Webinar Recording- The Cognitive Impact of TS 1.27.21

Strategies for All Ages

What You Will Learn:

In this webinar, The Cognitive Impact of Turner Syndrome, Dr. O’Desky discussed the genetics behind TS and how this can affect cognition in individuals. She also provided a variety of tips and strategies to strengthen these skills for people of all ages, and discussed things like driving and sports.

This talk will give a brief overview of the genetics behind Turner Syndrome in order to explain the difference between an isochromatic and mosaic transmission of the condition and expected impact. It will then discuss the actual similarities and differences between individual’s with each type before presenting the cognitive impact of this condition regardless of type and offer practical suggestions for helping individuals with Turner syndrome.

  1. This talk will present a brief explanation of genetics, including the difference between the isochromatic and mosaic type of Turner Syndrome and expected symptoms
  2. It will also describe the cognitive impact of Turner Syndrome regardless of genetic profile
  3. Additionally, practical strategies to address cognitive difficulties associated with Turner Syndrome will be presented

Who Should Attend:
Patients, parents, caregivers, educators, academic administrators, and policy makers.

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About the Presenter:
Dr. Ilyse O’Desky received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University in 1992. After receiving her degree, she worked in the department of neuropharmacology as a Senior Research Associate at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, part of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She later returned to New Jersey to complete a post-doctoral training position in pediatric neuropsychology at the Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities in Staten Island. Dr. O’Desky is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kean University, Section Chief of Psychology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Director of the Neuropsychological Testing Center in Springfield, New Jersey. Her research primarily focuses on cognitive functioning in genetic disorders and pedagogical techniques to improve executive functioning and learning. 

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