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Talking to Babies: The Universal Ingredient for Language Learning - Center for Families and Children Spring Lecture Series

Center for Families and Children Spring Lecture Series

Join us for our 12th annual series of lectures on “Supporting Diverse Learners.” Talks will be held on Friday mornings, from 9:30am – 10:30am in the McDermott Library auditorium (MC 2.410) at The University of Texas at Dallas (800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson TX 75080). All lectures are free and open to the public! The series is co-sponsored by the UT Dallas Center for Teaching and Learning.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Speaker: Meghan Swanson, PhD, UT Dallas assistant professor

Title: Talking to Babies: The Universal Ingredient for Language Learning

During the first three years of life children go from babblings to saying hundreds of words. Babies complete this developmental feat with the help of their parents who provide them with their primary learning environment. Dr. Swanson will discuss the universal role that parents play in helping infants learn language. Her talk will explore the unique challenges facing children from diverse backgrounds, and how they can all be supported by responsive and developmentally appropriate caregiver speech.

Friday, April 17 at 9:30am to 10:30am

Eugene McDermott Library (MC), MC 2.410
800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080-3021

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 ADACoordinator@utdallas.edu. All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Department
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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