Past Distinguished Lectures
“Etiology and Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Understanding the 'Whirling Ball of Comorbidity”
Thursday, February 11, 2016: Dr. Krista Wilkinson, Pennsylvania State University
"Improving the Design of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions"
Thursday, March 24, 2016: Dr. R. Malatesha Joshi, Texas A&M University
"The Role of Orthography in Literacy Acquisition in Monolinguals and Bilinguals"
Thursday, April 29, 2016:Dr. Susan Ellis Weismer, University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Investigating the Interplay Between Cognitive Mechanisms and Language Abilities in Children on the Autism Spectrum"
“Intergenerational Imaging of Reading Networks”
Thursday, October 20, 2016: Dr. Lourdes Ortega, Georgetown University
"Carving Transformative Understandings of Multilingual Success"
Thursday, November 10, 2016: Dr. Elizabeth Kay Raining Bird, Dalhousie University
"Bilingualism in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome"
Thursday, December 1, 2016: Dr. Katherine Hustad, University of Wisconsin
"Longitudinal Development of Speech and Language in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Growth Curves and Outcomes"
"A Developmental Model for the Evaluation of Communication, Language and Speech Disorders in Toddlers"
Friday, April 25, 2015: Dr. Steven F. Warren, University of Kansas
“Sensors, Apps, and The Cloud: The Promise and Peril of Automatic Language Measurement and Analysis Technologies.”
Wednesday, March 25, 2015: Dr. Julius Fredriksson, University of South Carolina Speech Entrainment in Aphasia
Thursday, February 19, 2015: Dr. Stephanie Al Otaiba, Southern Methodist University
"RTI: A Decade After IDEA Recognition"
Thursday, January 15, 2015: Dr. Chris Schatschneider, Florida State University
"The Role of Methodologists in Education Science"
"The Literate Brain: Insights from Neuroimaging"
Thursday, October 9, 2014: Dr. Nancy Brady,University of Kansas
"New Developments in Assessing and Treating Severe Communication Disorders"
Thursday, November 6, 2014: Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Yale Child Health Research Center
"Genetic Screening for Reading and Language: In the Loop with READ1"
Thursday, December 11, 2014: Dr. Susan Murphy, University of Michigan
"Micro-Randomized Trials of Developing Just-In-Time Adaptive Interventions In Health"
"Teaching Vocabulary in Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms: Iterative Development and Evaluation of a Tier 2 Curriculum"
Monday, March 10, 2014: Dr. Laurie Cutting, Vanderbilt University
"Cognitive and Neurobiological Correlates of Reading Comprehension: A Not So Simple Story"
Friday, February 28, 2014: Dr. Leslie Gonzolaz Rothi, University of Florida
"The New Optimism of Neurorehabilitation Applied to Aphasia"
"Becoming Symbol Minded"
Monday, November 11, 2013: Dr. Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
"Language or Literacy: Preparing Children for Third Grade Reading"
Thursday, October 10, 2013: Dr. Barbara Foorman, Florida State University
"The Structure of Oral Language and Its Relation to Reading at Various Levels
of Comprehension in Kindergarten Through Grade 2"
Thursday, September 26, 2013: Dr. Marc Fey, The University of Kansas Medical Center
"Grammatical Input as the Source of Grammatical Error in Specific Language Impairment"
"Cross-Linguistic Resource Sharing in Biliteracy Development"
Friday, April 5, 2013: Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
"Gesture's Role in Creating and Learning Language"
Tuesday, February 12, 2013: Dr. Kenn Apel, University of South Carolina
"Initial Acquisition of Mental Graphemic Representations"
"Evidence-based Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: What are the Active Ingredients?"
Wednesday, November 14, 2012: Dr. Hugh Catts, University of Kansas
"Early Identification of Reading Disabilities"
Wednesday, October 17, 2012: Dr. Jon F. Miller, University of Wisconsin - Waisman Center
"Advances in Language Sample Analysis Using SALT Software"
Thursday, September 27, 2012: Dr. Leonard Abbeduto, University of California - Davis School of Medicine
"Languge Development in Fragile X Syndrome: Phenotype, Variation, Mechanisms and Treatment
Tuesday, August 30, 2012: Dr. Connie Kasari, University of California, Los Angeles
"Engaging Autism: Development Implications for Interventions"
"The Parenting Model of Development; The Role of Parents in Early Intervention"
Friday, March 30, 2012: Dr. Brian MacWhinney, Carnegie Mellon University
"Neurolinguistic Models and Language Disorders"
Language & Literacy Day, West Exhibit Area, 2nd Floor UL, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, February 22, 2012: Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University
"Exploring Predictors of Spoken Language Development in Children with Autisim Spectrum Disorder"
Thursday, January 26, 2012: Dr. Janna Oetting, Louisiana State University
"Child Language Impairment in the Context of English Dialect Diversity"
“The Pleasure of Stories”
Thursday, November 3, 2011: Dr. Bruce Crosson, University of Florida
“The Right Frontal Lobe in Language: Aging and Aphasia”
Thursday, October 27, 2011: Dr. Elizabeth Peña, University of Texas at Austin
“Profiles of Language Impairment in Bilingual Children”
Thursday, September 29, 2011: Dr. Steve Graham, Vanderbilt University
“Skills, Will, Strategies, and Knowledge: Catalysts for Writing Development”
"Can Errors in Language Production be Traced to Weakness in Languge?"
March 22, 2011: Dr. Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota
"Alphabetic Literacy Affects Oral Second-Language Processing."
February 25, 2011: Dr. Jason Anthony, University of Texas
"Development of Language and Early Literacy Skills in at Risk Populations."
January 25, 2011: Dr. Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University
"Parent-Implemented Early Communication Interventions: Methods, Outcomes and Challenges."
"Help the Teacher, Help the Child: Supporting Young Children's Language and Early Literacy Development in High-Need Communities"
November 9, 2010: Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Tufts University
“Implications of the Evolving Reading Brain for Education and Intervention”
October 14, 2010: Dr. Patricia Greenfield, University of California, Los Angeles
“A Cross-Species Comparative Approach to the Development of Language and Representation”
September 16, 2010: Dr. Charles Perfetti, University of Pittsburgh
“Words in Comprehension, Comprehension in Words: Using and Building Lexical Knowledge in Reading”
"African American Language Research in the 21st Century"
March 4, 2010: Dr. Frances Conners, University of Alabama
"What We Know and Don't Know About Reading and Intellectual Disability"
February 11, 2010: Dr. Dennis Molfese, University of Louisville
"The use of ERPs to Track and Predict Intervention Success in SLI Children"
January 21, 2010: Dr. David Uttal, Northwestern University
"Rethinking the Concrete-Abstract Distinction: Implications for Symbolic Development"
"Input Matters: Evidence from Studies of Early Monolingual and Bilingual Development"
November 17, 2009: Dr. Mabel Rice, University of Kansas
"Identifying Shared Genetics of Disorders of Language, Speech, and Reading: Multiple Gene Effects and Methodological Challenges"
October 22, 2009: Dr. Margaret Harris, Oxford-Brookes University
"The Development of Literacy Skills in Children Who are Deaf"
Lectures are free and open to the public.