*CDL Seminars HT 2023* My travels with Robinson Crusoe: Language disorders - from genetics to interventions and beyond
Language development is influenced by a range of genetic and environmental factors which combine in a complex manner. To date, a few genetic variants have been identified. Some directly cause syndromes in which speech and language development are disrupted but most are thought to act as risk factors rather than causal agents. In this talk, I will provide an overview of our current understanding of genetic contributions to language disorders. Using our work with the Robinson Crusoe population as an example, I will show how we can identify contributory genetic variants and how evidence-based interventions can support children affected by these disorders.
Date: 7 March 2023, 17:00 (Tuesday, 8th week, Hilary 2023)
Venue: 28/30 Norham Gardens, 28/30 Norham Gardens OX2 6PY
Venue Details: Department of Education, in person, seminar room KL Bruner Building
Speaker: Dr Dianne Newbury
Organising department: Department of Education
Organiser: Dr Sonali Nag (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: communications@education.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dr Sonali Nag (University of Oxford)
Part of: CDL Research Group Seminars HT 2023
Booking required?: Not required
Booking email: communications@education.ox.ac.uk
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Hannah Freeman, Heather Sherkunov