Rob Nicolson and Ms. Joan Gardiner, SLP. Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Western University.

"Thought, Language, Autism, & Psychosis."

 

January 10, 2018.  Dr. Lisa Archibald, Ph.D.  School of Communications Sciences and Disorders, Western University.

"Terminology & Other Challenges in the Diagnosis of Developmental Language Disorders."

 

February 14, 2018.  Dr. J. Bruce Morton, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.

"Measuring Executive Functioning in Children: Old challenges, new directions."

 

March 21, 2018.  Dr. Susanne Schmid, Ph.D.  Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Western University.  

"Sensory Processing and Filtering Disruption in Autism Spectrum Disorder."

 

April 11, 2018.  Ms. Sarah O'Flanagan.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Western University.  

"Training in Developmental Disabilities in Canadian Psychiatry Residency Programs."

 

May 9, 2018.  Dr. Marc Joanisse, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.  

 "The Neural Signatures of Reading Disorders in Children."

 

June 13, 2018.  Dr. Sohail Makhdoom.  Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.  Western University.  

 "Complex Case Presentation for Discussion."

2016-2017

September 14, 2016.  Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo.  Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

"The Effect of Methylphenidate in Prefrontal Neuronal Activity During Shifts of Attention."

 

October 12, 2016.  Dr. Rob Nicolson, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, and Mr. Nolan D'Souza, Genetics Counsellor, London Health Sciences Centre.  

"Autism and PTEN."

 

November 9, 2016.  Dr. Don Saklofske, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.

"Assessing Intelligence: Contemporary relevance... or passe?"

 

December 14, 2016.  Dr. Ryan Stevenson, Ph.D.  Department of Psychology, Western University.

"The Role of Sensory Processing in ASD Symptomatology."

 

 

January 11, 2017.  Dr. Clare Mitchell, Department of Paediatrics and Department of Psychiatry, and Dr. Victoria Siu, Department of Medical Genetics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

"Fragile X: The value of an etiologic diagnosis."

 

February 8, 2017.  Dr. Nicole Neil, Ph.D.  Faculty of Education, Western University.  

"It Works for Us Too: Applied behaviour analysis and children with down syndrome."

 

March 8, 2017.  Dr. Raymond Egan, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

"A Psychoanalytic Approach to Autism." 

 

April 12, 2017.  Dr. Janis Cardy, Ph.D.  School of Communications Sciences and Disorders, Western University.  

"The Relation of Auditory Cortical Responses to Language Function in Childhood Language Disorders and Autism."

 

May 10, 2017.  Dr. Jacqueline Ogilvie, Department of Paediatrics and Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

 "Developmental and Mental Health Sequelae of Traumatic Brain Injury".

 

 June 14, 2017.  Dr. Russell Schacher, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. 

"Spit for Science: Populations, endophenotypes, and quantitative traits in the search for ADHD genes".

Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD

April 1, 2021

The 19th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on April 1, 2021, online.  We were pleased to welcome the following speakers for this event: Dr. Clare Mitchell, Dr. Pam Frid, and Dr. Ana Suller Marti.

 

Dr. Pam Frid

Dr. Frid's talk was entitled: "Assessment of the Child With Suspected Developmental Delay".

You can view Dr. Frid's talk below:

Here are all the links Dr. Frid referenced in her talk:

www.rourkebabyrecord.ca/downloads

www.cps.ca/toolsoutils/greig-health-record

https://lookseechecklist.com

https://agesandstages.com

www.childdevrev.com

www.pedstest.com

https://mchatscreen.com

www.umassmed.edu/AutismRITA-T/

https://m-chat.org/en-us/page/take-m-chat-test/print-version

www.wpspublish.com/store/p/2696/childhood-autism-rating-scale-second-edition-cars-2

www.sdginfo.org/py/sdginfo/b0.py

www.tuftschildrenshospital.org/The-Survey-of-Wellbeing-of-Young-Children/Age-Specific-Forms

https://ponda.ca

www.healthunit.com/hcp-programs-services-and-resource



Dr. Clare Mitchell, Department of Paediatrics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.  

Dr. Mitchell's talk was entitled: "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Beyond a diagnosis". 

To view Dr. Mitchell's handout, please click here: handout.

The link to the top FASD research articles is: https://canfasd.ca/2021/02/17/top-fasd-articles-of-2020/

You can view Dr. Mitchell's talk below.


 



Dr. Ana Suller-Marti

Dr. Suller-Marti's talk was entitled: "Epilepsy: More than a comorbidity for patients with intellectual disability.  

You can view Dr. Suller-Marti's talk below.

 

If you have any questions, please be in touch with Sarah O'Flanagan at sarah.oflanagan@lhsc.on.ca.   

 

April 18, 2019

The 17th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on April 18, 2019 at the Windermere Manor. 

This event featured talks by:

Ms. Mandy Harloff, SLP, Ms. Joan Gardiner, SLP, Ms. Erin Jefferies, OT, and Dr. Craig Ross, Ph.D.

Their talk was entitled: "Clinical Assessments and Reports: Understanding information from allied health professionals.

 

Dr. Mary Jenkins, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.

Dr. Jenkin's talk was entitled: "Movement Disorders Overview."

April 18, 2018

The 16th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on April 18, 2018 at the Windermere Manor. 

This event featured talks by:

Dr. Joyce So, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology, University of Toronto.

Dr. So's talk was entitled: "Rare, or Rarely Diagnosed?  Genetic syndromes in psychiatry."

 

Dr. Rob Nicolson, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. 

Dr. Nicolson's talk was entitled: "Pharmacotherapy of Interfering Behaviours in Developmental Disabilities."

 

Dr. Nicole Neil, Ph.D.  Faculty of Education, Western University.

Dr. Neil's talk was entitled: "Behavioural Supports for People with Developmental Disabilities."

March 29, 2017

The 15th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on March 29, 2017 at the Windermere Manor. 

This event fatured talks by:

Dr. Amer Burhan, Geriatric Psychiatrist.

Dr. Burhan's talk was entitled: "From Neurodevelopment to Neurodegeneration: Behavioural issues."

 

Dr. Michael Mak, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. 

Dr. Mak's talk was entitled: "Sleep Issues and Developmental Disabilities."

 

Mr. Louis Busch.  Louis Busch is a Behaviour Analyst, and his talk was entitled "Treatment of Life-Threatening Pica."

April 13, 2016

The 14th Annual Developmental Disabilities Spring CPD was held on April 13, 2016 at the Windermere Manor.

This event featured talks by:

Heather Bailey, Occupational Therapist in the Dual Diagnosis Service at the Central West Specialized Developmental Services. 

Ms. Bailey's talk was entitled: "It Makes Sense!  Understanding the impact of sensory impairments in people with developmental disabilities."

View Ms. Bailey's talk here. 

 

Ms. Joan Gardiner, Speech-Language Pathologist at the Child and Parent Resource Institute, and Faculty member in the Developmental Disabiltieis Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University.  

Ms. Gardiner's talk was entitled: "Communication Disorders."

You can view Ms. Gardiner's talk here.

 

Ms. Stephanie Gratton, Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).

Ms. Gratton's talk was entitled: "Developmental Services Ontario" and focused on navigating the DSO system.  

You can view Ms. Gratton's talk here

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