Heidi is presently the lab coordinator of the McGill Youth Study Team and has been a part of the lab for 6 years. In September 2009, she began her Master's in Educational Psychology: Human Development. She has a great passion in working with children with special needs, which she realized through her work at the YM-YWHA Montreal Jewish Community Centre where she is the program coordinator of an aqua-percept based program called Sunday Fun in the Gym/Pool. Heidi is interested in conducting research on the role of joint attention in language acquisition of children with developmental disabilities.

CHAPTERS

Shulman, C., Burack, J. A., & Flores, H. (in press). Non-specific intellectual disability. In P. Howlin, T. Charman, & M. Ghaziuddin (Eds.). Handbook of developmental disorders. SAGE publications.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Flanagan, T., Russo, N., Flores, H., & Burack, J. A. (2008). The developmental approach to the study of Down syndrome: Contemporary issues in historical perspective. Down syndrome: Research and practice, 96-100.

Burack, J. A., Blidner, A., Flores, H., & Fitch, T. A. (2007). Constructions and deconstructions of risk, resilience and well-being: A model for understanding the development of Aboriginal adolescents. Australasian psychiatry, 15, S18-23.

PRESENTATIONS

Burack, J. A., Cohene, K., Bain, F., Flores, H., & Shulman, C. (2008, November). Theoretical developmental models for individuals with Down syndrome. Invited paper to the VII International Symposium on Early Intervention in Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Burack, J. A., Sousa-Pires, A., Hodgson, J., Leibovitch, F., & Flores, H. (2008, August). From dawn to dusk: Developing developmental frameworks for understanding persons with IDs across the life-span. Invited address to the annual meeting of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities, Cape Town, South Africa.

Burack, J. A., Russo, N., Flanagan, T. D., & Flores, H. (2007, October). A developmental approach to the study of Down syndrome: Contemporary issues in historical perspective. Invited paper presented at the Down Syndrome Research Directions 2007 Symposium, Portsmouth, UK.

Burack, J.A., Flanagan, T. D., Blidner, A., Flores, H., & Fitch, T. A. (2007, June). Can developmental psychology inform us about well-being among First Nations adolescence? Paper presented at the 37th Annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

SUBMITTED/ACCEPTED

Dawkins, T., Landry, O., Flanagan, T., Brodeur, D., Flores, H., & Burack, J. A. (Submitted). Visual Attention in Down Syndrome. Poster submitted for the 10th Annual meeting of the World Down Syndrome Congress, Dublin, Ireland.

Dawkins, T., Landry, O., Flanagan, T., Brodeur, D., Flores, H., Nyhout, A., Burack, J. A. Visual Filtering Among Persons with Down Syndrome and Typically Developing Children: Attention Versus Perception (Accepted). Poster Submitted for the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado.