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Examining Mothers’ Reflections on the Birth and Diagnosis of their Child with Down Syndrome: A Mixed Methods Approach
February 24 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Please join the UCI Center for Aging Research in Down Syndrome (CFAR-DS) Seminar Series Friday, February 24 at 11:00 AM PT with a presentation by Angela Lukowski, Ph.D. titled Examining Mothers’ Reflections on the Birth and Diagnosis of their Child with Down Syndrome: A Mixed Methods Approach.
Angela Lukowski, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her work focuses on children with developmental disabilities that co-occur with structural damage to regions of the brain implicated in higher-level cognitive processes. Most recently, she and her colleagues have been studying whether mothers of children with Down syndrome (DS) differentially process and reflect on the diagnosis and birth of their child based on the timing of their child’s DS diagnosis (during gestation or after birth). Dr. Lukowski will present quantitative data from mothers’ narratives of these events (e.g., use of cognition and emotion terms, event ratings) along with qualitative data focusing on mothers’ uncertainty management and resilience. Implications and future directions will be discussed.
This event will be hosted via Zoom. If you’d like to attend, please Register Here and a Zoom link will be emailed to you.