In science today, no single discipline can unravel the complex issues surrounding the causes and treatment of human disabilities. At Merrill scientific conferences, world-class experts often meet as a group for the first time and establish new directions for interdisciplinary research. These collegial partnerships set the stage for nationally-competitive projects.
The Merrill Center has released edited collections based on these conferences. The books draw upon the fields of biomedicine, psychology, behavioral science, pharmacology, education, and communication disorders, and have been published by the American Psychological Association, Lawrence Erlbaum and Kluwer Academic Publishers.
2010: Epigenetics of the pathogenesis of language and speech impairments: Biological systems and behavioral development
2008: Neurobehavioral Approaches to the Study of Clinical Disorders
2005: Infant Pathways to Language: Methods, Models, and Research Directions
2004: Modeling Developmental Processes in Ecological Context
2003: The Relationship of Genes, Environments, and Developmental Language Disorders: Part II - Planning for the Future
2003: The Connections between Language and Reading Disabilities: Current Findings and Future Directions
2002: The Relationship of Genes, Environments, and Developmental Language Disorders: Part 1 - Research for the Twenty-first Century
1999: Self-Injurious Behavior, Mental Retardation and Autism
1998: Constraints on Language: Grammar, Memory and Aging
1996: Communication, Aging and Health
1993: Toward a Genetics of Language