Final MC & WGs Meeting:

Location: Kraków (Poland)

Date:  27–29 May 2013

Program
1st day of Meeting: Monday, 27th, 2013

07:30

9:00-9:45

WG1

9:45-10:45

10:45-11:15

WG1

11:15-12:30

12:30-14:30

WG2

14:30-15:45

15:45-16:15

WG4

16:15-17:30

17:30-18:30

18:30-19:30

Registration

Presentation of research results: COST Action IS0804 and IBE (Educational Enthusiasts project)

WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

Welcome from local organizers  

(UJ & IBE)

Introduction: LITMUS (Language Impairment  Testing in Multilingual Setting) 

Sharon Armon-Lotem, the chair of COST  Action IS0804

Acquisition of syntax and its relation to  morphological and semantic competence

COST discussant: Johanne Paradis IBE discussant: Magdalena Smoczyńska

Developing tasks on the interface between  syntax, morphology, and semantics to assess  bilingual children with SLI Theo Marinis

Discussion by experts, including Magdalena  Smoczyńska (IBE). Problems with assessing  morphological competence of Polish speaking children in the context of work on  the Test of Language Development

COFFEE BREAK

Complex syntactic constructions

COST discussant: Johanne Paradis IBE discussant: Magdalena Smoczyńska

Differences between typically developing  children and children with SLI in a bilingual context. Part I: Clitics Philippe Prévost Part II: Exhaustivity Petra Schulz

Discussion by experts, including Magdalena  Smoczyńska (IBE). Problems with assessing  syntactic competence of Polish-speaking  children in the context of work on the Test of  Language Development.

LUNCH

POSTER SESSION I (during lunch)

Presentation of research: COST Action  members, IBE members, other researchers.

Language production: narrative and  discourse

COST discussant: Lisa M. Bedore IBE discussant: Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis

Multilingual Assessment Instrument for  Narratives (MAIN) 

Natalia Gagarina et al.

Discussion by experts, including Grażyna  Krasowicz-Kupis (IBE). Difficulties in the  acquisition of narrative competence in the  context of research on school entrance skills.

COFFEE BREAK

Language production: narrative and  discourse

COST discussant: Lucy Henry IBE discussant: Piotr Rycielski

The role of Executive Functions in Multilingualism and Language Impairment Anne Baker, Kristine Jensen de Lopez, Peri  Iluz-Cohen & Ágnes Lukács

Discussion by experts, including Piotr  Rycielski (IBE). The link between executive  functions and language skills of children at  the age of 6 – IBE research results.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Treating Bilingual Children with Primary or  “Specific” Language Impairment: Evidence  and Options Kathryn Kohnert

FINAL COFFEE

2nd day of Meeting: Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

08:30

WG3

9:00-11:00

11:00-11:30

11:30-12:30

12:30-14:30

14:30-15:45

15:45-16:15

16:15-17:30

17:30-18:30

Registration

COST Action IS0804: Diagnosis of bilingual  children and children with SLI.  

Presentation of IBE research (Educational Enthusiasts project)

Phonological and lexical processing in bilingual children

COST discussant: Virginia Gathercole IBE discussant: Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis

Nonword repetition tests for assessing  bilingual children Shula Chiat, Sandrine Ferré and Christophe  dos Santos & Angela Grimm

Parent report of early lexical production in bilingual children across varied contexts Daniela Gatt & Ciara O’Toole

Cross-linguistic Lexical Tasks (CLT) assessing  word knowledge and lexical processing in  bilingual children Ewa Haman & Magdalena Łuniewska

Discussion by experts, including Grażyna  Krasowicz-Kupis (IBE). The role of phonological  skills in assessing the risk of dyslexia – IBE  research results

COFFEE BREAK

ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSIS 1

Research tools

Sentence Repetition – A comprehensive tool  for assessing both languages of a bilingual child Theo Marinis

Polish Test of Skills at the School Entrance Age  (TUNSS) as a screening tool for assessment of SLI risk: Polish national sample results Piotr Rycielski

LUNCH

POSTER SESSION II (during lunch)

Presentation of research: COST Action  members, IBE members, other researchers.

ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSIS 2

Questionnaire methods

Session moderator: Piotr Rycielski (IBE)

Parental Questionnaires Laurie Tuller

Assessment of L2 children in the Lebanese  multilingual context: Using Parental Bilingual  Questionnaire (PABIQ) scores as diagnostic  predictors for language impairment Edith Kouba-Hreich, Camille Messarra &  Philippe Prévost

The bilingual parents questionnaire (BIPAQ) in  a clinical setting

Hadar Abutbul-Oz & Sharon Armon-Lotem

COFFEE BREAK

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Practical strategies and education policy

Session moderators: Elin Thordardottir & Magdalena Smoczyńska  (IBE)

General introduction: cross-linguistic and  bilingual research on SLI: the importance of  equivalent diagnostic methods Elin Thordardottir

Introduction from Polish point of view:  Psychological diagnosis in a multilingual  context in Poland Halina Grzymała-Moszczyńska

Round table discussion by members of COST IS0804 & IBE experts: 

Grażyna Krasowicz-Kupis, Magdalena Szpotowicz, Radosław Kaczan

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Validating Non-Traditional Measures with  Traditional Tools: from the DELV (Diagnostic  Evaluation of Language Variation) to Bi-SLI Barbara Zurer Pearson

 
3rd day of Meeting: Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

9:00-10:30

10:30-11:00

11:00-12:30

12:30-13:30

13:30-14:30

14:30-15:30

15:30-16:00

16:00-17:00

17:00-18:30

Where do we go from there?

COST IS0804 GENERAL MEETING

Summary of the Action results

Assessment of the Action results (COST Office  Brussels)

Panel discussion summarising the results

COFFEE BREAK

WORKING GROUP 1

Summary of the results

LUNCH

WORKING GROUP 2

Summary of the results

WORKING GROUP 3

Summary of the results

COFFEE BREAK

WORKING GROUP 4

Summary of the results

COST FINAL MEETING

Where do we go next?

Webpage, grants, workshops, publications,  etc.