Child Language Impairment Day - May 3rd

Child Language Impairment Day - May 3rd

This event is being hosted by the Clinical Therapies Department, University of Limerick in collaboration with COST Action IS1406 (Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond: a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language). The focus will be on understanding and managing childhood language difficulties. The day will be of particular interest to Speech and Language Therapists but may also be of interest to other professions involved in intervention for children with language impairment. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

The day will commence with a keynote address from Professor Ann Kaiser, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee whose research focuses on early language interventions for children with autism and other developmental disabilities and parents as partners with children in intervention. Speakers during the day are Dr. Catherine Adams, University of Manchester; Dr. Susan Ebbels Moor House School & College & University College London; Dr. Cristina McKean (University of Newcastle, UK and Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language, Melbourne) and members of COST IS1406 Working Group 1. Professor James Law (University of Newcastle, UK and Centre of Research Excellence in Child Language, Melbourne) will deliver the closing keynote. His research interests are intervention and evidence-based practice in the field of speech and language sciences, developmental trajectories and examining the long-term outcomes of children with language impairment. The day will conclude with a plenary session involving all of the speakers.

Dr. Carol-Anne Murphy

Organiser of Intervening For Better Outcomes For Children With Language Impairments

Lecturer and Researcher in Speech and Language Therapy in the Department of Clinical Therapies University of Limerick  and Vice-Chair of Working Group 1 of COST Action IS1406. Working Group One are examining the Linguistic and Psychological Underpinnings of Interventions for Language Impairment, currently undertaking a series of systematic reviews of intervention and contributing to an international survey of practice.

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