Prader-Willi Syndrome Essentials

Prader-Willi syndrome is a rare progressive congenital disorder that touches every part of a person’s life, and also the lives of their family members. The Center for Prader-Willi Syndrome at The Children’s Institute has cared for this unique population for over 20 years. Our online courses provide essential information about the condition, as well as actionable behavior, nutrition, exercise and communication techniques for family members and professional caregivers. We also offer an in-depth module for school districts serving children with PWS.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Essentials Part 1

Introduction to Prader-Willi Syndrome, Behavioral Supports & Nutrition

1 HOUR COURSE

This module provides an introduction to Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), reviews common behaviors exhibited by people with PWS and suggests various behavior management techniques to reduce anxiety in these individuals. This module also describes the metabolic factors impacting people with PWS and how diet management and food security can result in weight loss and improved overall health.

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Essentials Part 2

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Everyday Activities, Exercise and Communication

1 HOUR COURSE

This module reviews how everyday activities can promote independence and participation in life for people with Prader-Willi syndrome, how exercise should be modified to accommodate the physical characteristics of a person with PWS, and provides tips and suggested activities for improving stamina, strength and health in these individuals.

The module also defines the fundamentals of receptive, expressive, and pragmatic language, dysphagia, examines possible clinical implications, and provides communication tips when caring for people with Prader-Willi syndrome.

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Prader-Willi Syndrome Essentials Part 3

Supporting Students with PWS in the School Setting

1 HOUR COURSE

This module offers guidance to teachers, administrators and parents to ensure that students with Prader-Willi syndrome receive the appropriate support and are placed in the best possible environment to ensure their educational success.

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Behavior Bootcamp

Our custom developed Behavior Bootcamp was developed to teach the basic concepts behind the science of applied behavior analysis, effective classroom management, and verbal behavior.

Behavior Bootcamp Part 1

INTRODUCTION TO ABA

1 HOUR COURSE

This module will teach you about the basic concepts within the science of applied behavior analysis. Knowledge obtained from this module can be applied to any individual and may be especially beneficial for parents, teachers, or other staff who work with individuals with a diverse range of behavioral needs.

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Behavior Bootcamp Part 2

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

1 HOUR COURSE

Managing a classroom, home, or workspace for individuals with diverse behavioral needs can be challenging. By being successful managers in these environments, we can have a positive impact on the behaviors of our students, children, or clients. In this module, learn tips on how to successfully manage these environments.

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Behavior Bootcamp Part 3

INTRODUCTION TO VERBAL BEHAVIOR

1 HOUR COURSE

Learn about what verbal behavior is, the different components of verbal behavior, and how these different components can have an effect on a child’s behavior and communication.

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