Members from the lab are set to attend and present at the conference this year!
Conference: SSSR (2019) in Toronto
Symposium Title: The interaction of domain-general mechanisms and reading development: from word to text
Chair: Katherine Aboud
Authors: Sayako Earle, Tin Nguyen, Tehil Nugiel, and Katherine Aboud
Discussant: Laurie Cutting
Abstract: Recent evidence increasingly points to domain-general processes, such as executive functions and memory, as critical to reading development. This symposium will present diverse evidence for the flexible, multi-dimensional nature of domain-general contributions to developmental reading skill, from single word reading to full texts. Specifically, the authors will discuss (1.) the dependence of reading acquisition on procedural/declarative memory, (2.) the predictive relationship of executive functions on reading fluency in complex texts, (3.) the recruitment of domain-general areas during sentence comprehension as a key predictor of intervention gains in struggling readers, and (4.) the recruitment of distinct domain-general brain networks for different text types. Each talk will speak to how non-language processes help scaffold reading ability, and will provide evidence that the presence/absence of this domain-general scaffolding is a key factor in reading outcomes across different reading processes.
Find out more about the conference here: https://www.triplesr.org/important-dates-twenty-fifth-annual-meeting