Kristi is a licensed psychologist and a nationally certified school psychologist specializing in child and adolescent behavior, development, and learning. She is the owner and founder of Savannah Behavioral Pediatrics and previously served as the Director of Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Duke obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and formal clinical training in pediatric psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute. She specializes in the area of behavioral pediatrics, and her clinical practice is focused on evidence-based assessment of developmental, behavioral, and learning concerns (e.g., ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, specific learning disorder) as well as behavioral treatment of a wide range of developmental and behavioral problems of childhood. She works closely with parents and caregivers to address key behavioral, emotional and social difficulties and to improve children’s skills across home, school and community settings. Duke’s clinical practice and research has resulted in several professional publications and presentations, and she has received a number of research awards for her work in the area of behavioral psychology.
Day 2 – Friday
1:15 – 2:45p.m.
If You’ve Seen One Person with Autism…
Purpose & Objectives
To teach more about early (and sometimes missed) signs of autism and what steps can be taken to best support that child. Participants will:
- Learn common early symptom clusters that are associated with later autism diagnosis
- Be able to recognize commonly overlooked and under-identified ASD presentations
- Be able to identify when a referral to a specialist is warranted