Maura Sabatos-DeVito, PhD, Duke Center for Autism & Brain Development

March 28: Measuring Language of Preschoolers with ASD

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Wednesday March 28 4:00 - 5:00PM

CCN Conference Room B240

About This Event:

Social-communication and language impairments are a central component of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Identifying measures of social-communication and language that are objective and quantitative is needed for evaluating the effectiveness of treatments. Dr. Sabatos-DeVito will present on language data of young children with ASD collected in the home through the Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system. She will explore the characteristics of child and adult contributions to the home language environment as measured through LENA, and discuss associations of these automated language measures with standard clinical and lab-based measures of language and social-communication typically used in treatment studies.

This seminar is part of the new DIBS Research Group, Cognitive, Auditory, and Neural Bases of Language and Speech, or CANBLS. Everybody is welcome! Please email Greg Cogan ( ) if you are planning to attend so that we have an idea of numbers (there will be refreshments!). Those interested in joining the mailing list to get notice of future meetings, please email Greg.

Please click here for more information on the CANBLS Research Group.



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