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Life’s Blueprint: Genetics and Common Genetic Conditions

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Date: Friday, May 17, 2013

Course #: W713

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $90.00

Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1 credential hour in the area of Atypical Child Development, 1 hour in the area of Typical Child Development, and 1 hour in the area of Intervention


This workshop offers an overview of genetics, providing participants with a solid foundation for understanding any genetic condition. Focusing on Down Syndrome, Fragile X, and Cri Du Chat as models of genetic disorders affecting growth and development, the workshop will provide receive numerous resources and tools to help practitioners enhance their work with young children who have genetic disorders and their families.


Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.

Rosinia has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. A specialist in serving the needs of children birth to age three and their families, she also has extensive experience working with school-aged children and young adults. An Erikson alumna, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in child development. Her expertise is in neuroscience with a particular interest in sensory processing, the role of emotions, and the impact of relationships on the developing child. She enjoys a national reputation as a speaker and consultant. She is president of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals, and kids with their optimal potential.

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