What Basic Research on Brain and Behavior Can Tell Us About Young Children with Learning Challenges
Presented by: Dr. Richard Aslin, Distinguished Research Scientist at Haskins Laboratories and preeminent scholar in infant language research
Children grow and develop rapidly, showing remarkable changes in basic skills such as language during their first years of life. Many children with delays or deficits can be identified rather easily, but the vast majority of children who will eventually show differences are difficult to diagnose early in life. Why? In this talk, Dr. Aslin will describe the basic techniques that have been developed over the past 50 years to assess the cognitive, social, and language development of young children, especially at ages when they do not yet have the ability to speak using sophisticated language. Exploring the limitations of these techniques, as well as some solutions, he will present findings on the use of brain imaging to detect problems before they manifest themselves in behavior, thereby allowing for even earlier interventions. Armed with new assessment methods, as well as sophisticated data-analysis techniques, there are exciting new prospects for altering the trajectory of development to enable children to achieve their full potential.
Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm*
Location: The Windward School's Manhattan Campus
212 East 93rd Street (b/w 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10128
There is no fee to attend this lecture. R.S.V.P. required below.
*Please note that this event will be filmed and recorded.