The Participant Assessment Series Core E Panel Discussion: "Multiple Perspectives on the Assessment of Individuals With Developmental Disabilities: Unique and Shared Features" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 30, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle.
Assessment of individuals with developmental disabilities is an important part of both the diagnostic process and treatment planning. Multiple specialties play important roles in identifying strengths and needs - as well as recommending intervention options and locating available resources. In this session experienced professionals from the disciplines of social work, occupational therapy, psychology, speech- language pathology, and education will present their perspectives on the assessment of various areas of functioning in children and adults. Audience participation will be encouraged as we explore the unique and shared aspects of this process.
Moderating the discussion will be Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychology and Psychiatry and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Psychological Assessment Coordinator. Panel participants will include:
-Nikki Davis, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Associate Director, VKC Reading Clinic
-Lorry Kleinfeld, Ed.D., OTR/L, BCP, Professor of Occupational Therapy, Belmont University
-F. Joseph McLaughlin, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology & Human Development, Vanderbilt University
-Carol Rabideau, LCSW, Adjunct Professor of Social Work, University of Tennessee, Nashville Campus, and Social Worker, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD
-Jennifer Vick, M.S., CCC-SLP, Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistant Clinical Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Please register for this event by Monday, Apr. 29, by visiting the VKC Events page.