Past Distinguished Lectures

Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, Thursday, September 1, 2016
University of California – San Francisco
“Intergenerational Imaging of Reading Networks”



Dr. Lourdes Ortega, Thursday, October 20, 2016
Georgetown University
“Carving Transformative Understandings of Multilingual Success”



Dr. Elizabeth Kay Raining Bird, Thursday, November 10, 2016
Dalhousie University
“Bilingualism in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome”



Dr. Katherine Hustad, Thursday, December 1, 2016
University of Wisconsin
“Longitudinal Development of Speech and Language in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Growth Curves and Outcomes”



Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Dr. Erik Willcutt, Thursday, January 21, 2016
University of Colorado
“Etiology and Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Understanding the ‘Whirling Ball of Comorbidity”



Dr. Krista Wilkinson, Thursday, February 11, 2016
Pennsylvania State University
“Improving the Design of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions”



Dr. R. Malatesha Joshi, Thursday, March 24, 2016
Texas A&M University
“The Role of Orthography in Literacy Acquisition in Monolinguals and Bilinguals”



Dr. Susan Ellis Weismer, Thursday, April 29, 2016
University of Wisconsin – Madison
“Investigating the Interplay Between Cognitive Mechanisms and Language Abilities in Children on the Autism Spectrum”



Tuesday, May 5, 2015: Dr. Esther Dromi, Tel Aviv University
"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"

Thursday, September 11, 2014: Dr. Ken Pugh, Haskins Laboratories
"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"

Friday, April 18, 2014: Dr. Howard Goldstein, University of South Florida
"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"

Wednesday, December 11, 2013: Dr. Judy DeLoache, University of Virginia
"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"

Thursday, April 25, 2013: Dr. Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University
"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"

Monday, December 3, 2012: Dr. Amy Wetherby, Florida State University
"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"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012: Dr. Jerry Mahoney, Case Western Reserve University
"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"

Thursday, November 10, 2011: Dr. Paul Bloom, Yale University
“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”

April 15, 2011: Dr. Laurence Leonard, Purdue University
"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."

December 9, 2010: Dr. Rebecca Marcon, University of North Florida
"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”

April 20, 2010: Dr. Sonja Lanehart, University of Texas at San Antonio
"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"

December 10, 2009: Dr. Erika Hoff, Florida Atlantic University
"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.