Speakers' Bureau

As a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD), the Boling Center disseminates useful information to the public about issues related to developmental disabilities.

Presenters at Speakers’ Bureau

We maintain a speakers' bureau composed of members of our professional staff, which includes developmental pediatricians, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, audiologists, social workers, nutritionists, a pediatric nurse, and early childhood and special education experts.

Target Audience

Presentations would be appropriate for parent groups and inservice training for teachers, counselors, and supervisory personnel. Some topics would be of interest to high school and college students.

Topics

Please see the list of suggested topics below. Additional related topics can be covered if requested. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact Elizabeth Bishop, Coordinator of Dissemination, BCDD, (901)448-6511.

  • Appropriate preschool child care
  • Assessment of infants and preschoolers with special needs
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and medication
  • Attitudes toward academics during pre-adolescence and early adolescence
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Behavior management techniques for children with developmental disabilities: home environment
  • Behavioral management techniques for children with developmental disabilities: school environment
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Child abuse potential and parenting stress among parents of children with developmental disabilities
  • Child Development
  • Co-teaching approaches
  • Collaborating with families
  • Communication development and intervention for young children with special needs
  • Community Resources
  • Conditions which may appear to be ADHD but aren't
  • Chronic Illness and Developmental Disabilities
  • Developing IFSPs and IEPs
  • Developmentally appropriate early childhood education
  • Developmentally appropriate practices for young children with special needs
  • Down syndrome
  • Domestic Violence
  • Early childhood assessment and school interventions
  • Feeding issues with children and adults with developmental disabilities
  • Functional communication
  • Gender role development during pre-adolescence and early adolescence
  • Grantsmanship skills
  • Hearing disorders: causes, prevention, non-medical intervention
  • Inclusion
  • Inclusion of young children with special needs
  • Language-learning disabilities
  • Leadership in Women/Educational Leadership
  • Learning Disabilities and Disorders
  • Mental retardation
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Overview of child development
  • Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and other legislation related to individuals with disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Parent Panels
  • Positioning (OT/PT) approporiate for classrooms
  • Recent research findings from the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities and their applications for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Routines-based intervention
  • Self-concept development during pre-adolescence and early adolescence
  • Service coordination
  • Siblings of children with genetic disorders
  • SibShops
  • Spina bifida
  • Supporting emergent literacy for infants and preschoolers with special needs
  • Supporting positive behaviors in preschool settings
  • Supported Employment
  • Team development
  • Lifting/Transferring Children with Special Needs
  • Transportation
  • Transition issues in early childhood, adolescence and adulthood
  • Typical speech-language development
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
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Contact Us

Boling Center

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097

Contact BCDD

711 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Map
Phone: 901-448-6511
Toll-free:888-572-2249
TDD:901-448-4677
Fax: 901-448-7097