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AUCD - Poster Symposium 2: Diagnostic & Clinical

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Monday, November 12, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Congressional B

Session Description

All posters for the AUCD Conference will be presented throughout Monday and Tuesday (this is new in 2018) in a series of Poster Symposia that run at the same time as concurrent sessions. During these 75 minute poster symposia, 12-15 posters on a similar theme will be grouped together in a room. Posters will be displayed on large boards and have a table underneath for accompanying materials. The session will be introduced by a moderator, poster authors will be asked to provide a very brief introduction of their poster, and then attendees will be free to move about the room to speak with poster presenters directly for the remainder of the session. Attendees are also welcome to move between symposia rooms and view posters on other topics. Conference posters submitted ahead of time are also avilable electronically in the conference app and linked below.

 


 

 




Presenters

The Impact of Communication Deficits on Puberty and Sexual Development in Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum
Ashton Wolfe, MS, , Center for Disability Resources, UCEDD/LEND
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In order to receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), an individual must display communication deficits. These communication deficits are lifelong and can make sexual development, for adolescents with ASD, a challenging time. Through mixed-methodology, our study demonstrates the relationship between communication and sexual development. Furthermore, our findings provide greater insight for navigating the sexual development experience, and receipt of appropriate services and interventions.

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Examining the Relationship between Social Anxiety and Social Engagement with Peers among Young Adults with ASD
Caroline McDonough, Master of Arts in Psychology , , Tarjan Center UCLA, UCEDD
Steven Logrosso , B.A., UCLA PEERS Clinic , Los Angeles , CA, United States;
Morgan Jolliffe, B.A., UCLA PEERS Clinic, Los Angeles , CA, United States;
Nicole Rosen, B.A., UCLA PEERS Clinic , Los Angeles , CA, United States;
Elizabeth Laugeson, Psy.D. , UCLA PEERS Clinic , Los Angeles , CA, United States;

This study examines the relationship between social anxiety and frequency of social engagement among young adults with ASD. Results show a significant correlation between the Social Avoidance and Distress General subscale of the Social Anxiety Scale and the total number of get-togethers on the Quality of Socialization Questionnaire, suggesting that social anxiety among young adults with ASD may interfere with their ability to socially engage with peers.

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Transgender Children and Autism
Devon Bacso, EdS, Mx, The University of Arizona, LEND
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Within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), there is an overrepresentation of gender-dysphoria, but very little research has been done on the intersection of transgender identities and ASD. The particular needs of children who are transgender and diagnosed with ASD has not been explored, leaving this population at risk. This research proposal, completed as part of LEND's LOI requirement, aims to shed light on how social transitioning impacts transgender children with ASD.

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Are DBP new patient evaluations for ASD supported financially? A DBPNet study
Pamela High, MD, Director, DBP, Rhode Island LEND
Ellen J Silver, PhD, NY, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Marilyn Augustyn , MD, Boston, MA, United States;
Nathan Blum, MD, Philadelphia, PA, United States, PA - Children's Seashore House/ Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, LEND;
Ruth EK Stein, MD, NY, NY, United States, NY - Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Nancy Roizen, MD, Cincinatti, OH, United States;
DBPNet Steering Cmte, Philadelphia, PA, United States;

There is a critical shortage of Developmental Behavioral Pediatricians (DBPs) trained to identify and serve children with ASD and DD. This study highlights the gap between the amount of time DBPs dedicate to clinical evaluations of children presenting with concern for having an ASD and standards for reimbursement for this service. Early diagnosis of ASD is required in order to obtain early evidence based treatment.


Care Coordination for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities: An Exploration of Activities and Outcomes
Brett Enneking, PsyD, , Riley Child Development Center - Indiana University, LEND
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Activities and outcomes from a care coordination project embedded within an interdisciplinary neurodevelopmental outpatient clinic are reported. Specifically, family-centered care coordination goals, time spent on goals, care coordinator activities, and care coordination outcomes from family engagement in the project are described.

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State Level Disparities in the Medical Home's Relationship to Positive Health Care Outcomes for CSHCN and non-CSHCN
Patricia Daniel, Ph.D., Graduate Assistant, Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND
Patricia Daniel, Ph.D., Atlanta, GA, United States, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;
Rebecca Wells, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States;
Brian Barger, Ph.D., Atlanta, GA, United States, GA - Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, UCEDD/LEND;

This study suggests that disparities in medical home and positive healthcare outcomes exist at the state level between CHSCN and Non-CSHCN. The differences were analyzed using mapping strategies to illustrate disparities within and among states.

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Hearing Screenings in South Dakota Public Schools and a Comparison to Professional Guidelines
Michelle Novak, B.S., , Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND
Taylor Van Gerpen, B.S., Sioux Falls, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;
Marni Johnson-Martin, Au.D., Sioux Falls, SD, United States, SD - Center for Disabilities, UCEDD/LEND;

The purpose of this research was to investigate current public school hearing screening procedures used in South Dakota, one of ten states with no screening requirements or recommendations for school-aged children, in order to compare those procedures with professional guidelines adopted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and determine consistency within the state.

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Sleep Disorders and Inattention in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD MS, Associate Professor Pediatrics, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND
Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD MS, Bronx, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Rosa Seijo, MD, Bronx, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Erin D'Agostino, BA, Bronx, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;
Katharine Lawson, PhD, Bronx, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;

Children with language and learning disabilities are at risk of academic failure. We examined the association between sleep problems and inattention and hyperactivity in urban, largely minority, school age children diagnosed with language impairment and/or learning disabilities. We found a strong association between sleep disturbances and inattention, as well as academic failure, in this particularly vulnerable group.

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The impact of a feeding program combining oral hygiene, food awareness and positive mealtime experiences in children with feeding disorders.
Ida Barresi, SLP; MA, Senior Speech Language Pathologist, Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND
Maria Valicenti-McDermott, MD MS, Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center, Bronx, NY, United States, NY - Rose F. Kennedy Center, UCEDD/LEND;

Children with feeding disorders often have poor oral hygiene and have a negative perception about food textures. We found that specific feeding intervention designed to increase a child�s awareness of food properties along with providing a positive mealtime experience resulted in improved feeding outcomes.

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Medical Resident Training Needs in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comfort Level and Scope of Practice in Primary Care
Jeffrey Hine, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND
Jeffrey Hine, PhD, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;
Amy Swanson, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;
Ashley Dubin, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, United States;
Tori Foster, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, United States;
Zachary Warren, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;
A. Pablo Juarez, Nashville, TN, United States, TN - Vanderbilt University, UCEDD/LEND;

During development of a service-system intervention introducing enhanced learning opportunities for residents in our pediatric residency program, we surveyed current residents regarding skills/confidence around ASD care. Although 80% reported proficiency using screeners, most reported limited confidence in differentiating ASD from other common developmental concerns for toddlers in primary care. At the same time, 92% of residents rated ASD-related training and education as important to their career/skills for future practice.


An English/Spanish Bilingual Diagnostic Evaluation Model for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sylvia Acosta, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND
Sylvia Sarmiento, MS, CCC-SLP, Albuquerque, NM, United States, NM - Center for Development & Disability, UCEDD/LEND;

The Autism Spectrum Evaluation Clinic at the UNM UCEDD is a multidisciplinary evaluation clinic. This poster illustrates our model for best practice assessment of bilingual English/Spanish children who are referred for an evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We will outline the procedures and measures used in the diagnostic clinic to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to an underserved population.

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Making the Case for Evidence-Based Group Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Wisconsin
Lindsay McCary, PhD, Psychologist, Waisman Center, UCEDD/LEND
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This poster will present the process and final product of an issue brief created by UCEDD and LEND staff and trainees at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin- Madison. Given limitations of insurance coverage for some autism treatment services in Wisconsin, staff and trainees felt compelled to take action and reach out to insurers and policy makers to advocate for coverage of this valuable service.

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Achieving population-level improvements in ASD identification: Where federally-funded research activities fall short
Peter Doehring, PhD, Director, ASD Roadmap
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Despite unprecedented investments in research, significant barriers to the timely and accurate identification of ASD remain. Our initial analyses of the Combating Autism Act suggest that only 1% of research by key agencies sought to directly improve identification among community-based providers. We present additional findings extending these analyses to document gaps across funders in the evolution of research towards implementation science, and in the training and background of researchers.


Eat, Play, Love: An Interdisciplinary Feeding Clinic
Brittney Wright, MCD, CCC-SLP, Training Coordinator/SLP, Louisiana State University Human Development Center - New Orleans, UCEDD/LEND
Julie Riley, BCBA, New Orleans, LA, United States;

The LSUHSC Feeding Clinic engages in interdisciplinary, evidence-based practices in feeding assessment, diagnosis, intervention and program planning. Evaluations are completed as an arena assessment where the child is assessed simultaneously by professionals representing varying disciplines. The Feeding Clinic also uses a Primary Service Provider approach and coaching as an interaction style to collaborate with families and other educational and service providers to build capacity to support the child.

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