1st Annual Meeting 2019 of the Swiss Society for Early Childhood Research


The first Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Early Childhood Research (SSECR) is an interdisciplinary conference that brings together researchers from various disciplines in the early childhood field. For the first annual meeting we were also able to win two renowned keynote speakers Lauren B. Adamson and Jamie M. Lachman.

Date:    Monday | November 18th 2019 | 8:30 AM – 18:00 PM

Place:   HES-SO Lausanne (www.eesp.ch)14 chemin de Abeilles 1010 Lausanne 

  • SSECR Members |100CHF
  • SSECR Junior members | 50CHF     
  • SSECR Non-members | 120CHF

Late registration is possible at the registration desk on the day of the event (Nov 18) only in CASH!

Here you can find the PROGRAM

Here you can find the ABSTRACTBOOK

Poster format: portrait orientation | 90 x 120 cm

Pedestrian access plan from the Fourmi M2 metro station to the venue:

Biographies of the two keynote speakers

Prof. Lauren B. Adamson | Georgia State University | GSU Department of Psychology

Lauren Adamson is a Regents’ Professor Emerita at Georgia State University.  Since earning a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from University of California, Berkeley, she has been conducting studies of early communication development, including extensive research related to the emergence of joint engagement to people, objects, and symbols. Central to this work has been documenting how various aspects of the focus, structure, and dynamics of joint engagement support language development in typically developing children and children diagnosed with developmental disorders including autism and Down syndrome.  Her current projects focus primarily on describing the emergence of auditory joint engagement, the active sharing of speech and environmental sounds, and on documenting how the quality of early joint engagement predicts later language and literacy outcomes of children in low-income, immigrant families.  In addition, she is working with several research groups in several countries to adapt the Joint Engagement Rating Inventory (the JERI), a systematic observational procedure she developed with Roger Bakeman, to provide reliable, practical, and sensitive measures of the effectiveness of parent-focused interventions for children who are at risk for communication difficulties and language delays.

Dr. Jamie M. Lachman | University of Oxford | OX Department of Social Policy and Intervention

Dr Jamie M. Lachman is a research officer at the University of Oxford Department of Social Policy and Intervention and a research fellow at the University of Glasgow MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. He is also the executive director and founder of Clowns Without Borders South Africa and a co-founder of the Parenting for Lifelong Health initiative. He has over 15 years of experience developing, testing, and scaling up family and parenting programmes to reduce violence against children and improve child wellbeing in over 20 low- and middle-income countries for more than 250,000 beneficiaries. He is also a storyteller, banjo-player, songwriter, facilitator, and clown. Dedicated to promoting our human capacity for peace and laughter, Jamie strives to live each day fully with compassion and amazement.