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Title: Language Deprivation Syndrome

By Sanjay Gulati, M.D., Harvard Medical School
When: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Friedman Auditorium, Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101
Brown University, 190-194 Thayer Street, Providence, RI 02906
Hosted by the American Sign Language Studies program at the Center for Language Studies and the Program for Liberal Medical Education.
The single greatest risk faced by Deaf people is inadequate exposure to a usable first language. Dr. Gulati will review recent research which validates the anatomical basis and time course of the critical period for first language acquisition, and which shows the risks to the development of empathic abilities among children who are language-deprived.
About the Lecturer:
Sanjay Gulati, M.D. is a Deaf child and adolescent psychiatrist who works at the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Service at Cambridge Hospital and the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He consults to a variety of Deaf-related programs. His primary area of research interest is the effects of language deprivation. He is co-editor of “Mental Health Care for Deaf People” (Erlbaum, 2003) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
The lecture will be ASL interpreted and CART services will be provided. Friedman Auditorium is ADA accessible.
Contact: For more information, contact ASL@brown.edu

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