Fall 2012 Colloquium Schedule

The following is the colloquium schedule for Fall 2012 for the NYU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. All talks are held on Tuesdays from 2:00pm-3:30pm in the 9th floor conference room of 665 Broadway.
Sept. 19: Dr. Tara McAllister Byun, NYU, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders
Oct. 9: Dr. Athena Vouloumanos, NYU, Department of Psychology
Oct 30: Dr. Carl Coelho, University of Connecticut, Department of Communication Sciences
Nov. 13: Dr. Valerie Shafer, CUNY Grad Center, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
Nov. 27: Dr. Elaine Hitchcock, Montclair State University, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Spring 2012 Colloquium Schedule

The following is the colloquium schedule for Spring 2012 for the NYU Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders. All talks are held on Tuesdays from 1:50pm-3:20pm in the 9th floor conference room of 665 Broadway.
Feb. 7: Dr. Giulia Bencini, Hunter College, Department of Communication Disorders
Feb. 21: Dr. Johanna Rimmele, NYU, Department of Psychology
Mar. 6: Dr. Rachel Theodore, University of Connecticut, Department of Communication Disorders
Apr. 3: Dr. Elizabeth Ijalba, Queens College, Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Apr. 24: Dr. Lauren Calandruccio, Queens College, Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders

Anthony Koutsoftas colloquium on Sept. 20th

Anthony Koutsoftas from Seton Hall University is the first speaker at this semester’s Research Colloquium. His talk is titled: Exploring written language in children with and without language learning disabilities: Comparisons, relationships, and contributions. Colloquia are at 2pm in the 9th floor conference room of 665 Broadway. The abstract for the talk is below:
Abstract
Written language is a form of language that is quite difficult for children with and without language learning disabilities (LLD). Children with LLD are particularly vulnerable to written language deficits because of the nature of the disability. Research on written language output for both clinical and typical populations is emerging and the purpose of this talk is to share two different research projects stemming from the same dataset of children with and without LLD. Fifty-six children with and without LLD participated in this research by completing an oral language assessment, reading assessment, and producing two spoken and two written language samples, the latter of which is discussed in the present talk. The first study compares how children with and without LLD perform on analytic and holistic scoring measures of writing samples and further explores the relationships between types of measures. Analytic measures are commonly employed measures of language transcription whereas holistic measures are commonly used by local and state testing agencies to demonstrate adequate yearly progress. The second study evaluates the contribution of oral language and reading abilities on writing quality across two genres: narrative and expository. Oral language was measures using the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals – Fourth Edition and reading ability was represented by performance on state mandated reading assessments. Findings from both studies suggest that children with LLD fare far worse on written language tasks than their peers with typical development and that this difference is greater when scored on holistic scoring measures. Few relationships between analytic and holistic scoring systems were observed. Predictors of writing quality differed by group and by genre. Future research directions and clinical applications of findings will be discussed.

Fall 2011 CSD colloquium schedule

We have an exciting docket of presentations for our Fall 2011 Colloquium series. The talks will be on Tuesdays at 2pm in the conference room (665 Broadway, 9th floor).
9/20: Dr. Anthony Koutsoftas, Seton Hall University
10/4: Dr. Brian Gill, New York University
10/18: Dr. Georgia Malandraki, Teachers College
11/1: Dr. Tammie Spaulding, University of Connecticut
11/15: Dr. Karen Adolph, New York University, Department of Psychology

Reminder: Lorena Llosa colloquium this week

2/8: Dr. Lorena Llosa, NYU Steinhardt Dept of Teaching & Learning
Can we trust teacher judgments? Validating a standards-based classroom assessment of English proficiency
Location: 665 Broadway, 9th floor, conference room
Tuesday, 3:00 pm

Spring 2011 Colloquium Schedule

Upcoming talks for Spring 2011
We have an exciting docket of presentations for our Spring 2011 Colloquium series. The talks will be on Tuesdays at 3pm in the conference room (665 Broadway, 9th floor).
2/8: Dr. Lorena Llosa, NYU Steinhardt Dept of Teaching & Learning
Can we trust teacher judgments? Validating a standards-based classroom assessment of English proficiency
3/1: Dr. Yael Goverover, NYU Steinhardt Dept of Occupational Therapy
Advancing Functional Assessments for Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis
3/29: Dr. Emily Myers, University of Connecticut
Finding the forest in the trees: How the brain processes acoustic variability to map to meaning
4/12: Dr. Ryan Branski, NYU SOM Dept of Otolaryngology
The Biology of Voice Disorders and Rehabilitation
4/26: Dr. Jonathan Peelle, University of Pennsylvania
A resource allocation framework for speech comprehension: Healthy aging, individual differences, and task demands

Upcoming talks for Spring 2011

We have an exciting docket of presentations for our Spring 2011 Colloquium series. The talks will be on Tuesdays at 3pm in the conference room (665 Broadway, 9th floor).
2/8: Dr. Lorena Llosa, NYU Steinhardt Dept of Teaching & Learning
3/1: Dr. Yael Goverover, NYU Steinhardt Dept of Occupational Therapy
3/29: Dr. Emily Myers, University of Connecticut
4/12: Dr. Ryan Branski, NYU SOM Dept of Otolaryngology
4/26: Dr. Jonathan Peelle, MRC

Upcoming talk: Erika Levy (12/1 at 3pm)

Our final department colloquium of the year will be on Wednesday, 12/1 at 3pm. Erika Levy of Teachers College will give a talk titled The effects of speech style changes on intelligibility. Please join us in the conference room for the presentation and snacks.