Clinical and Applied Paediatric Neuropsychology
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4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium: 


Atypical Developmental Pathways

Dates: 19 - 23 May 2014

4th Symposium


The 4th UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium takes place at the UCL Institute of Child Health, London between 19-23 May 2014. This symposium will include the latest research in brain plasticity as well as children’s cognition, behaviour, emotional and social processing in a range of conditions including: autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, poor nutrition, epilepsy, stressful environments, traumatic brain injury, language impairments, memory difficulties and the power of early interventions. 

The Full Programme along with abstracts from all invited speakers and scientific posters are now available to view on-line via the Twoppy App Twoppy Link

The Twoppy App can be downloaded to your mobile device by scanning the QR code below.

Flyer to download

An International On-Line Conference

Dates: On-line resource Open Between 19 May - 30 September 2014

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.


The on-line facility aims to widen communication & networking opportunities as far as possible for academics and practitioners across the globe interested in human cognition and its developmental pathways. 

Lectures will be filmed and broadcast on the secure conference website by UCL Media Services.

On-line delegates have electronic access to:

  • Video recordings of lectures available to watch repeatedly until 30th September 2014.
  • Proceedings of the conference (to be published in a Special Supplement of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology)
  • All lecture hand-outs.
  • Interactive delegate discussion forums.
  • Details of information from our sponsors.
  • Scientific posters (providing that authors allow copies on the web)

Fees & Registration

Symposium Directors:  Dr Peter Rankin and Dr Michelle De Haan


Speakers and topic areas/working titles:

Professor Vicki Anderson,

University of Melbourne, Australia

  • Can technology improve outcomes from child brain insult?

Professor Gillian Baird

Guys & St Thomas' Hospitals, UK

  • The DSM5-Implications for UK practice

Professor Gus Baker,

University of Liverpool, UK

  • Impact of anti epileptic drugs on the developing brain: An unfolding story

Dr Torsten Baldeweg,

UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

  • Cognition in children with focal epilepsy and the impact of neurosurgery

Professor Lucia Braga

SARAH Network, Brazil

  • Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy: Treating the Child with an Eye on the Future

Professor Brian Butterworth

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UK

  • Dyscalculia: From Brain to Education

Dr Dido Green

Oxford Brookes University, UK

  • The Magic of Movement: Neural plasticity and influence on outcomes in Childhood Motor Disorders

Professor Megan Gunnar,

University of Minnesota, USA

  • Early Experiences, Stress and Neurobehavioral Development. 
  • Stress, Relationships, and Development: What we know and what we still need to learn

Professor Francesca Happe,

King’s College London, UK

  • Developmental consequences of ‘mindblindess’ in ASD, Autism and Talent

Dr  Elizabeth Isaacs

UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

  • Early nutrition: its role in the development of brain and cognition

Professor Mark Johnson,

Birkbeck, University of London, UK

  • What determines outcome in infants at-risk for common developmental disorders?

Professor Bryan Kolb,

University of Lethbridge, Canada

  • Brain plasticity and the developing brain
  • Stress and the developing brain

Dr Valerie Muter

UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

  • Dyslexia: How multiple deficit models explain individual variation

Dr John Oates

The Open University, UK

  • The Power of Early Intervention (Available as an on-line recording only)

Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg,

Boston University, USA

  • On the cognitive and neural bases of language impairments in SLI and ASD
  • Early risk markers for autism spectrum disorder:  Evidence from studies of infant siblings.

Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem,

UCL Institute of Child Health, UK

  • Growing up without episodic memory

Professor Huw Williams,

University of Exeter, UK

  • Traumatic  Brain Injury & Crime: Causal Links and emerging interventions


Payment on line:

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. Booking links are below.

In-person attendance

(note this includes access to the Institute of Child Health and on-line recordings

  Registration Fee  
Standard  £940

Register now for In-person London attendance

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On-Line access ONLY (no ICH London attendance) 

  Registration Fee  
Standard  £263  
Register now for On-line ONLY

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There are also Special Discounted Rates for the following:

  • Students in Full-time University Education
  • UCL MSc Paediatric Neuropsychology Alumni
  • Internal ICH/GOSH staff

Contact the Events office for further details of special rates.

For booking enquiries contact:

Tel. +44 207 905 2699 / 2675

Free Lectures from 3rd Symposium

It is possible to view how the on-line lectures appear by viewing these free lectures from the 3rd UK Symposium. With grateful thanks to Professor Helen Cross, Professor Annette Kariloff-Smith, Professor Charles Nelson, Professor Vicki Anderson, Professor Adele Diamond and Professor Christopher Gillberg.

Professor Helen Cross. Outcomes Following Early in Early Infancy Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith. Rethinking the study of neurodevelopmental disorders: the importance of cross-syndrome comparisons

Professor Charles Nelson. The effects of early institutionalisation on social behaviour and underlying neural correlates Professor Vicki Anderson. Disrupting the developing brain: What are the consequences and why?
Professor Adele Diamond. Development of Executive Functions Professor Christopher Gillberg. Early indicators of social and attention disorders
Dr. Peter Rankin. Introduction  Dr. Michelle de Haan. Closing

In addition to lectures from the symposium, two lectures are available from distinguished Professors from the UCL Centre for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem and Professor Jan Atkinson. Both Professors describe the development of their work over the past three decades. 

Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem. A brief history of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at ICH & Paediatric Neuropsychology at GOSH Professor Jan Atkinson. The developing visual brain in babies & children; Prognostic indicators of plasticity & vulnerability

Poster Submissions


All lecture and poster abstracts will be published in a a Special Supplement of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology in May 2014 as part of the conference proceedings.

All posters will be displayed electronically in JPEG format on the conference website (available to delegates only).

All abstracts are now available to view via our Twoppy App in the program details


Welcome Reception

All delegates are welcome to a drinks reception in the Winter Garden at the UCL Institute of Child Health on Monday 19 May from 5.30pm

Symposium Dinner (Great Gatsby Theme), Wednesday 21st May, Floridita


Nestled within the heart of London’s Soho, Floridita emulates the 1920-30s style of its famous Havana namesake, creating the perfect blend of glamour and decadence from a bygone era. Today Floridita combines a Latin American-influence of legendary cocktails, great food and is designed to deliver fantastic live music and entertainment. Floridita is based on the site of the original Marquee club, which witnessed the birth of stars such as Jimmy Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Who.

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