SPEAKER: Pat Mirenda is a Professor in the Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education, and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration in Autism (CIRCA) at the University of British Columbia. She has published numerous research articles and chapters and presents frequently at international, national, and regional conferences. Her current research examines how children with autism and their families grow and develop over time, and the effectiveness of a parent coaching intervention for toddlers at-risk for autism. SUMMARY: This session will provide an overview of the objectives and procedures of the PACE Coaching project, which is aimed at parents of 15-30 month old children who are at risk for autism spectrum disorder and live in selected communities across...Read More
CHANGE IN MEETING ROOM – Go to room K1-156 on the first floor Ambulatory Care Building at BC Children’s hosptial SPEAKER: Dr. Ziba Vaghri – University of Victoria Director of Global Child Program & School of Public Health and Social Policy Assistant Professor . Co-Chair and Secretariat of the Global Reference Group on Accountability to Children: a global network working under the auspices of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child . Recipient of the 2014 Scholar Award of Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. TOPIC: The rights of the infant in global...Read More
Past Events – WCAIMH Talk: September 19, 2017 – Outcomes of Children Born Very Prematurely: How Can We Help?
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS A TUESDAY AND NOT OUR REGULAR THURSDAY MEETING SPEAKER: Dr. Julie Petrie is a Developmental Clinical Consultant in the Psychology Department at BC’s Children’s & Women’s Hospitals. In the Neonatal Follow-up Program, she provides psychological assessment and consultation to families of ‘high-risk’ children recruited at birth from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Julie also participates in research follow-up studies. She is particularly interested in the early detection of markers of brain integrity. In children born very prematurely, she has found infant focused attention is related to developing cognition and executive functions. Julie is also interested in how parent stress and parent-child interactions affect children’s neuro-development. TOPIC: > Julie will present an overview of the common cognitive, learning and behavioural outcomes of children born very prematurely. She will provide an overview of the brain mechanisms as well as the behavioral and physical developments that underlie these outcomes. This will be followed by a group discussion about the potential for parent-child factors and early interventions to change the developmental trajectories of these...Read More
Putting attachment theory to work: From basic science to clinical application. IAC RegistrationRead More