Invited speakers

Jubin Abutalebi

Presentation titles:
TBA (Theme: Bilingualism)


Annie Hill

Dr Annie Hill is a senior postdoctoral researcher with the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation and the Centre for Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and Recovery, at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Annie’s research has spanned all modes of telerehabilitation and most aspects of adult speech pathology practice, although her primary focus has been on telerehabilitation for aphasia post-stroke. Annie is ranked #1 in the world for aphasia telerehabilitation publications (Telerehabilitation AND Aphasia: Web of Science 20/03/2019) and she has won a number awards for conference presentations and research excellence.

Presentation titles:
“Aphasia telerehabilitation research and visions of new models of care”
“Implementation considerations in telerehabilitation for aphasia”


Matti Lehtihalmes

Presentation title:
“Aphasia rehabilitation in virtual reality”


Johanna Naamanka

“I’ve graduated as a speech-language pathologist in 2010 from University of Oulu, Finland, and have worked with a variety of different clients face to face and via telepractice. I have been developing telepractice in speech therapy from 2014, when I participated in ATA speech therapy in Telepractice Training in Maine, USA. I also took part in telepractice research for Kelas’ telepractice guide that was published in 2016.”

Presentation title:
Aphasia telerehabilitation in Finland”


Monica Norvik

Presentation titles:
“Language assessment in multilingual aphasia”
“Language intervention in multilingual aphasia”






Ulla Konnerup

Presentation title:
“Technology-mediated aphasia therapy”


Helena Taubner

Helena Taubner is a PhD student in Disability Research at  Halmstad University, Sweden. Her research interest is the intersection between language, disability and technology. Her PhD thesis, which she will defend during autumn 2019, is about stories of self when living with aphasia in a digitalised society.

Presentation title:
as a key to identity re-negotiation when living with post-stroke aphasia in a digitalised society”