2014 Research Symposium 

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

Symposium Topic

Primary Language Impairment in Children with Concomitant Health Conditions or Nonmainstream Language Backgrounds

Symposium Presentations

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

Symposium Introduction
Mabel Rice, PhD, PhD, Fred & Merrill Distinguished Professor of Advanced Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Language Impairment in the ADHD Context
Sean Redmond, PhD, professor, communication sciences and disorders, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Development and Mechanisms of Language Impairment in ASD: Parallels with Other Language Disorders
Helen Tager-Flusberg, PhD, director, Developmental Science Program and professor, department of psychology, Boston University, professor, department of anatomy and neurobiology, BUSM Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Childhood Language Development after Early Cochlear Implantation
Ann Geers, PhD, professor at the Callier Center for Advanced Hearing Research in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas
John Niparko, MD, professor and chair, department of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery; Leon J. Tiber and David S. Alpert professor; president of USC Care School, Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California (presentation not available)

Language Impairment in Bilingual and Nonmainstream English Dialect Learners

Discriminating Children with SLI Among English Language-Learners
Johanne Paradis, PhD, professor, department of linguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Language Impairment in Children who Speak Nonmainstream Dialects
Janna Oetting, PhD, professor, department of communication sciences and disorders, and professor, interdepartmental program in linguistics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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