AUTISM, ADHD & DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE
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- Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
- Prematurity and its Consequences
- Cerebral Palsy
- Children’s Environmental Health
- Environmental Health Disparities
- Safe and Healthy School Environments
- Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
- ADHD in Children
- ADHD in Adults
- Autism in Children
- Autism and Fragile X in Adults
- Asperger’s Disorder
- Behavioral Management
- Understand the concept of developmental disabilities in children and have a context for diagnosis and management
- Appreciate the vulnerability of premature infants and the neurodevelopmental consequences
- Have an improved understanding of cerebral palsy and the complexities of management
- Appreciate environmental factors that can affect the health of children
- Appreciate that children who grow up in low income and underserved communities are more vulnerable to adverse environmental factors
- Begin to appreciate the environmental factors operating in schools and what can be done to improve the conditions
- Learn about the variety of medical complications associated with a variety of developmental disabilities
- Determine and implement the multimodal treatment of ADHD
- Employ ADHD screening practices for adults with ADHD >
- Describe the medical problems co-occurring with autism in childhood
- Explain the impact of autism and other special needs on the family, including siblings, parents, and grandparents
- Implement screening for Asperger’s disorder in medical practices
- Identify common behaviors in childhood and develop treatment strategies for them
This Live activity, Autism, ADHD and Developmental Disabilities through the Lifespan- Biological and Environmental Perspectives Cruise Conference, with a beginning date of 04/12/2015, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 12.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Dr. Rubin is originally from South Africa where he trained in Pediatrics and immigrated to the USA in 1976. He was initially at the Hospitals of the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio. In 1980 he moved to The Children’s Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School where he spent 14 years. He has been in Atlanta, Georgia since 1994 where he was on faculty at Emory University until 204 when he joined the Morehouse School of Medicine. He is a Developmental Pediatrician who is committed to serving children and adults with developmental disabilities, their families and their communities with a particular focus on the environmental impact of social and economic factors on the health, growth and development of children.
Since 1998 he has been involved with the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at the School of Public Health at Emory, where he has integrated his understanding of Developmental Disabilities and applied this to populations of children who had been exposed to adverse environmental circumstances particularly in the city of Anniston Alabama, which was a formative factor in his academic and professional development. In May 2004, he founded the Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability, which is dedicated to improving awareness and understanding of the relationship between social and economic disadvantage and disabilities in children. He has also been collaborating with colleagues in Chile since 2006 towards of developing promoting children’s environmental health in Chile.
His research projects include Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities, one goal of which is to cultivate future leaders to address the challenges of children’s environmental health disparities, Healthcare without Walls, which looks at creating a Medical Home for Homeless Children and Project GRANDD, which serves grandparents of low income minority communities who are the primary care givers for their grandchildren with disabilities.
He has had a number of publications, most significantly the co-editor with Allen Crocker of Delivery of Medical Care for Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. 2nd Edition, and of Safe and Healthy School Environments Oxford University Press, with his colleagues at the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit at Emory, as well as 5 monographs on Break the Cycle student papers.
Raun David Melmed, MD, FAAP, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician is director of the Melmed Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and co-founder and medical director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. He is an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the Translational Genomics Institute in Phoenix and on faculty at Arizona State University. Dr. Melmed earned his medical degree at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, and completed a fellowship at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston, where he was an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Melmed is a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is board certified in Pediatrics as well as in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
The author or coauthor of more than 70 publications, he has set up nationally recognized physician training programs for the early identification of infants and toddlers with developmental and behavioral concerns and more recently authored a program geared toward the early screening for autism spectrum disorders. He is the co-author of Succeeding with Difficult Children and Autism: Early Intervention. Dr. Melmed is currently a principal investigator of novel psychopharmacological agents in the treatment of autism and ADHD and of diagnostic tools in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.
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