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EVENTS & MEET UPS

Online events & meet ups around the world

 
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PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION ABOUT FOOD SELECTIVITY & SKILL DEFICITS RELATED TO EATING

Louie's Huwe Zoom Event with Ben Sarcia, Clinical Director, Verbal Beginnings, April 22, 2022, 12:00 noon EST (US)

Ben Sarcia is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with Verbal Beginnings, LLC. He is the Clinical Director of the Healthy Beginnings Behavioral Feeding Program that targets food selectivity and skill deficits related to eating. He began his experience with the treatment of feeding disorders at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Autism Resource Center as a graduate student. After completing a master’s degree in clinical psychology, Ben went on to work as a behavior analyst in the Feeding Disorders Continuum at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD. Ben’s research interests include functional analysis of inappropriate mealtime behavior, as well as exploring the long term outcomes of children treated for food refusal utilizing an applied behavior analytic approach.
Relevant Publications:
Borrero, C.S.W., England, J.D, Sarcia, B, & Woods, J.N. (2016). A Comparison of Descriptive
Analysis and Functional Analyses of Inappropriate Mealtime Behavior. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 9, 36

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PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION ABOUT APPLIED BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS (ABA)

Louie's Huwe Zoom Event with Sarah Wright, Clinical Supervisor, Verbal Beginnings LLC, April 16, 2022, 11am EST (US)

Zoom Details TBC - follow @louies_huwe on Instagram for the latest updates.

Sarah Wright is the clinical supervisor at Verbal Beginnings, LLC. She has a passion for helping other people learn about an ABA approach. ABA, or applied behavior analysis, is an individualized approach that is tailored toward each child’s specific needs. Clinicians use effective researched-based strategies that have been empirically validated to make meaningful changes in each child’s life. ABA is a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental conditions.

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BEST TACTICS FOR SPEECH IN THE HUWE1 COMMUNITY

Louie's Huwe Zoom Event with
Professor Kristle Coulter Soto, February 11 2022

Kristle Soto is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Department. The aim of this Zoom meeting is to openly discuss the best tactics for speech in the HUWE1 community.

Biography:

Mrs. Soto joined Baylor University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder’s clinical faculty in August of 2019. She provides supervision of graduate students within the speech and language clinic. Prior to joining Baylor University’s clinical faculty, Kristle’s 13 years of experience include the public schools and private pediatric setting. Her passion and interests lie in serving individuals with autism and helping them to reach their greatest potential.

Kristle is married to Justin and they have 2 young daughters. The Soto’s enjoy cheering for Baylor Bear athletics and serving on the kids’ ministry team at First Woodway Baptist Church.

Academic Interests and Research:

Academic interests include social communication disorder, autism spectrum disorder, augmentative and alternative communication, and childhood speech and language development.

Click below to access the recording.

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RESEARCH AND WHY IT MATTERS: AN INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF HUWE1

Louie's Huwe Zoom Event with Dr. Brock Grill, December 12, 2021

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Dr. Brock Grill is a professor and research scientist actively researching HUWE1. The aim of this zoom meeting will be to facilitate a conversation with families to help them understand scientific training, scientific research, and how science is the conduit for future treatments. 

As part of this interactive session, families are invited to share their child’s HUWE1 variant with Dr. Grill in advance so he can ‘map’ variants onto a virtual HUWE1 gene diagram. This real time question and answer session will allow families to see where their child’s variant lies and discuss what these genetic changes mean.

Biography: Dr. Brock Grill is a geneticist and biochemist who studies nervous system development. His work focuses on understanding how information is relayed within nerve cells to regulate cellular activities and cell composition. He has been studying HUWE1’s role in the nervous system for the past ten years. He is a professor at the University of Washington Medical School and at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute (the research arm of Seattle Children’s Hospital). He was previously a professor at The Scripps Research Institute and the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Grill did his postdoctoral training at Stanford University and the University of California Santa Cruz. He received his Doctorate from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and received his Bachelor of Science (Honors) from the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada). He lives with his wife, Michelle, and his two daughters, Chiara 4 and Norah 2, in Seattle, Washington, USA.

More information about Dr. Grill and his research program can be found online here.

1) Profile Seattle Children’s Research Institute: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/directory/brock-grill/

2) Profile at University of Washington Medical School, Department of Pediatrics: https://www.peds.uw.edu/user/2463

3) For a deep dive on science, please see the Grill Lab website: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/.../our-labs/grill-lab/

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