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Dickinson guest speaker at international child development conference

Nov. 13, 2009, 10:38 AM

Peabody faculty member David Dickinson will be a featured guest speaker at an international conference on child development in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Nov. 24-25. Dickinson will discuss the critical importance of supporting the language development of children between birth to age three and will suggest some strategies that have been shown to be effective in promoting language development.

The conference, titled the Sixth International Convention on Early Child Development, aims to promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge on the latest research about the first years of life. It is organized by the Brazilian State Secretary of Health’s office. Over 1,000 participants from around the world are expected to participate.

Dickinson is chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning and professor of education.

Media contact: Melanie Moran, (615) 322-NEWS
melanie.moran@vanderbilt.edu

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