ADOS-2 Training Workshops: Deadline Approaching

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The University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) is pleased to offer Introductory Clinical and Advanced Research Workshops for the second edition of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2).  Presented by Dr. Fiona Miller Introductory Clinical Workshop (ADOS-2) (August 10-11, 2015.) Introductory Clinical Workshop (ADOS-2) for the Toddler Module (August 12, 2015.) Advanced Research Workshop for Modules 1- 4 (ADOS-2) (August 13-14, …

Maribeth Talbot: A 22-year-old Caregiver Spreads Aphasia Awareness

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Why Raise Awareness Maribeth Talbot, 22 years old, has struggled with cashiers or insurance representatives multiple times throughout her unique situation, as a daughter and caregiver to her mother, Pam Talbot. Buying groceries at the store with her mother, a cashier suggested Pam’s signature was done by a child. “He didn’t realize my mother could understand him and that he …

Louis Smith: A Powerful Passion

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“Nearly 200 people jumped to their feet…I was so proud.” – Dr. Krainen A Tough Prognosis Louis Smith is a world-renowned jazz trumpeter. Smith has played internationally with many famous groups and individuals in the jazz music community, including Miles Davis, Count Basie, and Thad Jones. In 2005, Smith suffered a stroke. After his doctors gave a disheartening prognosis, and …

Dr. Ashley Beard: Overcoming Limitations

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“I might not have survived they said,” Dr. Ashley Beard recalled her discussion with her neurosurgeon. In 2011, Dr. Ashley Beard experienced a stroke at the age of 34 years old after giving birth to her son. Seven hours after her caesarean-section, Beard was in her hospital room holding her son when it was noticed she was exhibiting signs of …

Introducing Mary A. Rackham Institute

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The Institute that brings together the well-known University Center for the Child and Family, University Center for Language and Literacy, and Psychological Clinic is now known as the Mary A. Rackham Institute at the University of Michigan. These three centers have been serving our community for decades and are highly regarded for their excellence in clinical service and professional training. The Mary A. …