April 11, 2007

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of  Hearing is hosting the Talk for a Lifetime Summer Conference: Neurodevelopmental Research & Application in Arlington, Va., July 27-28.

The conference will explore how neurodevelopmental research relates to spoken language, auditory brain development and readiness to learn in infants as well as older children. The Talk for a Lifetime Summer Conference will present opportunities to understand how to apply the latest research to enhance a practice.

Event speakers will include Dr. Janet  Werker, a world leader in developmental, cross-language and speech; Dr. Anu Sharma, a professor at the University of  Colorado at Boulder, who is researching cortical re-organization and  development in children who are deaf and hard of hearing; and Dr. Maria Mody, a  specialist in cognitive neuroimaging of reading and  language.

Conference attendees can participate in learning  labs designed to foster discussion and enhance best  practices in listening and  spoken language development. There will also be opportunities to earn American  Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Auditory-Verbal CEUs.

Registration is now open. For more information, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Web site at www.agbell.org http://www.agbell.org or contact Alicia Dimaio at [email protected] mailto:[email protected].