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CURRICULUM VITAE

RYAN KONARSKI, BKIN


#2 180 17th Ave. E Vancouver, BC V5V 1A5 (m) (604) 226-2266 ryan.konarski@gmail.com EDUCATION University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Master of Education in Special Education to be conferred in May, 2014 University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, BC Bachelor of Kinesiology ADDITIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Non-Violent Crisis Intervention PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ABA Learning Centre Program Supervisor Student Program Supervisor Behaviour Interventionist FAST Club, University of the Fraser Valley Research & Project Coordinator Fraser Valley Child Development Centre Behaviour Interventionist Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of the Fraser Valley Research Assistant VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE Autism Community Training INVITED TALKS & PRESENTATIONS (Selected) Navigating the Maze of Autism Services and Treatments, presented at Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre Support Group Meeting, Maple Ridge on May 31, 2011. Strength-Based Interventions for Children with FASD, presented at Next Level Health: How Games Improve Our Future Health and Healthcare on October 13, 2011, San Francisco, CA. Benefits of Engaging in Volunteer Work with Children with Autism, presented at the Annual Fraser Valley Volunteer Day on May 15, 2008, Abbotsford, BC. PUBLICATIONS (Selected) Bertram, C. P., Pritchard Orr, A., Keiver, K., Konarski, R., Khaleel, B., & Clarren, S. K. (2012). Motor development characteristics in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). Journal of Sport and Exercise 2012 2014 2010-Present

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Psychology, S153. Bertram, C. P., Konarski, R., Keiver, K., Pritchard Orr, A., Khaleel, B., Berkiw, B., & Clarren, S. K. (2011). Adaptive functioning before and after a strength-based intervention program for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): First year findings. Journal of Sport and Exercise, S25. Keiver, K., Bertram, C. P., Pritchard Orr, A., Konarski, R., Thomas, M., Atkinson, B., & Clarren, S. K. (2011). Preliminary effects of a motor skill development program on a test of executive function in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35 . Keiver, K., Bertram, C.P., Pritchard-Orr, A., Konarski, R., Thomas, M., & Clarren., S. (2009). Effect of a strengthbased motor skill development program on salivary cortisol levels in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33: 40A. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (Selected) Strength-Based Intervention Programs for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): An Overview of the Programs and Key Findings, presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 2012, San Francisco, CA. Improved Cognitive and Motor Abilities Following a Strength -Based Intervention for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, presented at the ART-NeuroDevNet Biennial Winter Institute, March 2011, Banff, AB. Adaptive Functioning Before and After a Strength-Based Intervention Program for Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: First Year Findings, presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) Annual Conference, June 2011, Burlington, VT. Finding Strengths, Building Hope: A Strength-Based Intervention for Children with FASD, presented at the FASD Collaboration Roundtables Fall Conference, November 2010, New Westminster, BC. Effect of a Strength-Based Motor Skill Development Program on Salivary Cortisol Levels in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, presented at the 32nd Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Conference, June 2009, San Diego, CA. Toward Exercise Intervention for Children with FASD: A Strength -Based Approach, presented at the Canada Northwest FASD Partnership Conference, May 2008, Banff, AB. MEDIA COVERAGE (Selected) CBC Radio, The Link. Feb. 9, 2010. Discussed a strength-based motor skills program for children with FASD. Globe and Mail, Jan. 29, 2010. Front page feature on Motor skill activities hold promise for rewiring childrens damaged brains. HONOURS & DISTINCTIONS University of British Columbia, Wilda Adams Memorial Scholarship University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education Graduate Award University of the Fraser Valley Deans List Graduate University of the Fraser Valley Research Excellence Award REFERENCES References available upon request. 2011 2010 2007 2007