Best practices and current concepts in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
Colby College presents the seventeenth annual Childhood Development and Behavior Conference, a two-day program for professionals working with children and teens with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and mental health problems. The program will be particularly useful for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, teachers and counselors. Strategies that work in the home, school and community to help children and families experience their world as a better place will be provided. The program features interactive sessions, case studies, didactic and small group presentations.Maine's experts will describe and discuss evidenced-based practices in the early recognition, evaluation and treatment of the most common and, at times, perplexing behavioral, emotional, learning, social and psychiatric conditions affecting children. Attendees will be given the opportunity for focused learning with knowledgeable speakers and plenty of time for questions, answers and informal discussion in a comfortable atmosphere.
Following is the title and objectives for the 2013 course. Please check back with us soon for updated information for 2014.
Children with Neurodevelopmental Challenges: A Life Course Approach
This year's conference will focus on challenges shared by families with children who are experiencing a wide range of neurologically-based diagnoses, including intellectual disability, autism, behavior disorders, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease and other sensory motor difficulties from infancy through adulthood.
As a result of attending this course, participants will
- be able to identify neurodevelopmental challenges
- learn specific interventions to help the child and family manage these challenges
- provide input to shape policy for individuals with neurodevelopmental challenges from infancy to adulthood
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8847
$49 per night