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Behaviors and Boundaries Conference with Dr. Patel

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road

3rd Floor Classrooms and Lecture Hall

Wilmington, DE 19803

Refund Policy

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No Refunds

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The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware and the Delaware County Down Syndrome Interest Group are pleased to partner together to offer a Behavior and Boundaries Conference to their families. Dr. Lina Patel will be offering three sessions. Conference attendees may choose to attend all three sessions or pick and choose. Please see more details below.

Session 1:

  • 9:00-10:30am Behavioral strategies to manage challenging behaviors
  • 10:30-11:00am Q &A
  • Morning Snack/Social

Session 2:

  • 11:30-1:00pm Teaching good boundaries 

  • 1:00-1:30pm Q & A
  • Lunch Break/Social

Session 3:

  • 2:30-4:00 School behavioral plans and advocacy in the schools 

  • 4:00-4:30 Q & A
  • Afternoon Snack/Social

Registration:

  • All Day (all sessions/lunch/snacks): $25, includes book (Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome)

  • Session 1/snack: $10

  • Session 2/lunch: $10

  • Session 3/snack: 10

  • Book (Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome): $10 ($20 value)


Includes: Childcare, meal/snack as indicated (Please email dsadelaware@gmail.com with any dietary restrictions).

Childcare: No additional cost (must pack snack/lunch for kids)

Please note: We have half of the spots reserved for DSIG members and half reserved for DSA of DE members. The two organizations are splitting the expenses for the conferences, so it is only fair we split the seating. We imagine this conference to sell out and will have a wait list if ticket sales close. Pelase email info@dsadelaware.org if you are interested in being added. Thank you!

Session Descriptions

Behavioral strategies to manage challenging behaviors

Behavior problems impact many children with Down syndrome. This presentation will review brain development and areas of the brain affected by developmental delays in Down syndrome, expression of these brain differences in day to day life, and how this expression impacts behaviors. Proactive strategies to address behaviors observed in children and adults with Down syndrome will be discussed as well as ways to critically assess the function of challenging behaviors.

Teaching good boundaries

Self-awareness about one’s body in space requires complex physical, emotional, and cognitive awareness skills to navigate different social settings and relationships. While some individuals may have a stronger skill set with defining these limits, others may struggle. This presentation will identify the different skills necessary to navigate social boundaries at different stages of development. Strategies for teaching healthy boundaries at all developmental stages will be taught.

School behavioral plans and advocacy in the schools

Hearing about challenging behaviors in a school setting can be stressful for families. This presentation will provide an explanation of typical behaviors exhibited in a school setting, the reason why these behaviors can occur, and how to advocate for appropriate supports for your child within the school setting to address these behaviors.


Speaker Biography

Lina Patel, PsyD is an Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, practicing at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Patel is the Director of Psychology for the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome, a multidisciplinary consultative clinic coordinating care for infants, children, teens and young adults with Down syndrome. Dr. Patel is responsible for management of all referrals for psychological treatment and evaluation. She provides consultation with schools, parent training regarding the management of challenging or unsafe behaviors, evaluation for dual diagnoses (Down syndrome and Autism), toilet training, and desensitization to medical devices (such as hearing aids and CPAP) and procedure-related distress. She has worked with hundreds of individuals with Down syndrome from 1 to 25 years old. Outside of her clinical work, she has presented to numerous organizations across the country and internationally. She also conducts research on clinical issues impacting those with Down syndrome.

Dr. Patel received her bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She received her masters and doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She completed her internship training at Boston University Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

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Location

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road

3rd Floor Classrooms and Lecture Hall

Wilmington, DE 19803

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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