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Training Opportunity: Dementia Capable Care of Adults with I/DD and Dementia

The Sonoran UCEDD, Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest, and the Arizona Attorney General's Office are sponsoring a 2-day Foundational Workshop and 3-day “Train-the-Trainer” Workshop in Phoenix, AZ on September 26, 27 & 28, 2018. The trainings will be lead by the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilites and Dementia Practices (NTG).

Is your organization or agency struggling to meet the needs of aging clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are at risk for or who have developed dementia? This workshop is appropriate for any staff who work with aging individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are at risk for of who have developed dementia.

The trainers for this workshop will be NTG Training and Education Committee Co-Chairs and Co-Lead Trainers, Kathleen Bishop, PhD and Kathryn Pears, MPPM.

Motor Speech Study for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Many children with cerebral palsy have trouble being understood when they talk. For some children with cerebral palsy, these troubles could be due to difficulty coordinating talking and breathing. The UA Motor Speech Lab research team would like to find out how these difficulties impact speech, so we can help to evaluate better therapies to target breathing during speech.  This NIH-funded study examines how children with cerebral palsy (CP) breathe while they talk. The team is seeking children with CP ages 10-16 years old to participate in the study.

Intense Physiotherapies to Improve Function in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy

Now recrutoddler girl receiving therapyiting children with spastic cerebral palsy to participate in a study.  Tucson Medical Center and the University of Arizona College of Public Health are extending an invitation to parents of  children between the ages of 12 and 36 month of age who have a diagnosis of spastic cerebral palsy to participate.

Learn more about the study and how to participate