CLS Speaker Series - Holly Koegler (Penn State University) Mystery Action: What motor control can tell us about language and language disorders
Feb 26, 2016
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
|Where||127 Moore Building|
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Language and action are related across the lifespan. Much of the work investigating this relationship has focused on adults and typically developing children, and suggests that there are shared processes interacting and supporting development and performance in both domains.
In many language disorders, there is evidence that action is affected in some way as well. Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is one such disorder, where significant language difficulties co-occur with poor motor performance. However, the literature on SLI is only beginning to look beyond linguistic-based accounts to explore the nature of these motor impairments and the processes supporting both language and action. In this talk, I will discuss ways of studying these types of language impairments, the relationships between action and language in atypical populations, and how studying these processes together may help us better understand the nature of both language development and language disorders.