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Institute 3 (ticket)
Language and Associated Learning Disorders

Language and learning disorders are highly prevalent and often comorbid with other Axis I psychiatric disorders. Recent developments in our understanding of these disorders and pending changes in the Diagnostic Classification system have important implications for our approach to diagnosis and treatment. Familiarity with the characteristics, comorbidities, diagnostic criteria, and assessment and intervention methods used to address these disorders enhance the child and adolescent psychiatristís ability to collaborate with professionals who treat communication and learning problems in children; and to contribute to accurate diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. An introductory talk on the importance of language and literacy development lays the groundwork for a comprehensive overview of the neurobiological underpinnings involved in reading acquisition; followed by case vignettes illustrating clinical assessment of language and learning disorders and emphasizing a clinical approach to identification and treatment. At the end of this Institute, participants have up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of language and learning disorders, including the neurobiological basis, comorbidities, and long-term outcomes.
Thursday, October 20, 2011: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
8:00 AM  
Opening Remarks
8:15 AM  
Language and Associated Learning Disorders: Conceptual Overview and Definitions
Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
9:15 AM  
Neuroimaging Studies of Reading and Language Development: An Update on Recent Findings
Kenneth R. Pugh, Ph.D. Haskins Laboratories; Yale University, New Haven, CT
10:15 AM  
10:30 AM  
Long Term Outcome of Language and Learning Disorders
Joseph H. Beitchman, M.D. Centre of Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Elizabeth Brownlie, Ph.D. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON
11:30 AM  
Psychotherapy for Children with Language and Learning Disorders
Theodore Shapiro, M.D. Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
12:30 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
1:30 PM  
Clinical Presentation and Diagnostic Challenges of Language Disorders
Richard E. Mattison, M.D. Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
2:30 PM  
Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Speech and Language Disorders
Rhea Paul, Ph.D. Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT
3:30 PM  
3:45 PM  
Effective Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Reading Disabilities
Maureen W. Lovett, Ph.D. The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
4:45 PM  
Closing Remarks and Final Questions

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