Sensory processing interventions to support behavior regulation and participation for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and related pre-and postnatal risks.
This event is virtually held on zoom, it will be recorded. Registrants can watch the event live on March 5th or after the session has concluded. Zoom information will be sent in the days prior to the event.
- Understand the patterns and profiles of sensory processing differences in children with FASD.
- Describe sensory-based interventions to support behavior regulation and participation in daily activities.
- Discuss potential implications of trauma and early life adversities in relation to family-centered intervention planning.
Tracy Jirikowic, Ph.D, OTR/L, FAOTA (Professor | Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Program Director, Division of Occupational Therapy
Co-Director, PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science UW Medicine, University of Washington) has over 30 years of experience in occupational therapy practice and education with expertise in pediatric neurodevelopment and interventions for children and youth with developmental disabilities. Dr. Jirikowic has special research and clinical interests in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and holds a clinical appointment with the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Diagnostic and Prevention Network.
Her research activities include development of an early identification and intervention model for children with FASD and prenatal substance exposures, understanding sensory processing in children with FASD, and examining community-based interventions that promote social participation, health, and well-being for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Misty Pruner, Ph.D., OTR/L is a postdoctoral fellow at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute and a recent graduate from the Rehabilitation Science PhD program at the University of Washington. Inspired by her front-line work as a pediatric occupational therapist for over 13 years, her dissertation research focused on the earlier identification and strengths-based intervention of infants and toddlers with prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Pruner has a special interest in clinical research and program development that promotes nurturing parent-child relationships and optimizes neurodevelopmental outcomes in the long term.