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From Good to Great: Enhancing Quality of Life for People with Down Syndrome 2017 - MATERIAL DOWNLOADS

Session notes and materials from the 2017 "From Good to Great" conference in Toronto, ON.

Keynote Presentations:

Supporting Positive Behaviour Through a Neurodevelopmental Lens
Dr. David Stein

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Optimizing Physical and Mental Health
Brian Chicoine, MD

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Breakout Sessions:

Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Lina Patel, PsyD

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Strengthening Goal-Directed Behavior for Adults with Down Syndrome in Post-Secondary Settings
Dr. Deborah Fidler

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Supporting Early Communication Skills in the Home and Classroom Settings
Jillian Baldwin, MSc RSLP

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Navigating Transitions Through Circle Building and Networking for Young Adults with Down Syndrome and their Families
Jan Burke-Gaffney

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Supporting Early Goal-Directed Behavior in Young Children with Down Syndrome
Dr. Deborah Fidler

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Teaching Adherence to Use of Medical Equipment (CPAP, hearing aids, glasses)
Lina Patel, PsyD

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Early Reading: Building a Foundation
Danielle McKinney, BEd

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Supporting Higher Level Communication Skills in Classroom, Community, and Home
Jillian Baldwin, MSc RSLP and Marla Folden, MSc RSLP

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Do Our Genes Determine What We Should Eat?
Dr. Bibiana Garcia-Bailo

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Providing Positive Behaviour Support for Children with Down Syndrome
Susan Fawcett, MSc RSLP

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The Next Step: Developing Readers
Eleanor Stewart, MEd

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Imagining Home Project: When Families are in Charge of Housing
Janet Klees and Marilyn Forster-Lo Turco

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When Families are in Charge

Increasing Independence and Function in School Aged Children with Down Syndrome
Lillie Ryan, MSc OT and Hina Mahmood, MOT

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Healthy Aging and Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
Elizabeth Head, PhD

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Oral Sensorimotor Development in Down Syndrome: Impact on Speech and Feeding
Riley Rosebush, MSc RSLP

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Promoting Healthy Sexuality in Adults with Down Syndrome
Nadia Mia, MSW, RSW

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Sleep and Learning in Down Syndrome
Dr. Jamie Edgin

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LuMind

Toilet Training: Where to Begin?
Lillie Ryan, MSc OT and Hina Mahmood, MOT

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OCD and Anxiety Disorders in Individuals with Down Syndrome: Risk Factors, Interventions and Family Supports
Dr. Khush Amaria

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Meeting the Health Needs of Adults with Down Syndrome: Lessons From Research and Clinical Practice
Robert Balogh and William F. Sullivan, CCFP (COE), FCFP, PhD

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Promoting Good Health
Health Watch Table

Health Promotion: Facilitating the Participation of People with Down Syndrome in Their Own Health Promotion
Brian Chicoine, MD

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Feeding Development in Down Syndrome
Riley Rosebush, MSc RSLP

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Promoting the Mental Health of Families of Children and Adults with Down Syndrome
Dr. Yona Lunsky

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Modifying Risk Factors and Supporting Communication for Optimal Functioning
Jillian Baldwin, MSc RSLP

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