2016–2020 Research Symposia Topics

The Research Symposium aims to bring together clinicians and researchers at ASHA's Annual Convention, in order to discuss current research that has important implications for the study of communication processes and disorders. Each year's symposium focuses on a specific research theme. Research is presented by invited speakers who are experts in their fields.

The 2016–2020 Research Symposia will be funded, in part, by a grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

Topics and Coordinators


Advances in Auditory Attention Research: Processing Complex Auditory Stimuli
Karen Helfer, PhD


Advances in Autism Research: From Learning Mechanisms to Novel Interventions
Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD


Advances in Neuroplasticity Research: Language Recovery in Aphasia
Swathi Kiran, PhD


Advances in Specific Language Impairment Research & Intervention
Mabel Rice, PhD


Advances in Speech Research and Brain-Computer Interface Technology for Treating Communication Disorders
Jordan Green, PhD

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