Speakers include outstanding scholars from disparate fields who exemplify a range of approaches to investigating social communication development and disorder. Through their talks and discussion with workshop participants we aim to address the following questions:
What cognitive achievements underpin social communication development?
Do developments in dyadic social interaction reliably associate with deficits in pragmatic language?
Are symptoms of social communication disorder correlated with impairments in structural aspects of language, broader behaviour, or general cognitive ability?
What are the best methods for assessing social communication and, in particular, change over time?
Is it possible to modify social communication deficits through intervention?
What are the implications of social communication disorder on other aspects of child development and educational progress?
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13th of February
Doors open 09:00
Session 1: What is social communication disorder? Diagnosis and measurement issues