Saturday, July 24
Auditorium – 2:00pm – Breaking Barriers of Hospital Trauma: What it is & Positive Coping Strategies for the Family
About the Speaker
Dr. Boys is Director of the Division of Clinical Neurosciences and an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. He is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist who completed his PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He also completed his clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
His current clinical interests include: neuropsychological assessment of learning disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders, psychological aspects of and adjustment to chronic medical illness (e.g.cystic fibrosis, diabetes, PKU); developing adherence and self-care in children/adolescents with chronic illness, consultation within health care settings; behavioral and developmental disorders (e.g., language impairments, dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder); and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Research interests include: neurodevelopmental outcome of high risk and premature neonates; investigating the neuropsychological profile of early and continuously treated phenylketonuria; investigating neurocognitive and executive functions in Muscular Dystrophy and Myotonic Dystrophy; and developing a novel model of coordinated school healthcare for medically fragile and chronically ill children.
Dr. Boys is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Boys is a member of the Training Committee for the University of Minnesota Medical School Psychology Internship Training program.
Dr. Boys is currently involved with the following clinics:
- Pediatric Specialty Clinic
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Follow-up Clinic
- Metabolic Disorders Follow-up Clinic
- Phenylketonuria (PKU) Follow-Up Clinic
- Lion’s Hearing Clinic (Cochlear Implant Evaluations)
- Diabetes Clinic
- Cystic Fibrosis Clinic
- Pediatric Weight Management Clinic