Paul White, Director, Community TIES Program, Waisman Center, offers an overview of practical, behavioral strategies for families and community support teams to consider for people with Down Syndrome.
Julie Gamradt, Director, Communication Aids and Systems Clinic, Waisman Center, and Shannon Theis, Senior Clinical Speech Pathologist, Waisman Center Clinics, discuss speech and language development strategies for children with Down Syndrome. Included in the toolkit are the use of iPads and apps.
Camilla Matthews and Vivek Balasubramaniam, Associate Professors, Pediatrics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discuss the causes and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea as well as testing and treatment options for children and adolescents with Down syndrome. Sleep apnea impacts daytime behavior and alertness, cardiovascular risk factors, pain, immune function, and insulin resistance.
Katie Brenner, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison, explains how testing the urine in preterm babies can reveal signs of serious illness. This knowledge allows doctors to individualize nutrition plans for premature babies to help reduce their risk of infection and to aid in their growth.
Kara Swanson, Associate Professor, Northeastern University School of Law, discusses the legal implications of use of body products routinely used by the medical community. Swanson delves into the current body product exchange, body products as property and the history behind the exchanges.
Heidi Brown, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, discusses pelvic floor disorders: bladder control, bowel control and pelvic organ prolapse. Brown offers tips and tricks to help manage and prevent symptoms of these disorders.
Benjamin Wilfond, Director, Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, explains the history and goals of screening newborns for Cystic Fibrosis. Early detection allows for the improvement in nutrition and pulmonary care.
Barbara Bendlin, Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, explores normal memory loss due to aging, Alzheimer’s disease and suggests ways to age more healthfully.
Jasia Steinmetz, Professor, Food and Nutrition, UW-Stevens Point, explores ways to support and maintain family food traditions, energize youth and create jobs focusing on local foods.
Michele Perchonok, Advanced Food Technology Manager, NASA, explains the methods used to develop a food system that is safe, nutritious, acceptable and provides balanced resources for astronauts while they are traveling in space.