Pica Disorder: Common, But Commonly Missed

When:
August 13, 2014 @ 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
2014-08-13T09:30:00-07:00
2014-08-13T11:30:00-07:00
Where:
East Portland Police Precinct
737 Southeast 106th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non-member. (Check or money order payable to 'Schrader Family Home, LLC')
Contact:
Angie Townsend
503-568-9765

Assigned Host:

Schrader Family Home, LLC

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, M.S. ED

Description:

This session will focus on the ingestion of non-nutritive items. Pica behavior represents one of the Unsafe Oral Behaviors that can lead to serious medical complications and/death.  Pica is a common occurrence in individuals who experience Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health Challenges and Intellectual Disabilities. Participants will learn about the dangers of Pica, the unfortunate Myths and Misconceptions that can lead to serious complications and ways to provide safeguards and preventions for individuals who partake in Pica behavior. The informational session is recommended for anyone working in Foster Homes, Employment Programs, Group Homes and Experiential Enrichment Programs.

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