Developmental Disorders and Language
March 29, 2001
Clinical Center, Building 10
The symposium presents major new research on language acquisition and use in children with developmental disorders. Among the disorders considered are autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, early-onset deafness, and specific language impairment. The speakers will discuss the relevance of their results not only for characterizing the disorders and designing preventive and treatment interventions, but also for identifying the fundamental genetic, neural, and experiential determinants of the human capacity for language.
Presenters and Abstracts:
|Ursula Bellugi, Ph.D.,
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA
|Language Development, Spatial Cognition, and Underlying Neural Systems
|Laurence B. Leonard, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
||Specific Language Impairment Across Languages: In Search of a Common Denominator
|Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
||Characterizing the Language Deficits in Autism: Is There Overlap with Other Syndromes?
Directions and Maps:
For more information, contact:
Judith Cooper, Ph.D.
Chief, Scientific Programs Branch
Division of Extramural Research
6120 Executive Blvd.
EPS-400-C MSC 7180
Bethesda, MD 20892
Phone: (301) 496-5061
Fax: (301) 402-6251