Improving the assessment of SYNGAP1 by creating online measures for parents and patients

Dr. Thomas Frazier of JCU presents "Improving the assessment of SYNGAP1 and related genetic conditions by creating online measures for parents and patients."

Parents are encouraged to join to learn about a chance to participate in Dr. Frazier's study which is partially supported by SRF. To learn about the grant see syngapresearchfund.org/post/srffrazier

See Dr. Fraizer on the Today show talking about Autism.

Here are our introductory comments:

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s session. My name is Jess Duggan I’m a the parent of a little girl with SYNGAP1 and part of the Syngap Research Fund.

We are very excited to continue the SRF Syngap research fund webinar series. The goal of the series is to empower your communications with clinicians as you get more clear knowledge of SYNGAP. 

We also want to give a plug for our next presentation “Interpretation of variants in SYNGAP1” which will take place on August 19, 2021 10:00 AM in pacific time with Dr. Eduardo Perez Palma.

Our talk for today is “Improving the assessment of SYNGAP1 and related genetic conditions by creating online measures for parents and patients”

I have the pleasure to introduce today’s speaker, Dr. Thomas Frazier. As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Frazier has focused his career on improving autism identification; developing and studying new treatment approaches; creating and refining measures for tracking autism symptoms and quality of life in individuals and families affected by autism. He was the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism and the chief science officer at Autism Speaks. Currently he is professor of Psychology at John Carroll University. 

Today Dr. Frazier will introduce to us a study trying to develop and validate an online neurobehavioral evaluation tool on SYNGAP and other neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. This study is in part possible with a grant funded by SRF.

A recorded version of this webinar will be available on the SRF website under Webinars on the Family menu.

By the end of this presentation, you will have the opportunity to get the answer to your questions. We’d love to hear from you – please write your question in the Q&A.

For those of you just joining us, welcome, and again our speaker is Dr. Thomas Frazier and his talk is “Improving the assessment of SYNGAP1 and related genetic conditions by creating online measures for parents and patients ”.  It is now my pleasure to turn things over to Dr. Thomas Frazier.

Welcome Dr. Frazier

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