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Speech Disorders Throughout the Lifespan

UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 from 13:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

Speech Disorders Throughout the Lifespan

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CDCN Autumn Workshop: Speech Disorders Throughout the Lifespan Tuesday 26 November 2013
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Autumn 2013 Workshop
UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

As space is limited for this event, please contact the organisers if for some reason you are unable to attend. This will allow others on the waiting list to be included. This Workshop is only open to UCL and other UK affiliated institutions. You must register using an official e-mail address.

The field of developmental cognitive neuroscience has undergone an unprecedented expansion and technological development in the past decade, creating new opportunities to carry out ground-breaking research on the emergence and establishment of brain-behaviour relationships in the young, with implications for infants, children and adolescents as they mature into adulthood.


The ability to articulate speech appears to be a unique feature of the human condition, yet historically research has focused on language abilities and speech perception, with a critical lack of focus on the motoric act of speech.  It is estimated that 2-10% of children have a communication disorder, with negative impact on schooling.  Speech disorders also affect people with stroke, genetic, and degenerative conditions.  Speech impairments may reduce active participation in society and then result in social isolation.  What do we know about the brain basis for the speech disorders?  What progress has been made in identifying their genetic basis?

In this workshop, leading researchers will outline some of the latest findings on the behavioural, neural and genetic causes of speech disorders throughout the lifespan.  The meeting will offer an exciting opportunity to discuss the clinical implications



Registration will begin at 12.30 pm

 Speech Disorders Throughout the Lifespan

1.00pm   Welcome by Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem   (CDCN Director)

             Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & Consultant Paediatric     Neuropsychologist

Chair:       Dr Frédérique Liégeois

                 Lecturer, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health

1.10 – 1.40pm

Dr Kate Watkins

Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

The neural correlates of a mutation in FOXP2: diffusion imaging data in the KE family


1.45 - 2.15pm

Professor Rosemary Varley

Language and Communication, UCL Psychology and Language Sciences

Theories of speech control: Implications for understanding & managing apraxia of speech”


2.20 - 2.50pm 

Dr Elina Tripoliti

Speech & Language Therapist, UCL Institute of Neurology

“Speech in degenerative diseases”



Tea/Coffee Break


Dr Daniel Lametti

Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology

3.40 - 4.10pm


Dr Pelagia Derizioti

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

Neurogenomics of speech disorders: the road ahead”




4.15 – 4.45pm

Professor Dr Martin Sommer

Clinical Neurophysiology, Georg-August-University, Germany

 “Stuttering: Neural and Genetic Bases”




4.50 – 5.00pm

Closing Remarks by Professor Peter Howell &

Chair, Q & A Session

Professor of Experimental Psychology, UCL PALS



5.00 - 5.30pm

Q & A Session


Contact us: cdcn@ucl.ac.uk

Do you have questions about Speech Disorders Throughout the Lifespan? Contact UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

When & Where

33 Queen Square Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Neurology,

WC1N 3BG London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 from 13:00 to 17:30 (GMT)

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UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

CDCN is an interdisciplinary, cross faculty and cross theme initiative that aims to promote research and training within the field of developmental cognitive neuroscience across UCL and its partner institutions.

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