Zoom Webinar with Dr. Gökçe Ergun

TACAM was pleased to host a webinar with a past TACAM member and CMU alumni Dr. Gökçe Ergun on Developmental Disabilities in Children and Adolescents on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm ET. In this virtual event, Dr. Ergun discussed common developmental disabilities including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Intellectual Disability (ID) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). We thank Dr. Ergun for this very informative webinar.

Thursday, May 6
8:00 PM EST
Public · Hosted by TACAM
Online Event

If you missed it, a recording of this webinar can be viewed here:

Neurodevelopmental disabilities are a diverse group of chronic disorders that begin during the development process (including conception, birth, and growth) up to 22 years of age and last throughout an individual’s lifetime. The underlying basis for these disorders lies in fundamental deficits in the developing brain due to genetic, prenatal, perinatal, metabolic, and other factors. Developmental disabilities affect 17% of individuals younger than 18 years of age in the United States. Prevention along with early recognition, diagnosis and intervention is critically important to mitigate the personal and socioeconomic impact of these disorders. This webinar will introduce select neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Intellectual Disability (ID) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). The audience will increase their knowledge about basic prevalence, red flags, symptoms, diagnosis and evidence-based treatments for these developmental disorders.
Gokce Ergun Ph.D. is an associate professor and a licensed clinical psychologist at the School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University. Dr. Ergun has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her Ph.D. in School Psychology at Central Michigan University. Following an APA approved internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Children’s Hospital, she started her career as a faculty member. Her teaching interests are
Cognitive Assessment, Child Assessment and Clinical Neuropsychology. Clinical interests include infant and toddler assessment, pediatric neuropsychological assessment, psycho-educational assessment, school psychology, school consultation, treatment of externalizing and internalizing disorders of childhood, parent training, assessment and treatment of developmental disabilities (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), and prenatal drug and alcohol exposure. Dr. Ergun is an active member of the Ohio FASD Steering Committee and conducts trainings/workshops and presentations in Ohio regarding prevention, diagnosis, treatment and advocacy of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She is a member of American Psychological Association (including Division 40), and National Association of School Psychologists.