American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

23rd Annual Research Symposium at ASHA National Convention: The Genetic Basis of Speech, Language, Reading, Learning and Memory

Saturday, November 16, 2013
McCormick Place, Room W190A
Chicago, Illinois

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, Rockville, Maryland
8:15 a.m.
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
10:30 a.m.
Epigenetic Mechanisms in Learning and Memory
David Sweatt, PhD, Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama
1:30 p.m.
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
4:00 p.m.
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

The Research Symposium is funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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