This presentation is intended to be a user friendly approach for parents/caregivers of children with Down syndrome to help them teach toileting skills to their children. It will cover “pre-requisites for readiness,” how to teach cooperative sitting on the toilet, how to increase appropriate voids and decrease accidents. We will also address how to begin to set the stage for self-initiation/communicating for the toilet. Bed wetting procedures will also be discussed.
Light dinner will be served at 6:30pm. Presentation begins at 7pm. Free onsite parking.
Dr. Nancy Grace is the Director of the Pediatric Developmental Disabilities Clinic in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Grace has specialized training and over 25 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of children with Developmental delays and disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down syndrome, who also have behavioral challenges. In addition, an area of particular interest has been supporting families in helping their youngsters develop independent toileting skills. Dr. Grace has provided toileting skills training to parents at the World Down syndrome Congress in Chennai India in 2015. Dr. Grace graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Psychology. She continued her education in Psychology at Louisiana State University where she received her Master’s Degree and then her Ph.D. She completed her Doctoral Internship training at Brown University School of Medicine, and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
For additional information or questions, please contact Yvonne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 240-418-2501.