SLHS Invited Talk :“Early Motor and Communicative Development in Infants with an Older Sibling with ASD”

  • Starts: 12:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • Ends: 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Invited Talk: “Early Motor and Communicative Development in Infants with an Older Sibling with ASD” presented by Jana M. Iverson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology University of Pittsburgh. Two lines of research examining relationships between motor and communicative development will be presented. These focus on whether delays in early motor and communicative development provide indices of eventual ASD diagnosis, and whether such delays influence infants’ interactions with objects and people in ways that exert cascading effects on development. About the Speaker: Jana M. Iverson, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Linguistics, and Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research, funded by NICHD and Autism Speaks, focuses primarily on the interface between the development of early motor skills and the emergence of communication and language in typical development and in children with or at risk for developmental disorders. Dr. Iverson has published a co-edited book and more than 75 articles and book chapters. She is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Child Language, Language Learning and Development, and Infancy. Since 1991, she has served as an international investigator at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome, Italy. Dr. Iverson is a recipient of a 2007 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, which recognizes outstanding researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. She recently was awarded a 2018 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching at the university.
Location:
BU Sargent College, Room 220, 635 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts

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