2017 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Los Angeles, California
The Research Symposium is an annual event at ASHA's Convention where clinicians and researchers discuss current research in communication sciences and disorders. Each year's symposium has a specific research theme. This year's topic is "Advances in Autism
Research: From Learning Mechanisms to Novel Interventions."
Find out more about the
- 8:00 a.m.
- Introduction of Symposium & Research Mentoring-Pair Travel Awardees
Margaret Rogers, PhD, Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, Symposium Coordinator, Boston University
- 8:30 a.m.
- Social Communication and Language Interventions for Minimally-Verbal School-Aged Children
Connie Kasari, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
- 10:30 a.m.
- Improving Developmental Trajectories of Toddlers With ASD: Strategies
for Bridging Research to Practice
Amy Wetherby, PhD, Florida State University
- 1:30 p.m.
- Early Motor and Communication Development in ASD
- This session is comprised of:
- Early Motor and Communicative Development in Infants With an Older Sibling
Jana Iverson, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
What's Meaning Got to Do With It? Some Origins of the Semantic Difficulties
of Children With ASD
Letitia Naigles, PhD, University of Connecticut
- 4:00 p.m.
Function and Lexical Development in Children With ASD
This session is comprised of:
Executive Function Abilities in School-age Children With ASDLexical Development in Young Children With Autism
Susan Ellis-Weismer, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sudha Arunachalam, PhD, Boston University
The Research Symposium is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).