Speaker on communication challenges in children and adults

Come hear the latest at the Language & Literacy reception lunch. Undergraduate and Graduate students will have the opportunity to present their research and discuss their findings with one another.

“We investigate literacy and communication challenges in children as well as adults,” said Keneé Stephens, the Project Coordinator at the Language & Literacy Initiative.

Some of the problems that the Language & Literacy Initiative works with are learning disorders, developmental delays, hearing impairments, brain injuries and stroke. Among these challenges, this year’s lecture will focus on deaf children, gesture and sign language.

“It’s important for us to research this area because communication is such a large part of out development and culture,” Stephens said. “Understanding how we learn to speak, read, write – communicate in general – and what challenges children and adults may face will assist us in teaching language and literacy skills and improve the quality of our interventions.”

A lunch and lecture by Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow of the University of Chicago will be in Room 201 of the Urban Life Building from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Friday.