The Neuro-cognition of Developmental Disorders Affecting Language (NDDAL) Workshop will take place on 9 July 2013, in Newcastle Upon Tyne. NDDAL is sponsored by the British Academy in partnership with Newcastle University. This workshop aims to bring together world-leading experts and established researchers, as well as early-career researchers, post-doctoral and postgraduate researchers, interested in various cognitive and neural aspects of developmental disorders affecting language, particularly Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Language Impairment, but also Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, and Williams Syndrome.
Keynote Speaker - Michael T. Ullman
Dr. Ullman is Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Linguistics and Psychology, at Georgetown University. He is Director of the Brain and Language Laboratory and the Georgetown EEG/ERP Lab. His research examines the brain bases of first and second language, how language and memory are affected in various disorders, and how factors such as sex, handedness, and genetic variability affect the brain bases of language and memory. He is the proponent of the Declarative/Procedural Model of language. His talk is entitled
"SLI, dyslexia, autism, and other neuro-developmental disorders: Insights from procedural and declarative memory" [Abstract]
Dr. Cristina D. Dye (Chair)
Ms. C. Jane Lutken
Ms. Patchanock Kitikanan
Please direct all enquiries to NDDAL2013@gmail.com