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Vocabulary Learning in Typical and Late Talkers
Friday, January 13, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST
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Women and Child at TableVocabulary Learning in Typical and Late Talkers

with Lynn K. Perry, PhD, and Katrina Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Friday, January 13, 2023 | 12:00pm-1:30pm (PT) | Virtual Event

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Variability is important for learning new skills, and especially important for vocabulary learning by young children. Drs. Perry and Nicholas will give an overview of input variability, delving into different models for how children learn new vocabulary and how they generalize that knowledge. They will review research on input variability's importance for word learning by toddlers with typical and delayed language development. Suggested strategies for how to use input variability will be provided for teachers, therapists, and parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define input variability within the context of statistical learning, that is learning that happens when children are not explicitly trying to learn but are able to recognize patterns in how we present vocabulary models
  • Describe how input variability enhances word learning in typically developing children
  • Describe how input variability enhances word learning in children with language delay
  • Apply input variability in teaching vocabulary to toddlers

Lynn PerryLynn K. Perry, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on real-time and developmental interactions between language and cognition in typically developing children and adults and children with communication disorders including hearing loss and autism spectrum disorder.



Katrina NicholasKatrina Nicholas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a licensed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and an Assistant Professor in the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Department at California State University, East Bay. Her research focuses on applying principles of learning and memory to improve treatment techniques for children with late language emergence and developmental language disorders.




Nonmember: $55
Agency/Individual Member: $40
Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language* $15 (1.5 hour)
(you will be invoiced and only if attending live)

*CEUs for SLPs can be used to fulfill California’s licensing board. They are not sent to the ASHA registry. Participants should retain their IDA certificates and submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form with ASHA.

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