International Conference
"Neurophysiology of Developmental Disorders in Children"
2.-3. December 2005

As a result of the positive feedback to our conferences of the past four years, we have decided to organize this year the fifth conference on the

Neurophysiology of Developmental Disorders
in Children

The conference aims to create an international platform for researchers to present and discuss their current work. As established during the past years the main focus will be on developmental disorders from the neurophysiological point of view.

                              This conference is sponsered by  





Thursday, December 1st, 2005

18.30 h Social Event / Reception "Neurolinguistisches Labor", Freiburg



Friday, December 2nd, 2005

9.00 h Welcome Rektorat

9.15 - 12.00 h SYMPOSIUM: Specific Language Impairment
Chair: Valerie Shafer

9.15 -10.15 h Valerie Shafer (New York, USA)
"Will Johnny Have SLI? Or Can Neurobiological Measures Predict Language Outcome?"

10.15 - 10.45 h Regine Oberecker (Leipzig, Germany)
"Processing Phrase Structure Information in Two- and Five-year-old Language Impaired Children"

10.45 -11.00 h Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.30 h April Benasich (Newark,USA)
"Prediction of Language Delays from Infancy to Later Childhood using EEG/ERPs:
Converging Evidence for the Role of Inefficient Rapid Auditory Processing"

11.30 - 12.00 h Paavo Leppanen (Jyväskylä, Finland)
"Infant Brain Event-related Potentials and Associations to Verbal Skills and Cognition
in Children at Risk for Familial Dyslexia"

12.00-13.30 h Lunch Break

13.30-15.30 h Autism
Chair: Klaus Hennighausen

13.30-14.00 h Klaus Hennighausen (Freiburg i.Br., Germany)
"Pervasive Developmental Disorders - Clinical and Neuropsychiatric Features"

14.00-14.30 h Magali Batty (Tours, France)
"Neurophysiology of Perceptual Processing of Emotional Faces in Normal and Autistic Children"

14.30-15.00 h Christina Schmitz (Marseille, France)
"A Motor Perspective on Autism"

15.00-15.30 h Reinhold Rauh (Freiburg i.Br., Germany)
"Cognitive Deficits in High Functioning Autism / Asperger's Syndrome": An On-going Project
at the Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Freiburg"


15.30-16.00 h Coffee Break

16.00-18.30 h SYMPOSIUM: Brain Correlates of Suprasegmental Cues of Spoken and Written Language in Dyslexia
Chair: Valeria Csépe

16.00-17.00 h Valéria Csépe (Budapest, Hungary)
" Suprasegmental Speech Cues: An Ignored Feature?"

17.00-17.30 h Ferenc Honbolygó (Budapest, Hungary)
" Deficits of Stress Pattern Processing in LKS: ERP and PET"

17.30-18.00 h Anett Ragó (Budapest, Hungary)
"MMN to Stress Pattern Changes in Preterm Babies"

18.00-18.30 h Claudia Männel (Leipzig, Germany)
"Processing of Sentence-Level Prosody in 4-Year-Old Children."

18.30 h-19.00 h Dyscalculia

18.30-19.00 h Burkhardt Fischer & Klaus Hartnegg (Freiburg i.Br., Germany)
"Subitizing and Counting by memory in Children with Problems in Arithmetic Skills:
Development, Daily Practice, Tranfer"



Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

9.00 -13.00 h SYMPOSIUM: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Chair: Robert D. Oades

9.00-10.00 h Robert D. Oades (Essen, Germany)
"ADHD: Physiology and Consequences"

10.00-10.30 h Maddie Groom & Chris Hollis (Nottingham, UK)
"Specificity of ERP Findings in Adolescence with ADHD"

10.30-11.00 h Roeljan Wiersema (Ghent, Belgium)
"ERP Studies on Macro- and Micro-Adjustments in ADHD"

11.00-11.30 h Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 h Andreas Fallgatter (Würzburg, Germany)
"Alteration of Prefrontal Brain Function in ADHD"

12.00-12.30 h Catharina van Meel (Leiden, The Netherlands)
"The Good, the Bad, and the Hyperactive Child:
Monitoring of Internal and External Error Signals in ADHD"

12.30-13.00 h Leon Kenemans (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
"Attention and Inhibition as Revealed by ERPs and Performance Measures"

13.00 -14.00 h Lunch Break

14.00-15.00 h Cochlea

14.00-15.00 h Roland Laszig (Freiburg i.Br., Germany)
"20 Years Experience with Cochlea-Implants"

15.00-16.00 h Coffee Break / Poster Session

Karen Banai (Evanston, USA)
"What can Brainstem Timing Teach us about Learning Disabilities?"

Hanna Putter-Katz1-2, Liat Kishon-Rabin2, Emma Sachartov1-2, Esther L. Shabtai2,
Michelle Sadeh3, Raphael Weitz3, Natan Gadoth4, Hillel Pratt5
(1: Speech and Hearing Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer / 2: Dept. of Comm. Disorders,
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University / 3: Child Neurology Unit,
Schneider Medical Center, Petach Tiqwa / 4: Neurology Dpt., Meir Medical Center, Kfar Saba
5: Evoked Potentials Lab., Technion-IIT, Haifa / Israel )

"Differences in Auditory Cortical Response to Place of Articulation
Contrasts in Dyslexia: An Event Related Potentials Study"

Andrew Smart (Stockholm, Sweden)
"Modulating Cognitive Control and Working Memory in ADHD with Stochastic Resonance
and Interstimulus Interval: an ERP and Behavioral Study"

Riikka Lovio (University of Helsinki, Finland)
"Determining the Auditory Multi-Attribute Discrimination Profile
in Dyslexia by Using the Mismatch Negativity"

Gregor Kohls et al. (Freiburg i.Br., Germany, Neurolinguistisches Labor,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Freiburg)
"Nonword repetition and sentence recall in children with ADHD"

Tanja Rinker et al. (Freiburg i.Br., Germany, Neurolinguistisches Labor,
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Freiburg)
"Early and Late MMN in SLI-Children and Healthy Controls"


16.00 - 19.00 h SYMPOSIUM: Neurobiology of Dyslexia
Chair: Gerd Schulte-Körne

16.00-17.00 h Gerd Schulte- Körne (Marburg, Germany)
"Dyslexia Endophenotypes"

17.00-17.30 h Jascha Rüsseler (Magdeburg, Germany)
"Event-related Brain Potential Studies of Information Processing
in Adult Developmental Dyslexic Readers"

17.30-18.00 h Thomas Lachmann (Bamberg, Germany)
"Diagnostic Subgroups of Developmental Dyslexics have Different Deficits
in Neural Processing of Tones and Syllables"

18.00-18.30 h Heinz Wimmer (Salzburg, Austria)
"On Brain Dysfunctions Associated with Dysfluent Reading: fMRI and ERP Findings"


19.00 h Social Event/Dinner



You are hereby cordially invited and it would be our pleasure to welcome you in Freiburg:

Time: December 2nd and 3rd , 2005, 9-18 h
Place: "Haus zur Lieben Hand", Löwenstraße 16, Freiburg, Germany
Registration Fee: 160 Euro
(This fee includes access to all symposia and poster sessions, badge, certificate of attendance, abstract book and refreshments)

"Neurolabor", Prof. Dr. Michael Schecker
Commerzbank Freiburg i.Br.
No.Nr. 15 21 293
BLZ 680 400 07

All presentations will be held in English. - We would like to ask you to send us proposals for symposia by July 15, 2005 and topics and abstracts for presentations and posters by September 30, 2005. Please register by September 30, 2005 under


Neurolinguistisches Labor
Werthmannplatz 3, Postfach 225
D- 79085 Freiburg


Fax +49 - (0)761 - 203 - 3233

May we also please ask you to inform your colleagues about our conference and to add this information to your mailing list?

Thank you very much!

With best regards
Michael Schecker
Eberhard Schulz
Klaus Hennighausen
Roland Laszig
Verena Maas
Bianca Körner
Gregor Kohls
Cathrin Richter
Tanja Rinker


Stand: 19.Okt. 2005 - gr