Second Workshop on Early Language
in NEUROdevelopmental Disorders


Lisbon, August 29, 2022



August 29


Amphitheater II, Main building





9:15-10:30  Chair: Marina Vigário (University of Lisbon)
Keynote speaker: Dean D'Souza (University of London)
Neurocognitive constraints on early language development [Abstract]  [video]


Coffee break

11:00-12:20 Oral session 1
Marisa Filipe (University of Lisbon)

11:00-11:20 Pauline Maes, Marielle Weyland & Mikhail Kissine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Describing (pre)linguistic oral productions in young autistic children: a cluster analysis [Abstract]

11:20-11:40 Marielle Weyland, Pauline Maes & Mikhail Kissine (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Qualitative and Quantitative analyses of early vocal productions of 6 and 18-months old infants with likelihood of ASD [Abstract]


Hana D’Souza1,2,Lauryna Filatovaite3, Foteini Petratou4, Dan Brady5, Annette Karmiloff-Smith6, Mark H. Johnson6, Michael S. C. Thomas6, Elian Fink7 & LonDownS Consortium (1University of Cambridge, 2Cardiff University, 3Utrecht University, 4University of Surrey, 5University of Reading, 6Birkbeck, University of London, 7University of Sussex)

Face looking in young children with Down syndrome in the context of parent-child interaction and its association with language abilities [Abstract]


Caterina Verganti 1, Chiara Suttora1, Mariagrazia Zuccarini2, Arianna Aceti3,4, Luigi Corvaglia3,4, Arianna Bello5, Maria Cristina Caselli6, Annalisa Guarini1 & Alessandra Sansavini1 (1Department of Psychology “Renzo Canestrari”, University of Bologna; 2Department of Education Studies “Giovanni Maria Bertin”, University of Bologna; 3Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, IRCCS Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Bologna; 4Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna; 5Department of Education, Roma Tre University, Italy; 6Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Rome, Italy)

Lexical comprehension and production and cognitive skills in low-risk preterm and full-term late talkers [Abstract]

12:20-12:30 General discussion

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:20 Special session on Predictors of Language Outcomes (PLOs Project)
Dr. Pedro Caldeira da Silva (Hospital Dona Estefânia)


Sónia Frota, Jovana Pejovic, Cátia Severino, Ricardo Sousa, Marisa Cruz, Nuno Paulino & Marina Vigário (University of Lisbon)

Predictors of Language Outcomes: a preliminary prospective longitudinal study in infants with low-risk and high-risk of developing language impairments [Abstract]


Ricardo Sousa1, Susana Silva2 & Sónia Frota1 (1University of Lisbon, 2University of Porto)

Early Predictors of Language Outcomes: Prosody and Gestures [Abstract]


Sónia Frota, Jovana Pejovic, Marisa Cruz, Cátia Severino & Marina Vigário (University of Lisbon)

COVID-19 related effects on early language development [Abstract]


Jovana Pejovic, Cátia Severino, Marina Vigário & Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)

Predictive role of early word learning ability for lexical development in typically developing toddlers and toddlers at risk for language impairment [Abstract]

15:20-15:30 General discussion


Poster session + Coffee break

1. Jovana Pejovic, Marisa Cruz, Marina Vigário & Sónia Frota

Meet a new project: Does the face help to say what the ear listens? [Abstract]

2. Marisa G. Filipe1, Sara Cruz2, Andreia S. Veloso3 & Sónia Frota1 (1University of Lisbon, 2Lusófona University, 3University of Porto)

Early predictors of language in Down Syndrome: A systematic review [Abstract]

3. Andrea Helo1,2,3, Ernesto Guerra3,4, Carmen Julia Coloma1,3,4, María Antonia Reyes1 & Pia Rämä5 (1Departamento de Fonoaudiología, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; 2Departamento de Neurociencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; 3Centro de Investigación Avanzada em Educación—CIAE, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; 4Instituto de Educación—IE, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile; 5Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center (UMR8002), CNRS, Université de Paris, Paris, France)

Visual shape activation during spoken word recognition in children with typical and atypical language development [Abstract]

4. Charlotte Dumont, Arnaud Destrebecqz & Mikhaïl Kissine (ACTE and Neuroscience Institute at ULB, Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Assessing Statistical Learning in three-to five-year-olds : A Challenge [Abstract]

5. Marina Vigário1, David Casimiro Andrade2, Marisa Filipe1, Sónia Frota1 & the P2LINK team (1University of Lisbon, 2University of Porto)

The P2LINK project – The Perception-Production Link in Early Infancy: A language acquisition oral-motor intervention study [Abstract]


Chair: Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
Keynote speaker: Laura Bosch (Universitat de Barcelona)
Perspectives on word learning skills: precursors, assessment and variability [Abstract]

17:45-18:00 Closing

19:00 Dinner







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