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The 12th conference on Communication Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations

01/18-19/2022 , 18:25 - 13:00 | Online Conference | Communication Disorders, (B.A.) , Communication Disorders, M.A.

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Hadassah Academic College - Department of Communication Disorders will hold the 12th conference on Communication Disorders in Multilingual and Multicultural Populations.

The conference will be held on two consecutive days via zoom-
Tuesday, 18th of January 2022 – child language day
Wednesday, 19th of January 2022 – adult language day

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Conference Program

Tuesday, 18th of January 2022 
Child language day


Welcome and greetings
Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of Hadassah Academic College
Dr. Judy Kupersmitt, Lecturer at the MA program and Head of the Organizing Committee of the Conference
Dr. Atalia Hai-Weiss, Head of the MA program


“Assessment of language skills in multilingual and multicultural settings”
Prof. Julie Dockrell
Department of Psychology and Human Development, University College London


“Profiling bilingual children: using monolingual assessment to inform diagnosis”
Karen Rose1, Prof. Sharon Armon-Lotem2, Dr. Carmit Altman3
1,2 Department of English Linguistics, Bar ilan University, 3 School of Education, Bar Ilan University
2,3 Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Center, Bar Ilan University


Mingling and poster session


“Developmental Trajectories in Clause Combining Complex Syntax”
Dr. Lyle Lustigman1, Prof. Ruth A. Berman2
1Department of Communication Disorders, San Jose State University, 2Department of Linguistics, Tel-Aviv University


“Discussion: Developing grammatical complexity and complex syntax in Arabic child language”
Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad
Department of English Linguistics, Bar Ilan University


Coffee break and poster session


“Early predictors of literacy and lexicon development in bilingual children in primary school: Evidence from the longitudinal BIVEM study”
Dr. Natalie Topaj
Leibniz Center for General Linguistics (ZAS)


“Bilingual children who stutter: a cross-linguistic perspective”
Prof. Cahtia Adelman1, Dr. Sveta Fichman2
1,2Department of Communication Disorders, Hadassah Academic College, 2Department of English Linguistics, Bar Ilan University



Wednesday, 19th of January 2022
Adult language day


Welcome and greetings
Prof. Loraine Obler, CUNY Graduate Center & Hadassah Academic College
Prof. Bertold Fridlender, President of Hadassah Academic College


“Supporting everyday multilingual care – focus on dementia”
Dr. Katrin Bente Karl
Ruhr-Universität Bochum


“Quantitative and qualitative differences in language mixing across the two languages of bilingual Russian-Hebrew-speaking patients with aphasia”
Alina Bihovski2,3, Dr. Michal Ben-Shachar1,2, Dr. Natalia Meir1,2
1Department of English Literature and Linguistics, Bar Ilan University, 2The Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, 3The Sheba Rehabilitation Hospital


Mingling and poster session 


“Implications of Growing Multiethnic-Multilingual Aging Populations in Speech-Language Pathology Training and Practice”
Prof. Jose Centeno
School of Health Sciences, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Rutgers University


“Interviews about identity and multi-culturalism of people with aphasia – personal perspectives”
Elchanan Lerner, Dubi Rozen, Dafna Olenik, Orly Shay Keslassy
Adler Center of Aphasia, Hadassah Academic College


Mingling and poster session 


“Rebuilding identity: A critical process for people with aphasia”
Prof. Debra Meyerson1,2, Steve Zuckerman2
1Stanford University, 2Stroke Onward





*All the talks will be translated to Chinese by students in the MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Program, and the MA Advanced Interpreting with Specialised Translation, at the University of Essex, UK.

Keynote speakers at the 12th Hadassah Conference

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