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Helen Tager-Flusberg, Ph.D.
Boston University, USA

Helen Tager-Flusberg received her Bachelors in Science in Psychology from University College London, and her doctorate from Harvard University. Since 2001 Dr. Tager-Flusberg has been at Boston University, where she is now Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Director of the Center for Autism Research Excellence. Dr. Tager-Flusberg has devoted her career to conducting research on autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders including children with developmental language disorders, exploring variability in phenotypic expression and investigating developmental and intervention-based changes in language and social cognition using behavioral and brain imaging methodologies. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and private foundations. She has edited seven books and written over 200 journal articles and book chapters and now writes a blog, Communicating Matters for spectrumnews.org. Dr. Tager-Flusberg is the Past President of the International Society for Autism Research, serves on the editorial board of several professional journals and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. She regularly presents her work at scientific and professional conferences and to parent advocacy groups and other stakeholders in the US and countries around the world.

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Professor Stuart Rosen
University College London, UK

Professor Stuart Rosen currently holds the Chair in Speech and Hearing Science at UCL. His initial move to London was to work in a team developing one of the first cochlear implant systems. Part of his research still involves cochlear implants, most recently in developing training methods to improve patient performance. More generally, his research is broadly-based in hearing and speech, with an emphasis on the interface between the two, concerning various aspects of auditory perception (speech and non-speech) in adults and children, both in disordered and normal populations. Over the last 15 years or so, he has extended his work to more central auditory processes, being involved in studies of functional brain imaging (using PET, fMRI & EEG), and auditory processing in people with disorders of hearing, speech and language including auditory processing disorder (APD), developmental language disorder and dyslexia. Most recently, much of Professor Rosen's work concerns the perception of speech in background noises of different types, with a wide variety of 'noises' and listener groups (children and adults, with normal and impaired hearing, and with and without various developmental disorders).

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Dr. Brian B. Shulman
Dean, School of Health and Medical Sciences and Professor of Speech Language
Pathology School of Health and Medical Sciences
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall
University Nutley, NJ, USA

Dr. Brian B. Shulman is Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS) at Seton Hall University. Dr. Shulman received his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees, both in Speech-Language Pathology, from Bowling Green State University (OH). His Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology is from the State University of New York College at Cortland. Dr. Shulman holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology (SHMS) and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.  He is a Board Certified Specialist in Child Language (BCS-CL) as conferred by the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD). A Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP), and the National Academy of Practice for Speech-Language Pathology, Dr. Shulman has made numerous invited presentations to professional groups at international, national, state, and local levels.  Dr. Shulman has served in a number of leadership positions within ASHA including, but not limited to, Chair of ASHA’s Board of Division Coordinators (BDC), a member of ASHA’s Council for Clinical Specialty Recognition and co-chair of two annual ASHA Conventions in 2001 and 2005.  Dr. Shulman served a three-year term from 2006-2008 as ASHA’s nationally elected Vice President for Speech-Language Pathology Practice.  In that role, he identified national issues, monitored the emergence of new areas of practice, addressed concerns of the work setting, and monitored and facilitated ASHA-related activities designed to promote all practice settings. Dr. Shulman and SHMS faculty colleague, Dr. Nina Capone from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, published the 2nd edition of their textbook entitled Language Development:  Foundations, Processes, and Clinical Applications published by Jones and Bartlett Learning with the 3rd edition now in development. Dr. Shulman completed a second, three-year term as the inaugural Dean Commissioner on the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). The ARC-PA is the accrediting agency that protects the interests of the public and PA profession by defining the standards for PA education and evaluating PA educational programs within the territorial United States to ensure their compliance with those standards. The ARC-PA is an independent accrediting body authorized to accredit qualified PA educational programs leading to the professional credential, Physician Assistant (PA).  Dr. Shulman is the recipient of the 2010 Professional Service Award from the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) and is a current member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) and, in January 2017, became the Treasurer of that association. To be published in February 2018, Dr. Shulman served as Editor of Pediatric Speech and Language: Perspectives on Interprofessional Practice, an issue of Pediatric Clinics of North America (Elsevier).

Yvette Hus

Dr. Yvette Hus
Speech-Language Clinician & Certified Literacy Instructor, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Dr. Yvette Hus is a practicing speech-language pathologist (SLP) and certified literacy instructor specializing in speech, language, and literacy disabilities in multilingual children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders regardless their etiologies. She is a member of the Ordre des Orthophonists and Audiologistes de Quebec, an affiliate of the American Speech & Hearing Association, an active member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics’ (IALP) Child Language Committee, and a Deputy Chair of the newly formed IALP Autism Spectrum Disorder committee headed by Dr. Osnat Segal. She is a presenter at the triennial IALP congresses and symposiums. During her membership in the International Dyslexia Association, she presented research reports on reading disabilities in children and adolescents in Montreal schools. She is a Hanen certified parent and educator coach, and as a college instructor, she coordinated and trained paraprofessionals in a program for language stimulation for children aged 0-12. For the last several years, she was an invited presenter at the Israeli Speech Hearing and Language Association (ISHLA) annual conference. She has published research articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and contributed a chapter on literacy and metalinguistic issues of multilingual children with speech disorders.