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Owerko Centre Community Engagement Presentations

Owerko Centre Community Engagement Presentations & Events

Neurodevelopmental Conditions in the Classroom: How to support students with neurodevelopmental conditions

Children with genetic neurodevelopmental conditions present with individual and unique profiles which can easily be misunderstood for common neurodevelopmental conditions. In this interactive session, our speakers:

·Defined a few neurodevelopmental disorders

·Discussed the strengths, challenges, and joys that students with neurodiverse conditions can experience in the school setting

·Provided support strategies for students with certain neurodevelopmental conditions in a round table discussion format  


Dr. Kara Murias, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Paediatrics, Psychiatry, and Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox, PsyD, NCSP, RPsych, Associate Professor, School and Applied Child Psychology, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Dr. Billie Au, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Paediatrics and Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary

Ms. Karen Kelm, Vice President, Fragile X Foundation of Canada; mother of 3 children with Fragile X Syndrome

Access the Slide Deck Here