Friday, May 5 at 10:00am to 11:00am
Callier Center Richardson Addition (CRA), CRA 12.110
2895 Facilities Way, Richardson, TX 75080
Speaker: Lisa Goffman, PhD, Distinguished Lecturer
Title: Development of Sequential Dependencies in Typical and Atypical Language Learners
Abstract: Infants are able to learn sound patterns that obligate local sequential dependencies that are no longer readily accessible to adults (Gerken et al., 2019). However, adults can learn similar patterns that do not require attention to sequential dependencies. This surprising developmental trajectory, in which infants and young children show learning skills that adults do not, also raises intriguing questions about learning in a group of children characterized by their language difficulties—those with developmental language disorder (DLD). Children with DLD show deficits in the organization of sequential patterns in both language production and non-linguistic motor skill. Thus, DLD does not appear to be a disorder of speech, language, or motor skill, but rather an impaired ability to detect and deploy sequential dependencies over multiple domains.
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This talk will be in-person at Callier Richardson Addition at UT Dallas in CRA 12.110. The talk will also be presented virtually on Zoom.
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