American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

2013 Research Symposium

A yearly event at the ASHA Convention is the Research Symposium, where current, theme-focused research is presented by experts.

Symposium Topic

The Genetic Basis of Speech, Language, Reading, Learning and Memory

Symposium Presentations

Introduction of Symposium & Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Awardees
Margaret Rogers, PhD, Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, Maryland

Growth Signaling Functions in Language Development of Children with Specific Language Impairment
Mabel Rice, PhD, Fred & Virginia Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Epigenetic Mechanisms in Learning and Memory
David Sweatt, PhD, Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama

Molecular Mechanisms of Speech Development and the Genetics of Dyslexia

Approaching Molecular Mechanisms of Speech and Language Development
Matthias Groszer, MD, Institut du Fer a Moulin, Universite Paris Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, France

Recent Advances in the Genetics of Dyslexia-Related Phenotypes
Silvia Paracchini, PhD, Royal Society University, Research Fellow, School of Medicine, University of St. Andrews, Fife, United Kingdom

Genetic Influences on Reading Disability and Language Impairments
Shelley Smith, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Developmental Neuroscience Department at the Munroe Meyer Institute and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

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