Location: Amphitheater III, Main building
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8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Opening

Chair: Marina Vigário (University of Lisbon)
Keynote speaker: Thierry Nazzi
Towards a lexicon: studies on early word segmentation abilities in atypical populations [abstract]

10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Oral session 1
Patrícia Lopes (Hospital Dona Estefânia)

Joan Birulés1, Ferran Pons1, Diana Polo2, Jessica Sanchez-Galán1, Mónica Rebollo2 & Laura Bosch1 (1Universitat de Barcelona, 2Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona)
Does auditory deprivation affect gaze following behavior? A comparison between deaf infants and their controls at the age of 10 months [abstract]


Janine Mathée1, Caroline Larson1, Courtney Venker2, Ron Pomper1, Jan Edwards3, Jenny Saffran1 & Susan Ellis Weismer1
(1University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2Michigan State University, 3University of Maryland)
Mutual Exclusivity in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder [abstract], [pdf]


Emily Marcinowski1, Lin-Ya Hsu2, Stacey Dusing3, Jim Bovaird4, Regina Harbourne5, Michele Lobo6, Sarah McCoy2, Natalie Koziol4 & Start-Play Consortium3
(1Louisiana State University, 2University of Washington, 3Virginia Commonwealth University, 4University of Nebraska, Lincoln,5Duquesne University, 6University of Delaware)
Sit long, talk much. The relation between language and independent sitting ability for infants with motor delays [abstract], [pdf]


Lunch break

Oral session 2: Special session on Down Syndrome
Chair: Miguel Palha (Centro de Desenvolvimento Infantil Diferenças)


Marina Vigário, Nuno Paulino, Cátia Severino & Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Early language development in European Portuguese-learning infants and toddlers with Down Syndrome measured with the CDI [abstract]


Sónia Frota, Cátia Severino, Jovana Pejovic, Joseph Butler & Marina Vigario (University of Lisbon)
Looking for the edge: Emerging segmentation abilities in Down Syndrome [abstract]


Jovana Pejovic, Marisa Cruz, Cátia Severino & Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Selective attention to audiovisual communicative cues in infants with Down syndrome. An eye-tracking study [abstract]

15:30-16:30 Poster session + Coffee break
1. Sakina M Butt, Lacy Chavis & Jane Shannon (Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital)
Language Development in Young Children At-Risk for Delay using the Bayley Scales for Infant Development [abstract], [pdf]
2. Pauline Maes & Mikhail Kissine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Categorical perception of speech in neurotypical children and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder [abstract], [pdf]
3. Sónia Frota1, Marina Vigário1, Kai Alter2, Marisa Cruz1, Cátia Severino1 & PLOs Research Team (1University of Lisbon, 2Newcastle University)
The PLOs project: Predictors of Language Outcomes in infants and toddlers at risk for language impairment [abstract], [pdf]

Chair: Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Keynote speaker: Vesna Stojanovik
Early language development and intervention for infants with Down syndrome [abstract]

17:45-18:00 Closing
19:00 Dinner