SPCH80700 - Seminar in Speech and Language: Cognitive Sciences and Child Language Disorders
80700 - Seminar in Speech and Language: Cognitive Sciences and Child Language Disorders - 3 Credits
COURSE OFFERING: Fall 2013
Wed 4:15 - 6:15pm
Instructor: Richard G. Schwartz (email@example.com)
This seminar will focus on memory (working memory, and long-term procedural and declarative memory), attention, and executive functions (including attentional control) as they relate to the language deficits in various groups of children with language impairments. We will focus on theories of these cognitive processes, research methods (various tasks, behavioral approaches, imaging, fMRI, eye tracking), empirical evidence of deficits in clinical groups of children with language impairments (e.g., SLI, autism, dyslexia), and the relations among these deficits and specific language deficits. Students will develop reading lists for the seminar on a topic, will give a presentation, and will lead discussions. A research proposal incuding a literature review, a proposed method and proposed data reduction is required.