FREE ASL Lecture: The Cognitive and Social Impacts of Early Language Experiences of Deaf Children


FREE LECTURE IN ASL: September 28, 2016 at 12:30

The Center for Anxiety (Brooklyn)

3692 Bedford Ave P2, Brooklyn, NY 11229

RSVP to or 646-873-5557 x 4

We are very excited about the latest development in our ongoing collaboration with the Center for Anxiety. On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:30 Dr. Amber Martin, the first Deaf professor in the Hunter College Psychology Department, will be speaking for the Center for Anxiety Free Community Lecture Series.

The title of her lecture is: The Cognitive and Social Impacts of Early Language Experiences of Deaf Children

A message about live streaming accessibility: As you already know, Center for Anxiety is partnering with ASL Exchange to provide accessibility for our Community Education Series event for a talk tomorrow by Dr. Amber Martin. We regret that: (1) ongoing problems with our Internet service provider may interfere with our efforts to provide a live stream of the event; and (2) we tried but were unable to book a CART provider for this event.

Tomorrow, we will be live streaming the event:

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In the event that the issues we’ve been experiencing interfere with the streaming experience (either visually or audio) a video recording of the event will be released, and freely available to the public, as soon as possible after the event. The video will be available on these sites:

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And at Center for Anxiety by request (please email

We apologize that for this event we are not able to provide the level of accessibility we believe is important. We are committed to doing so at future events. Your feedback is welcome and will be taken seriously, as our goal is to connect with everyone in the community through our events.


Early language experience is important for both setting children up on the path to fully acquire a language, and for ensuring access to information from others around them. However, many deaf children lack access to a language they can easily acquire. This lack of access is due to widespread misinformation about what language is, how it is acquired, and what we use it for. In this talk I will discuss the impacts of early language exposure on deaf children in both cognitive and social domains. I will also suggest ways that we can improve early language experiences to improve wellbeing in deaf children, adolescents and adults.

Biographical Information:

Amber Martin, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College, City University of New York where she teaches courses in Child Development, Cognitive Processes, and Emotion. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Child Development. She completed her post-doctoral studies at Barnard College where began her current work studying deaf children in Nicaragua. Her research focuses on the relations between developing language and cognition, and the impact of early language deprivation and delayed acquisition in deaf children.

We have a fantastic team of interpreters that will be on site to ensure communication access.


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