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Bilingual Task Force Webinars

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Online (Zoom link to follow)

    NYNG Bilingual Task Force Student Research Forum 


    Moderators: H. Bender, Ph.D., ABPP and L. Nakhutina, Ph.D., ABPP 

    October 12, 2022 





    Presenter: Alena Stasenko, Ph.D. 

    Affiliation: University of California, San DiegoLab of Cognitive Imaging 

    Title: Effects of bilingualism in epilepsy: Exploring neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve 


    This talk will cover recent studies examining the effects of bilingualism on structural and functional changes in the brain in people with temporal lobe epilepsy. Challenges related to bilingual assessment and future directions will also be discussed. 

    Presenter: Jéssica Orobio, B.S. 

    AffiliationUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 

    Title: "The development of a neuropsychological tool for Spanish-speaking children in the U.S." 


    A discussion regarding the development of a new neuropsychological tool in Spanish and for children. Important considerations when developing a measure intended to assess a culturally rich and linguistically diverse group will also be presented. 


    Details to Access the Webinar TBD


    Free Event


    For more information, contact: luba.nakhutina@gmail.com or Heidibender@aol.com

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