Selected Presentations

Peer Review

Understanding Anxiety and the Struggling Reader: Neuroscience of Anxiety. The Dyslexia Foundation. Los Angeles, California, February 2020 [link]

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Linking Research to Practice. Workshop presented at the 56th Annual International Meeting of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, Fort Worth, Texas, February 2019


What Is Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Evidence of a Discrete Clinical Entity? Workshop presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seattle, Washington, October 2018.


Understanding Neuropsychological Assessment: The Nuts and Bolts of Pediatric. Workshop presented at 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Seattle, Washington, October 2018.


Neuroimaging in Studies of Children’s Environmental Health. Symposium. ISES-ISEE Joint Annual Meeting. Prenatal flame retardant exposure and functional connectivity of the reading network in a sample of 5 year-old children. Ottawa, Canada, August 2018.


Two Markers of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Behavioral Microanalysis and Neuroimaging. Co-chair. Symposium. 72 nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry. Profiling Infants’ Communicative Behavior: Identifying Behavioral Markers of Infant Difficult Temperament and Insecure Attachment. New York, New York, May 2018.

Understanding Neuropsychological Assessment: The Nuts and Bolts of Pediatric. Workshop 10 at the 64th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2017.

Neural Circuits Underlying Cognitive Control and Threat reactivity: Targets for Treatment Response in Pediatric Anxiety and Related Disorders in Childhood: Altered Cognitive Control and Threat Processing Mediates the Relationship between Anxiety Symptoms and Reading Problems in Children. Symposium at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry San Diego, California, May 2016

The Nuts and Bolts of Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment. Workshop 24 at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, New York, October 2016.

 

Neural circuitry underlying three common and often co-occurring childhood disorders: Autism, ADHD, and Learning Disability: Frontostriatal Control Circuits In Children With Dyslexia. Symposium at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York, New York, October 2016

Neurotoxicants and the Etiology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Multidisciplinary Approach: Effects of Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollutants (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) on Inhibitory Control And Academic Achievement. 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, February 2016

Circuit–Based Disturbances in Control and Reward processes Across Pediatric Disorders: Associations of IQ Discrepancies with Brain Activation and Behavior: Evidence of disturbance in frontostriatal control circuits. Symposium at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Antonio, Texas, October 2015.


Invited

Using MRI To Study Socioemotional Factors Associated With Learning Disabilities. Invited Speaker. Mount Sinai Child Health Seminar Series. November, 2018.


Prevalence of NVLD in NYC. Invited Speaker. NVLD Consensus Conference, Columbia University, New York, New York, October 2018.


NVLD Neuroimaging Studies. Invited Speaker. NVLD Consensus Conference, Columbia University, New York, New York October 2018.


Rates of IQ discrepancies in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Invited Speaker. NVLD Consensus Conference, Columbia University, New York, New York, October 2018.

What is Dyslexia and How Can We Help? Invited Speaker, NY State Capitol Hill. NY State Second Annual Dyslexia Awareness Day, New York, New York, April 2018.

What is Nonverbal Learning Disorder: Evidence of a Discrete Clinical Entity? Invited Lecture. Child Mind Institute, New York, New York, January 2018.