Educational Strategies for Working with Students with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM until noon
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
Cost Range

Host And Instructor

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Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
Marni Johnson Martin, Au.D., CCC-A, Kiva Sam, M.A., Eric G. Kurtz, Ph.D.

Training Overview Description

There is no one size fits all approach to working with individuals with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Working with students who have a FASD be challenging for parents, educators, and others providing services and supports to the students in the educational setting. This session will discuss effective educational strategies and available resources for working with students with a FASD.

A Webinar from AUCD's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Special Interest Group.

Event-specific Details


Marni Johnson Martin, Au.D., CCC-A, is the Interdisciplinary Training and Clinic Director at the University of South Dakota Center for Disabilities (UCEDD/LEND) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Sanford School of Medicine. She is a Clinical Audiologist with many years of experience working with individuals with developmental and related disabilities and their families. She provides clinical services as a member of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and LEND Developmental Clinic teams at the USD Center for Disabilities. Dr. Johnson has many years of teaching, clinical, research, and leadership experience. She is interested in applied clinical research and interprofessional collaboration.

Kiva Sam, M.A., is a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She is a third-year doctoral student in the School Psychology program at the University of South Dakota. Prior to pursuing advanced education at USD, Kiva taught high school social studies for two years before transitioning into special education as a behavioral interventionist. Kiva's cultural identity and her experiences working with Indigenous youth serve as the primary motivator behind her desire to obtain her doctorate. She is interested in researching the impact of trauma on academic ability and achievement among Indigenous students and plans to return to the reservation in order to help better meet the needs of her community.

Eric G. Kurtz, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Center for Disabilities at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. The Center for Disabilities is South Dakota’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Kurtz provides leadership and oversight of clinical services, research, interprofessional education, community training, and information dissemination. He also holds the appointment of Associate Professor of Pediatrics. Dr. Kurtz received his Ph.D. in School Psychology with specialized training in neurodevelopmental disorders. He has an extensive background providing comprehensive psychological and specialized diagnostic services within hospital, clinical, educational, and forensic settings.

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