Tangled in a web of words: Oral language and executive functions

Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

Presented at Dyslexia and Literacy: Executive Functions – Oral Language Connections to Reading and Writing

on Friday, October 16th, 2020 from
the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals in Boston, MA.

Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

Dr. Bashir has spent a lifetime dedicated to language and learning. He was the director of the speech-language pathology department at Children’s Hospital in Boston for 25 years; Coordinator for Academic and Disability Services for 14 years, the Director of the Freshman Academic Studies Program for 15 years as well as Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College. In addition, he has taught in Boston College’s Lynch School of Teacher Education for over 40 years. Dr. Bashir is an honored Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. His many years in clinical practice and teaching have led to research interests in the natural history of language disorders as well as the literacy and self-advocacy needs of students who struggle with language and learning.

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Laurie Cutting, Ph. D.

Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education; Professor

Vanderbilt University

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NeuroBehavioral Associates

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Lynn School of Education at Boston College

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Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.

Adjunct, School of Education and Human Development,

Boston College

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