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Expert on parent-delivered language interventions to give annual Goldstick Lecture

by Sharita Forrest / Oct 24, 2016

Leonard Abbeduto

Leonard Abbeduto, an expert on language development in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders, will give the annual Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 405 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana.

Abbeduto will speak on the topic “Enlisting Parents as Therapists: A Distance-Delivered, Parent-Implemented Language Intervention for Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities.”

The Goldstick Lecture series, sponsored by the Department of Special Education, is made possible by an endowment from Phillip C. and Beverly Goldstick, which funds the Goldstick Initiative for the Study of Communication Disorders. The fall lecture/seminar series enables Illinois faculty members and students to share their research and brings a prominent scholar to the University of Illinois campus every fall to speak about their work.

The endowment also supports a sustainable training and research program in communication disorders that provides fellowships to two doctoral students whose research focuses on communication disorders and delays.

A reception will follow the lecture.

Read the full article by the Illinois News Bureau.
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