4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium: Atypical Developmental Pathways

The 4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium will take place at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London between 19-23 May 2014. This symposium will provide a contemporary account of neuropsychological findings investigating atypical developmental pathways.

As well as standard registration to attend in person, it is also possible to register for ON-LINE ONLY access to the conference. Lectures will be filmed and broadcast on the secure conference website remaining accessible until 30th September 2014.


Monday 19th – Friday 23rd May 2014


UCL Institute of Child Health, London.

Who should attend?

  • Neuropsychologists
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
  • Paediatric Neurologists
  • Neurodevelopmental Paediatricians
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

  Monday 19th May
11.15 - 11.30
Welcome and Introduction. Dr. Peter Rankin & Dr Michelle de Haan
11.30 - 13.00
Professor Bryan Kolb
Plasticity and the developing brain

13.00 - 14.15
Lunch & Posters
114.15 - 15.45
Dr. Elizabeth Isaacs
Early nutrition: its role in the development of brain and cognition
15.45 - 16.00
16.00 -17.30
Professor Mark Johnson
What determines outcome in infants at-risk for common developmental disorders?
17.30 -19.00
Welcome Reception
  Tuesday 20th May
Professor Megan Gunnar
The development of self-regulatory systems
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Professor Gus Baker
Impact of anti-epileptic drugs on the developing brain: An unfolding story
13.00-14.15 Lunch & Posters
14.15-15.45 Dr. Torsten Baldeweg
Cognition in children with focal epilepsy and the impact of neurosurgery
15.45-16.00 Break
16.00-17.30 Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem
Growing up without episodic memory
  Wednesday 21st May
09.30-11.00 Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg
On the cognitive and neural bases of language impairments in SLI and ASD
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Professor Bryan Kolb
Stress and the Developing Brain
13.00-14.15 Lunch & Posters
14.15-15.45 Professor Megan Gunnar
Early experience and development of stress reactivity
15.45-16.00 Break
16.00-17.30 Professor Vicki Anderson
ADHD and its many comorbidities
Gala Dinner & Poster Awards.
Floridita, 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TN
  Thursday 22d May
09.30-11.00 Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg
Early risk markers for autism spectrum disorder:  Evidence from studies of infant siblings.
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Professor Francesca Happe
Autism spectrum disorder
13.00-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.45 Professor Huw Williams
Traumatic  Brain Injury & Crime: Causal Links and emerging interventions
15-45-16.00 Break
16.00-17.30 Professor Gillian Baird
The DSM5: Implications for UK practice
  Friday 23rd May
09.30-11.00 Dr. Valerie Muter
Dyslexia: How multiple deficit models explain individual variation
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Professor Brian Butterworth
Dyscalculia: Science, assessment and intervention
13.00-14.15 Lunch
14.15-15.45 Dr Dido Green
The Magic of Movement: Neural plasticity and influence on outcomes in Childhood Motor Disorders
15.45-16.00 Break
16.00-16.45 Professor Lucia Braga
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy: Treating the Child with an Eye on the Future
16.45-17.30 Brief Closing Comments.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Vicki Anderson, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Gus Baker, University of Liverpool, UK
  • Torsten Baldeweg, UCL, UK
  • Lucia Braga, SARAH Network, Brazil
  • Brian Butterworth, UCL
  • Dido Green, Oxford Brookes University
  • Megan Gunnar, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Francesca Happe, King's College London, UK
  • Elizabeth Isaacs, UCL, UK
  • Mark Johnson, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Bryan Kolb, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Val Muter, UCL, UK
  • John Oates, Open University, UK
  • Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University, USA
  • Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, UCL, UK
  • Huw Willams, University of Exeter, UK

Programme Directors

  • Dr Peter Rankin, Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Senior Lecturer, UCL Institute of Child Health
  • Dr Michelle de Haan, Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Child Health

For further details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/neuropsych or contact the ICH Events Office,

telephone: +44(0)20 7905 2675 or +44(0)20 7905 2699, email info@ichevents.com

In-person-ICH attendance

Special Early Bird: 2012 price: (until 13/12/13) - £695

Early Bird: (until 28/2/14) - £730

Standard Fee: (after 28/2/14) -£940


Student, MSc Alumni or Internal: £625

Early Bird Student : £520

Special Early Bird Student: 2012 price: £495

On-line ONLY

Standard Fee: - £263

Early Bird (until 28/2/14)- £209

Special Early Bird: 2012 price (until 13/12/2013)- £199


We regret that we are no longer able to invoice NHS Trusts or other organisations. Our on-line booking system will issue an automatic receipt for your card payment so that you can reclaim from your organisation if appropriate.

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