Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Presented by David S. Stein, Psy.D., Children’s Hospital Boston, Attending Psychologist, Developmental Medicine Center; Co-Director, The Down Syndrome Program, Director of Quality Improvement for Pediatric Psychology Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School


Behavior problems impact 30% of children with Down syndrome. Left untreated, these same children often exhibit behavior problems as adults, limiting work and independent living opportunities. Many behavioral management tools are less effective for children with DS. This workshop will present the basic neuroscience of Down syndrome and how this informs effective behavior management. Practical strategies to use with children and teens at home, school and community settings will be shared.

LIVE WEBINAR with local expert panel: Up to 90 minutes of speaking plus 30 minutes of Q & A

  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 Presentation start
  • 9:45 Break
  • 10:00 Presentation resumes
  • 10:45 Q & A by expert panel
  • 11:15 Conclude

About Dr. Stein

Dr. David Stein is a pediatric psychologist within the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is the Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stein is also a faculty member of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disorders (LEND) fellowship at Boston Children’s. His clinical work is focused on neuropsychological testing and behavior therapy with children who have neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Stein’s research is focused on accurate phenotyping of complex and comorbid neurodevelopmental conditions, factors affecting long-term outcomes, and quality improvement. Dr. Stein completed his bachelor’s degree with high honors at Tufts University, majoring in Clinical Psychology with a Child Development concentration. Dr. Stein completed his doctoral coursework at William James College (formerly MSPP), his internship at Harvard Medical School/The Cambridge Hospital, and his post-doctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Location: Penndale Middle School, 400 Penn St. Lansdale, PA 19446

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