Language Intervention Conference Set for Feb. 12Feb. 10, 1999
by LoAna Lopez
Baylor University's department of communication sciences and disorders will host a conference in which a world-renowned conference and workshop speaker will discuss cognitive language intervention.
Dr. Elisabeth H. Wiig, professor emerita for communication disorders at Boston University, will serve as keynote speaker at the conference. Currently the president of Knowledge Research Institute, Wiig is the recipient of numerous honors, awards and citations, as well as the author of many books, articles and other publications.
She will lecture on conceptual mapping and cognitive mediation for critical thinking. This conference will help clinicians and educational specialists gain wider perspectives of language intervention by showing them how to use these tools to construct knowledge about language and communication.
The conference will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waco Convention Center. For more information, contact the department of communication sciences and disorders at 710-2567.