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PEDD Webinar Series: History and Terminology

in PEDD, webinar

Title: History and Terminology

Date: July 24, 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

Presenters: Laurie Woodard, Liz Perkins

Laurie Woodard M.D. is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. She is a member of the Florida Academy Physicians and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. Since 2005 she helped develop and continues to lead a 3 week module required of all third year medical students as part of a 12 week primary care clerkship. Based on this module, in 2011 she was awarded the inaugural Morsani College of Medicine’s Innovation in Teaching Award. She is the immediate past Chair of the Group on Disabilities in the Society of Family Medicine, a founding Board Member of the Alliance for Disabilities in Health Education, and a participant in the National Curriculum Initiative in Developmental Medicine. Other activities include membership in Florida transition program for youth with special needs as well a community board member of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. In addition to her teaching and community activities, Dr. Woodard is a busy practicing physician whose panel includes several patients with disabilities.

Elizabeth Perkins, PhD, RNMH is a Research Assistant Professor and Health Coordinator at the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), at the University of South Florida. Dr. Perkins has a PhD in Aging Studies and a BA (summa cum laude) in Psychology, both from USF. She is originally from the United Kingdom where she is an RNMH, a registered nurse from the United Kingdom, trained specifically in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She is an expert on aging people with intellectual disabilities and their caregiver issues. Dr. Perkins’ work has been published in a variety of journals including JAMA, Academic Medicine, Clinical Gerontologist, and Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Perkins currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  Part of her role with FCIC is to educate health professionals regarding people with disabilities.

Learning Objectives:

*Information about the psychosocial development of adults with special health care needs

  • Describe the various residential settings in which people with ID/DD live.
  • Identify the various employment settings and employment assistance available to persons with ID/DD.
  • Describe the self-determination movement.
  • Describe the concepts of the individualized health plan and the individualized support plan.
  • Appreciate the historical context of the terms “medical model”, “social model” and “educational model” as they relate to deinstitutionalization and community integration.
  • Explain the differences between aversive therapy and positive behavioral supports.
  • Acknowledge alternative points of view in ethically charged situations.
  • Describe commonly held attitudes toward sex and disability and the impact they may have on a patient’s quality of life.

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