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Grand Rounds | I Want to Know What You Want to Say: Supporting Communication Development in Children with Down Syndrome


Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM


Presented by:
Noemi Alice Spinazzi, MD, FAAP
Attending Physician - Primary Care
Medical Director - Down syndrome clinic (Charlie's Clinic)
Director - Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics resident rotation
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Bettina Larroudé, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist, Feeding Specialist
Oakland, CA

  1. Describe the medical issues that affect children with Down syndrome that affect communication development.
  2. List interventions that can support the development of a child's spoken language.
  3. Explain the role of sign language in supporting communication in children with Down syndrome.
  4. Identify types of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) that can be used to support communication for a child with Down syndrome.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Zoom Participants:
For CME credit, evaluations must be completed by 12pm on the Friday after Grand Rounds.
Please email before 12PM on 3/23/2021 for the CME-required evaluation link.
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