PPMD’s Duchenne Educators Masterclass Agenda

Building on our continuing education program for healthcare professionals and researchers in the field, PPMD has created content to educate and empower teachers, school-based therapists, counselors, aides, and administrators to better understand and educate their students with Duchenne.

This information, which is a video-based companion to our Education Matters Guides, is presented in three age-specific comprehensive courses covering Duchenne basics, behavioral and learning considerations, physical therapy and occupational therapy recommendations, and more in an effort to give academic teams the tools they need to better serve children with Duchenne both in and out of the classroom.

PPMD’s Duchenne Educators Masterclass will be available Fall 2021.

Course 1: Diagnosis and Early Childhood (Ages 2-9)

  • Module 1: About Duchenne
    Mena Scavina, DO
  • Module 2: Classroom Accommodations, Learning, and Academic Skills
    Alex Grossman​, OT
  • Module 3: Psychosocial and Emotional - Anxiety, Depression, and Social Difficulties
    Natalie Truba, PhD
  • Module 4: Psychosocial and Emotional - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficiency/Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Regulation, and Social Communication
    Molly Colvin, PhD
  • Module 5: Strategies for Dealing With Oppositional, Explosive and Aggressive Behavior
    Speaker TBA
  • Module 6: Psychosocial and Emotional - Developing and Implementing a Behavior Modification Plan
    James Poysky, PhD
  • Module 7: Education Rights for Students with Special Healthcare Needs
    Jill Castle
  • Module 8: Adaptive Physical Education
    Leslie Vogel, PT, MSPT
  • Module 9: Physical Therapy - Combining Community and Hospital Services
    Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS
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Course 2: Late Childhood and Early Adolescence (Ages 10-15)

  • Module 1: About Duchenne
    Mena Scavina, DO
  • Module 2: Classroom Accommodations, Learning, and Academic Skills
    Alex Grossman, OT
  • Module 3: Psychosocial and Emotional - Anxiety, Depression, and Social Difficulties
    Natalie Truba, PhD
  • Module 4: Psychosocial and Emotional - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficiency/Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Regulation, and Social Communication
    Molly Colvin, PhD
  • Module 5: Strategies for Dealing With Oppositional, Explosive and Aggressive Behavior
    Speaker TBA
  • Module 6: Psychosocial and Emotional - Developing and Implementing a Behavior Modification Plan
    James Poysky, PhD
  • Module 7: Education Rights for Students with Special Healthcare Needs
    Jill Castle
  • Module 8: Adaptive Physical Education
    Leslie Vogel, PT, MSPT
  • Module 9: Physical Therapy - Combining Community and Hospital Services
    Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS
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Course 3: Late Adolescence and Adulthood (Ages 16+)

  • Module 1: About Duchenne
    Mena Scavina, DO
  • Module 2: Classroom Accommodations, Learning, and Academic Skills
    Alex Grossman, OT
  • Module 3: Psychosocial and Emotional - Anxiety, Depression, and Social Difficulties
    Natalie Truba, PhD
  • Module 4: Psychosocial and Emotional - Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficiency/Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Regulation, and Social Communication
    Molly Colvin, PhD
  • Module 5: Strategies for Dealing With Oppositional, Explosive and Aggressive Behavior
    Speaker TBA
  • Module 6: Psychosocial and Emotional - Developing and Implementing a Behavior Modification Plan
    Speaker TBA
  • Module 7: Education Rights for Students with Special Healthcare Needs
    Jill Castle
  • Module 8: Adaptive Physical Education
    Leslie Vogel, PT, MSPT
  • Module 9: Physical Therapy - Combining Community and Hospital Services
    Claudia Senesac, PT, PhD, PCS
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