Fall Conference 2014: Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan

  • 05 Nov 2014
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Robert Morris University Sewell Center 6001 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA 15108
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Language Development in Autism Spectrum Disorders Across the Lifespan

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Robert Morris University
Sewell Center
6001 University Blvd.
Moon Township, PA 15108


 Presenter:  Diane L. Williams, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

 Associate Professor, Anna Rangos Rizakus Chair for Health Sciences & Ethics,Department of Speech-Language Pathology,  Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA    

Course Description:  Research is leading to new understanding of the way individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn and process language.  These findings can inform the design of interventions that accommodate the way the brains of individuals with ASD function. This conference will review this research and a neurofunctional model of autism to the development of language from infancy through adulthood. Strategies will be given for language acquisition and for individuals who are verbal but have difficulty with the comprehension and use of some language forms.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants will be able to:

 1.  Discuss recent findings from behavioral and neuroimaging research on cognitive and linguistic processing in children and adults with autism spectrum disorders.

2.  Describe the developmental implications of the neurofunctional differences associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on cognitive and linguistic processing.

3. Apply these research findings to the design of language intervention for children, adolescents, and adults with autism at various functioning levels. 

ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA    35 Wilson Street     Pittsburgh, PA 15223     (412) 781-4116         The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania certifies that the Advisory Board On Autism and Related Disorders is registered as a charitable organization with the Department of State's Bureau of Charitable Organizations under the Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Acts, 10 P.S. Section 161.2 et seq., and is authorized to solicit charitable contributions under the conditions and limitations set forth under the Act. The certification does not imply endorsement by the Commonwealth. 
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