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Using Electrophysiology to Understand Developmental Language Disorders

"Using Electrophysiology to Understand Developmental Language Disorders"

Abstract: This talk describes application of neurophysiological measures to the study of developmental language disorders. Neurophysiological methods provide valuable information regarding the underlying neural processes that lead up to behavior. They are particularly useful for evaluating similarities/differences in minimally verbal populations, such as infants, toddlers and children with severe language delays. Examples of study design and results from studies of infants, children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) will be presented to illustrate the utility of the method for investigating the nature of language development and developmental language disorders. Future directions for research will be discussed, particularly with regards to the value of various techniques for analyzing neurophysiological data that are currently being promoted.

Co-Sponsored by: the Linguistics Program and the Center for Language Science

Thursday, February 26, 2015
4:15 p.m., 127 Moore Building