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Prosem Lecture: Words Are Fundamental: How Studies of Word Knowledge Inform the Understanding of Reading and Language Disorders
February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presenter: Suzanne Adlof, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Carolina
Topic: Words Are Fundamental: How Studies of Word Knowledge Inform the Understanding of Reading and Language Disorders
Word knowledge is foundational to oral and written language development because words comprise the basic unit for the exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, many children with reading and language impairment display word-learning difficulties, which in turn may impact vocabulary growth and broader academic outcomes. This presentation will discuss studies of word learning and lexical processing in children with developmental language disorder (DLD), dyslexia, or typical development. These studies will be framed within a broader research program focused on the characterization, identification, and treatment of language-based learning disabilities.
Disclosure: The research discussed in this presentation has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Institute for Education Science, and the American Speech-Language Hearing Foundation. The views expressed are the author’s and do not represent those of the funding agencies.
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