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Predoctoral Course Catalog


Interdisciplinary Practice and Leadership in Developmental Disability – Selective

Credits: 1
Course Director: Dr. Kim Espinoza
Quarter/Year: Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring / 4

Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:

  1. Describe screening, evaluation, and diagnostic criteria for neurodevelopmental disorders.
  2. Discuss adaptations needed to address access to care barriers and successfully engage with dental care as an adult.
  3. Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders.
  4. Outline the roles and contributions of interdisciplinary teams in the care of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, including various clinical disciplines, patients, and family members.
  5. Identify an action dental professionals can implement to assure equity and equal rights for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities.


Updated: 2022-12-14