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Latest Update to Behavioral Series Available: Cognitive Issues & Sensory Impairments

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Latest Update to Behavioral Series Available: Cognitive Issues & Sensory Impairments

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce that the third in the series on Angelman Syndrome Behaviors is available. Developed by Sarika Peters, PhD, a psychologist at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, this latest update addresses Cognitive Issues and Sensory Impairments in Individuals with Angelman syndrome.

This latest update to the informational series on Angelman Syndrome Behaviors is intended to help caregivers and those who work with individuals with AS learn how cognitive demands and sensory issues contribute to aggressive behaviors. Cognition or cognitive development refers to mental processes that include language, memory, attention, pattern recognition, perception, motor skills, and problem solving. Cognition involves mental processing in which the motor system draws on stored information to plan and produce actions, the understanding of which may help those who care for or work with individuals with AS better address cognitive issues related to aggressive motor skills.

The Cognitive Issues and Sensory Impairments module is accessible via www.angelmanbehaviors.org. For those who will be accessing the informational series on Angelman Syndrome Behaviors for the first time, you will first need to complete a profile, which only takes a few moments. Once your profile is created you can access all of the modules that are available. The first two modules, launched previously, address:

1. Social and Environmental Influences on Aggressive Behavior
2. Mental Health Influences on Aggressive Behavior

The ASF recommends that first-time users should review the first two modules in the series first before accessing the third module that is launched today. The Canadian Angelman Syndrome Society (CASS) and ASF have funded the development of the informational series on Angelman Syndrome Behaviors, and both organizations welcome any feedback from users regarding your experience in using the modules. As more modules become available, both organizations will issue a timely announcement so users can access and use this additional content.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the series on Angelman Syndrome Behaviors, please contact the ASF at 800-432-6435, or contact CASS at 403-931-2415 or visit www.angelmancanada.org


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