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More Than Just Words: The Impact of Environment on Children’s Language Growth - Center for Children and Families Spring Lecture Series

Friday, March 25, 2022 at 9:30am to 10:30am

CRA 12.110

Center for Children and Families 14th Annual Spring Lecture Series: Fostering Resilience in the Face of Adversity

Join us to hear speakers talk about their research. This lecture will be held from 9:30am - 10:30am in-person and virtually. All lectures are free and open to the public! 

The speakers for this talk will be:

Mandy Maguire, PhD
UT Dallas

Carlos Benítez Barrera, PhD
UT Dallas

Friday, March 25, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am

Title: More Than Just Words: The Impact of Environment on Children’s Language Growth

Children from lower SES homes exhibit lower language skills than their peers from higher SES homes. There are many reasons for this, beyond the number of words a child hears. This talk will explore the impact of noise and other environmental factors on Spanish-speaking children’s neural language processing and behavioral outcomes.

This talk will be held in person at UT Dallas in room CRA 12.110 and also online.

Please register for the March 25 talk.


Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 10 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students


language, brain development

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Contact Information
Rachel Berglund
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