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Monday, May 23, 2022 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM EDT
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Language Deprivation: Old Concept, New Word

This webinar will cover a general description of language deprivation.  This will include a discussion of brain development and the "critical period of language acquisition."  Dr. Hall will describe the current context of deaf children in terms of several different aspects of their development.  Historical context will also be provided in terms of the "controversy" around using sign language with deaf children.  He will also discuss current sign language research both with and without cochlear implants.

Day: Monday, May 23, 2022
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Dr. Wyatte Hall
Platform: Zoom (See sidebar)
Cost: $25

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Dr. Wyatte Hall is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is a proud alumni of Rochester Institute of Technology (B.S. ’08) and Gallaudet University (M.A. ’11 and Ph.D. ’14). His clinical psychology training included the Gallaudet University Mental Health Center, the URMC Deaf Wellness Center, and a clinical fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. After seeing the strong impact of early childhood language experiences on deaf mental health in his clinical work, Dr. Hall did a three-year research fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He currently explores the impact of early childhood language experiences on health and life outcomes across the lifespan in the deaf population with a particular focus on the phenomenon of language deprivation. He also is a faculty fellow in the Institutional Office of Equity and Inclusion.