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Symposium to Focus on Child Development Myths

March 6, 2015

The UC Merced Symposium on the Child and Family will be held on campus from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 14.

UC Merced Child Development LabThe event’s theme is “Myths About Child Development and Learning.” It will feature research-based talks by the psychological sciences and cognitive and informational sciences faculty, poster presentations by graduate and undergraduate students, lunch, and tours of the campus’s Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC).

The lectures, all presented by UC Merced faculty members, are:

  • Myths and realities about the causes of learning disabilities,” by Jeffrey Gilger;
  • Socio-emotional development and autism,” by Eric Walle;
  • Early language development and autism,” by Anne Warlaumont
  • Fact or fiction? Myths about early bilingualism,” by Rose Scott
  • Parenting children and adolescents with chronic illness,” by Deborah Wiebe; and
  • Beyond storm and stress: Family relationships during adolescence,” by Alexandra Main.

Registration for the event is $22, which includes refreshments and lunch. To register, contact Danielle Waite at 209-228-5437 or