Dear colleague,

You are hereby invited to our third interdisciplinary conference

Neurophysiology of Developmental Disorders in Children

in Freiburg, Germany on the 12th and 13th of December 2003. The conference will consist of invited lectures and free communication (oral presentations or posters). - Presentations and discussions will focus on the following topics:

  • Dyslexia
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Preceding the conference there will be an introductory workshop "Developmental Language Disorders" (December 11th, 2003, 14.00 to 18.30 h) that will provide relevant background information on Dyslexia, SLI and ADHD and familiarize participants with neurophysiological test methods used in present-day research.

Registration fees:

Introductory Workshop: € 80

Conference: € 140
(for workshop participants: € 60)

The registration fee for the conference will be waived for participants from the universities of  Strasbourg, Basel, and Freiburg.

Detailed overview over the individual topics:


  • Developmental disorders in children as a continuum: Co-morbidities and Correlations
  • Central auditory processing deficits in dyslexia
  • Neurophysiological correlates of dyslexia

Specific Language Impairment

  • How specific is the term "Specific Language Impairment"?
  • Central auditory processing deficits in SLI
  • Behavioral data versus neurophysiological findings
  • Basic central auditory deficits versus deficits on higher processing levels
  • Aspects of processing capacity:
    Auditory attention span, complexity of acoustic-auditory sequences, complexity of parallel bottom-up and top-down processing
  • Processing Negativity: Role and function of attention mechanisms in basic central auditory processing

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Profiling ADHD: What do attention deficits and hyperkinetic symptoms have in common?
  • "Attention" at the intersection of different development disorders
  • Neurophysiology of attention deficits

Please register by Nov. 1st 2003 under one of the following addresses:

Further details will soon be available on our webpage Any alteration in the program will be posted on our webpage.


Klaus Hennighausen
Michael Schecker
Gabi Christmann
Anna Jaremkiewicz
Gregor Kohls
Verena Maas
Swantje Zachau