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Language and Literacy Development in Early Dual Language Learners - Agenda

August 18-19, 2016
NIH Neuroscience Center
6001 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD

Agenda

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2016

Time Presentation
8:40 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Co-Chair Introductions
Ruben Alvarez, Ed.D., NICHD; Judith Cooper, Ph.D., NIDCD; Lisa Freund, Ph.D., NICHD; Elizabeth Peña, Ph.D., UT and Arturo Hernandez, Ph.D., UH

9:00 a.m.

Keynote Address
Judith F. Kroll, Ph.D., University of California, Riverside Bilingualism: Consequences for Mind, Brain, and Society

9:40 a.m.

Break

Session I: Variability in Bilingual Development

10:00 a.m.

Erica Hoff, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Variability in Bilingual Development: Ages 2 to 5

10:15 a.m.

Deborah Chen Pichler, Ph.D., Gallaudet University
Bimodal Bilingual Development

10:30 a.m.

Discussants: Leah Fabiano-Smith, Ph.D., University of Arizona
Kerry Ebert, Ph.D., Rush University

11:30 a.m

Announcements and lunch

Session II: Assessment and Intervention

1:00 p.m

Elizabeth Peña, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
The Role of Assessment in Differentiating Language Impairment from Language Difference

1:15 p.m.

Yuuko Uchikoshi, Ed.D., University of California, Davis
Literacy Development in Dual Language Learners

1:30 p.m.

Discussants: Anny Castilla-Earls, Ph.D., University of Houston
Pui Fong Kan, Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

2:30 p.m.

Break

Session III: Identification of Gaps in Our Knowledge

2:50 p.m.

Group session led by co-chairs

3:50 p.m.

Break

Session IV: Future Research Directions

4:00 p.m.

Group session led by co-chairs

5:00 p.m.

Adjourn for the day

7:15 p.m.

Group dinner (optional)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2016

 

Time

Presentation

Session V: Neurocognitive Development

8:45 a.m.

Arturo Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Houston
A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on Dual Language Development

9:00 a.m.

Fumiko Hoeft, M.D., Ph.D., University of California San Francisco
The Neural Bases of Reading in Developing Bilinguals

9:15 a.m.

Discussants: Ioulia Kovelman, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Jason Zevin, Ph.D., University of Southern California

10:15 a.m.

Break

Session VI: Building a Research Agenda on Language and Literacy Development in Early Dual Language Learners: Summation

10:30 a.m.

Group session led by co-chairs

Noon

Adjourn

Last Updated Date: 
November 15, 2016