Name
Facilitating success for post-secondary transitions for people with complex medical conditions and chronic pain: Universal design for learning and lived experience
Date & Time
Thursday, August 12, 2021, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Description

This interactive presentation addresses practical strategies to facilitate thriving for post-secondary students who experience complex medical conditions. Joanne Picard is an undergraduate university student living with Rett Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that results in severe physical limitations in almost all aspects of life including movement, communication, and many daily functions. She has been successfully pursuing her degree with the support of adaptive mobility, learning and communication technology, university staff, caregivers, and health care providers. Dr. Bruce Dick is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Alberta who has been working with students with complex physical and mental health issues transitioning to post-secondary studies for over 20 years. They will discuss broad principles and specific strategies for facilitating success for students with complex medical and/or psychological challenges and specific strategies relevant to students, staff, caregivers, and health care providers.

Learning Objective 1:
As a result of this session, attendees will better understand key factors relevant to planning for and facilitating success for students with medical and psychological difficulties including those associated with chronic pain.
Learning Objective 2:
As a result of this session, attendees will better understand practical strategies to facilitate learning success and thriving for post-secondary students living with complex medical and psychological challenges.
Learning Objective 3:
As a result of this session, attendees will better understand the lived experience of a thriving post-secondary student who also lives with tremendous medical challenges.
Theme
Other (please specify)
Session Type
Presentation
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