2019 Research Symposium at the ASHA Convention

Saturday, November 23, 2019
Orlando, Florida

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 at the ASHA Convention and its associated travel award.

Advances in Specific Language Impairment Research & Intervention

9:00 a.m.

Heritability of Specific Language Impairment and Sentence Diversity in Toddlers at-Risk for SLI

This session is comprised of:

What Studies of Twins Tell Us About Specific Language Impairment in Children: Twinning Effects & Heritability at 2, 4, 6, and 16 Years of Age
Mabel Rice, PhD, University of Kansas

Sentence Diversity in Toddlers At-Risk for Specific Language Impairment
Pamela Hadley, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

11:30 a.m.

Repeated Retrieval Facilitates Word Learning and Recall in Children With Specific Language Impairment
Laurence Leonard, PhD, Purdue University

2:00 p.m.

Clinical Intersections Among Specific Language Impairment, Social Pragmatic Communication Disorder, and Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder
Sean Redmond, PhD, University of Utah

3:30 p.m.

Reading Development and Reading Difficulties in Children with Specific Language Impairment
Suzanne Adlof, PhD, University of South Carolina

5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion on Specific Language Impairment
All Research Symposium Speakers

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

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