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“Desensitization to Use of Medical Equipment for Children with Developmental Disabilities”

Presented by:

Lina Patel, PsyD

Associate Professor                                                                                                                               

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Children’s Hospital Colorado

Down Syndrome Behavioral Health Collaborative

Planners expect learners to:

1. Identify common types of challenging behaviors that children with developmental disabilities may have during desensitization.

2. Describe a step by step plan for increasing use of medical equipment.

3. Explain how to identify motivators for avoiding wearing medical equipment and how to manage these behaviors.


UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For CME credit, online evaluations must be completed by 12pm on the Friday after Grand Rounds.  Requests for the link to the current evaluation must be sent to by NOON on the day of Grand Rounds.

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