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PEDD Webinar Series: The Common Characteristics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

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Title: The Common Characteristics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Date: July 31, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Presenter: Seth Keller

Seth M. Keller, MD is the Immediate Past President of the AADMD. He is a Neurologist who specializes in the care of Adults with Developmental Disabilities and neurological complications. He practices in New Jersey and is a consultant for several of New Jersey's Developmental Centers. He also is on the Medical board for the Arc of New Jersey. He has a large community based practice in South Jersey. He has presented Nationally and written on a number of topics including the Care and Evaluation of Spasticity, Epilepsy, and Cognitive Decline. Dr Keller has a BA from Temple University in Philadelphia, and he earned his Medical degree from George Washington University, in Washington, DC. He obtained his Neurology training at Bethesda Naval Hospital, and was staff Neurologist at Okinawa Naval Hospital until he left the service to become a partner with Advocare Neurology of South Jersey.

Learning Objectives:

Characteristics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

  • Describe the general etiologic basis of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Identify common co-morbidities and functional impairments associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Describe examples of syndrome specific conditions associated with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Explain common secondary health and oral health consequences that may arise in persons with neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Demonstrate a systematic approach to establishing a neurodevelopmental diagnosis.
  • Identify the common health disparities experienced by people with ID/DD.
  • Explain the medical and disease prevention implications of common dental findings.
  • Become familiar with common terms and concepts utilized in psychological evaluations and behavior plans.

The Six Most Commonly Encountered Diagnoses

  • Describe the physical and behavioral phenotypes and syndrome-specific healthcare needs of adults with Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Fragile X syndrome.
  • Identify the common features and medical and behavioral health needs of adults with cerebral palsy.
  • Explain the common features, associated syndromes and medical and behavioral health needs of adults with Autism.
  • Outline an approach to preventive healthcare in adults with intellectual disability of unknown origin.

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