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Session Code: PC01
Title: Katharine G. Butler Symposium in Child Language - Fragile X Syndrome (FXS): Genetics, Neurobiology, Treatment, & Language Profile
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: McCormick Place Room: W179AB
Session Format: Pre-Convention Activities
PDH(s): 3 Hrs

Presenter(s) (click the names to view bios and disclosures):
Elizabeth Berry-Kravis, Rush U Med Ctr (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |View Final Presentation
Molly Losh, Northwestern U (presenting author) |No Advance Handout Uploaded |No Final Presentation Uploaded
Sue Ellen Krause, Krause Speech & Language Svcs (presenting author) |View Advance Handout |No Final Presentation Uploaded

This session is developed by, and presenters invited by the Specialty Board on Child Language. Fragile X syndrome (FXS), an X-chromosome linked single-gene disorder, is the most common known inherited cause of intellectual disability, learning disability, and autism spectrum disorders. Major advances in understanding the neurobiology, treatments, role of FMR1 gene and premutation, key pragmatic features, along with global language will be presented.

Session Chair: Cheryl Sancibrian
Speech-Language Pathology Topic Area: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Instructional Level:
Advanced (Assumes thorough familiarity with current literature and professional practice)
Learner Outcomes:
Learner Outcome 1: Describe how FMR1 expansions and premutation are expressed in individuals
Learner Outcome 2: Describe features of pragmatic language and global language in FXS individuals
Learner Outcome 3: Describe overlapping features between FXS and ASD

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