Tip of the Week: PWS University Podcast 7: Latham’s PWS-specific consultations

March 6, 2020

Our seventh PWS University podcast featuring highlights of recent PWS consultations is now available. Latham Centers’ Prader-Willi Syndrome Consultation Team provides customized consultation services tailored to the specific challenges and needs of children and adults with PWS. We provide best-practice education and training to families, educators, and providers. Areas of consultation range from day program, classroom, and group-residence management to the challenges of managing a home and family setting. Our consult team covers an array of topics including genetics, medical, anxiety, behaviors, food seeking, best practices, strategies for success, and coping tools. 

In the March 5th podcast, Patrice Carroll and Katrina Fryklund discuss elementary, middle, and high school PWS consultations based on their experiences. Patrice and Katrina talk about the differences in consultations between age groups, as well as the consultants’ communication with school personnel and families. Patrice explains that for a child in elementary school, they typically work with the school to develop a tighter routine, a more predictable day, and a more secure environment. In the middle school years, consultations typically focus more on managing behaviors, which continues (and usually increases) in the high school years. Katrina and Patrice also touch on the importance of transitions to adulthood during the high school years and preparation for upcoming life-changes. They also discuss the models for consultation and how each varies according to the individual’s needs.

The PWS University series, a Living Healthy podcast by Latham Centers,  is available at Podbean.com.  To learn more about Latham’s PWS consultations, please contact Katrina Fryklund, Director of National Outreach, at kfryklund@lathamcenters.org.

 

Patrice Carroll is Latham Centers’ world-renowned Prader-Willi syndrome specialist. She works with Latham’s residents with PWS, their families, and consultants, continuously learning and teaching about PWS best practices. Do you have questions for our PWS specialist? Submit your “tip” topics or general questions to TipTopics@LathamCenters.org.

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