Training Group Presents Progress

April 13, 2009

The Training Group presented their progress to date at a meeting with Dr. Janice Forster and Latham staff held at the Brewster Ladies Library on Wednesday April 1, 2009.

The Group has defined their goals as: Developing a training manual which will be a comprehensive approach to the treatment and management of Prader Willi Syndrome in children and adults. The group is working on methods for cross training adult and children services staff, methods for evaluating the effectiveness of the trainings, and methods for ensuring that training is delivered in a variety of formats and is continually updated with the latest research. Many trainings have been organized to date. The topics include:

  • Sensory Integration
  • The PWS Personality
  • PWS – What providers and educators need to know
  • Core Symptoms
  • Medical and Psychiatric Management of PWS
  • Behavior Management of PWS
  • Educational Considerations
  • Educational and Social Issues for Adolescents with PWS
  • Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • Food Behavior and Beyond
  • School Strategies for Success

Topics in development:

  • Positive Behavior Support Plans
  • Vocational Placements
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Life Span/Aging Issues

The Training Group meets monthly in the Clinical Director’s office and are encouraged by the success so far.

“The great thing in the world 

is not so much where we stand, 
as in what direction we are moving.” 
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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