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. 

Find out more about the Research Symposium.

Advances in Autism Research: From Learning Mechanisms to Novel Interventions

8:00 a.m.
Research Symposium: Improving Developmental Trajectories of Toddlers With ASD—Strategies for Bridging Research to Practice 
Amy Wetherby, PhD, Florida State University
This session will begin with an introduction to the Symposium by Margaret Rogers, PhD, Chief Staff Officer for Science and Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, Symposium Coordinator, Boston University
10:30 a.m.
Research Symposium: Social Communication and Language Interventions for Minimally-Verbal School-Aged Children with ASD
Connie Kasari, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
1:30 p.m.
Research Symposium: Executive Function and Lexical Development in Children With ASD

This session is comprised of:

Executive Function Abilities in School-age Children With ASD
Susan Ellis-Weismer, PhD, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Lexical Development in Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sudha Arunachalam, PhD, Boston University
4:00 p.m.
Research Symposium: Early Motor and Communication Development in ASD

This session is comprised of:

Early Motor and Communicative Development in Infants With an Older Sibling With ASD
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

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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