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The Ups and Downs of Social Sensitivity

April 2019 | Jonathan Rauwerda, BA-II, QIDP - Behavioral Therapist

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The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenters are Jonathan Rauwerda, BA-II, QIDP, and Patrick Nicholson. Many individuals with Down syndrome excel in the area of social sensitivity, an awareness and perception of one's immediate social environment. Though a valuable skill, it can also be associated with challenges. This presentation shares a behavioral approach to social sensitivity. Triggers, visual memory, and the role they play with the lives of people with Down syndrome are discussed. The presentation slides can be viewed at this link.

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