Interdisciplinary Practice and Leadership in Developmental Disability – Selective
Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Quarter/Year: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4
Dental students participate in the UW Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as short-term trainees. Includes didactic education and clinical shadowing of interdisciplinary diagnostic and care services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
- Describe screening, evaluation, and diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
- Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
- Outline the roles and contributions of interdisciplinary teams in the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including various clinical disciplines, patients, and family members.
- Identify an action dental professionals can implement to assure equity and equal rights for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.