Program

October 10

  • 9:00 - 9:20

    Opening

    Vincenzo Natale, Director of the Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy. Representatives of Scientific Associations.
  • 9:20 - 9:30

    Introduction

    Alessandra Sansavini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 9:30 - 10:15

    Developmental Trajectories and Consequences of Early Motor Skills: Differences between infants at low and high risk for ASD

    Klaus Libertus, University of Pittsburgh, US
  • 10:15 - 11:00

    The dynamic give and take of early communicative development: Verbal and nonverbal communication in parent-child interaction

    Jana Iverson, University of Pittsburgh, US
  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Coffee break

  • 11:30 - 12:15

    Early communication, language and cognitive development in preterm and full-term children: The role of action, interaction, and contextual factors

    Alessandra Sansavini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 12:15 - 13:00

    Late talking toddlers: Beyond a lexical delay

    Maria Cristina Caselli, Arianna Bello, ISTC-CNR and University Roma Tre, Roma, Italy
  • 13:00 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Poster session

  • 15:00 - 15:45

    Mechanisms of change: Language intervention under 3 years

    Luigi Girolametto, University of Toronto, Canada
  • 15:45 - 16:30

    Learning by observation or by doing: lessons from atypical development

    Stefano Vicari, Floriana Costanzo, Deny Menghini, Bambin Gesù Hospital, Roma, Italy
  • 16:30 - 17:00

    Motor consistencies between action and gesture imitation and their relation to language skills in school-age children

    Laura Sparaci, Domenico Formica, Olga Capirci, ISTC-CNR, and University Campus Biomedico, Roma, Italy
  • 17:00 - 17:30

    General Discussion

October 11

  • 9:00 - 9:45

    Sleep as a context for studying bio-behavioral regulation and developmental change

    Sarah Berger, Anat Scher, City University of New York, US, and University of Haifa, Israel
  • 9:45 - 10:30

    Early life adversity, epigenetics and parental intervention in atypical development

    Rosario Montirosso, Livio Provenzi, Lorenzo Giusti, IRCCS Eugenio Medea, Bosisio Parini, Italy
  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Coffee break

  • 11:00 - 11:25

    The development of relational skills in preterm babies according to the severity of prematurity

    Francesca Agostini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 11:25 - 11:50

    Emotion regulation development in preterm and full-term infants: The integrated role of dyadic, maternal and infant factors

    Maria Spinelli, Mirco Fasolo, Tiziana Aureli, University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
  • 11:50 - 12:15

    Motion and form perception in extremely preterm children

    Mariagrazia Benassi, Sara Giovagnoli, Kerstin Hellgren, University of Bologna, Italy, and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • 12:15 - 12:40

    Very preterm birth and academic achievements: reading, spelling and maths

    Annalisa Guarini, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 12:40 - 14:00

    Lunch

  • 14:00 - 14:45

    Structural and functional brain development and cognition following very preterm birth in adult life

    Chiara Nosarti, King’s College, London, UK
  • 14:45 - 15:30

    From early neuroplasticity to early intervention: The model of neonatal brain damage

    Andrea Guzzetta, IRCCS Stella Maris, Pisa, Italy
  • 15:30 - 15:55

    Early literacy and numeracy skills: early identification and intervention in preschool settings

    Paola Bonifacci, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 15:55 - 16:20

    Playing with numbers counts: the role of parents in the development of preschoolers’ numeracy skills

    Carlo Tomasetto, University of Bologna, Italy
  • 16:20 - 16:50

    General Discussion

  • 16:50 - 17:00

    Best poster award

  • 17:00 - 17:15

    Conclusion