Programme

Confirmed speakers

Multilingualism and aphasia:

  • Prof. Jubin Abutalebi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Italy)
  • Dr. Monica Norvik (University of Oslo; Statped, Department of Speech and Language Disorders; Department of Language and Literature, NTNU, Norway)

Technology-mediated aphasia therapy:

  • Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • Prof. Ulla Konnerup (Aalborg University, Denmark)
  • PhD Student Helena Taubner (Halmstad University, Sweden)
  • Prof. Matti Lehtihalmes (University of Oulu, Finland)
  • Speech and Language Therapist, MA, Johanna Naamanka (Coronaria, Finland)

Preliminary conference programme

Please note that changes to the programme are possible and the titles of the presentations will be confirmed soon.

 

Day 1: Thursday 13th June, Multilingual aphasia

08:30 – 10:00 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Exhibition begins

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome

10:30 – 11:15 Bilingualism: Part I, Associate Professor Jubin Abutalebi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy)

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:30 Bilingualism: Part II, Associate Professor Jubin Abutalebi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy)

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Assessment of multilingual aphasia, Dr. Monica Norvik (MultiLing, University of Oslo, Norway)

14:30 – 15:45 Coffee break, Exhibitions and Poster Session 1

15:45 – 16:30 Treatment of multilingual aphasia, Dr. Monica Norvik (MultiLing, University of Oslo, Norway)

16:30 – 16:50 Dysgraphia after stroke: How do people with aphasia experience loss of writing, and can a compensatory technology intervention help? Dr. Becky Moss (City, University of London, UK)

16:50 – 17:10 The development of MakeWrite: A constrained creativity app for people with aphasia, Dr. Abi Roper (City, University of London, UK)

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Walk to the Turku City Hall (Address: Aurakatu 2)

18:30-20:00 City of Turku Welcome Reception (Turku City Hall). Salad buffet included for all preregistered attendees.

 

Day 2: Friday 14th June, Telerehabilitation and technology in aphasia therapy

08:00 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:45 Telerehabilitation in aphasia, Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland, Australia)

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:45 Telerehabilitation in aphasia, Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland, Australia)

10:45 – 11:15 Aphasia telerehabilitation in Finland, MA, Speech pathologist Johanna Naamanka (Coronaria, Finland)

11:15 – 12.00 Technology-mediated aphasia therapy, Assistant Professor Ulla Konnerup (Aalborg University, Denmark)

12:00 – 13:15 Lunch

13:15 – 13:45 Delivering group support for people with aphasia through EVA Park, Prof. Jane Marshall (City, University of London, UK)

13:45 – 14:15 Aphasia rehabilitation in virtual reality, Professor Matti Lehtihalmes (University of Oulu, Finland)

14:15 – 15:15 Coffee break and Poster Session 2

15:15 – 15:45 Multimodality as a key to identity re-negotiation when living with post-stroke aphasia in a digitalised society, PhD Student Helena Taubner (Halmstad University, Sweden)

15:45 – 16:05 Social media usability study with people with aphasia, Associate Prof. Madeline Cruice (City, University of London, UK)

16:05 – 16:25 Exploring the relationship between reported levels of technology use and demographic, cognitive and linguistic factors for people with aphasia, TBA

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19:00-23:30 Conference dinner (M Kitchen Restaurant in the Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, street address:  Itäinen Rantakatu 4–6).  Please note that we have reserved 60 seats. Preregistration and payment (65 euro per person) are needed. For more details, please see the conference website (www.nac2019.fi).

 

Day 3: Saturday 15th June, From aphasia goals and assessment to treatment and flow experiences

09:00 – 09:10 Good morning and overview of the day

09:10 – 09:30 Observations from a collaborative aphasia goal pool, Associate Prof. Katarina Haley (University of North Carolina, USA)

09:30 – 09:50 ”Sopp-kopp-topp” – Experience from the validation of the Norwegian version of the Diagnostic Instrument for Apraxia of Speech (DIAS), Associate Prof. Melanie Kirmess (University of Oslo; Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway)

09:50 – 10:10 CIAT: Where impairment meets Wellbeing, Dr. Deborah West (Osborne Park Hospital, Australia)

10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 – 11:10 Barriers and facilitators to undertaking discourse analysis in the aphasia rehabilitation clinical setting, Associate Prof. Madeline Cruice (City, University of London, UK)

11:10 – 11:30 Characterising the nature of discourse treatment in aphasia rehabilitation, Dr. Lucy Dipper (City, University of London, UK)

11:30 – 11:50 Flow experiences: What does ‘being absorbed in the moment’ look like among individuals with aphasia? Assistant Prof., PhD, CCC-SLP, Thomas W. Sather (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire, USA)

11:50 – 12:20 Closing discussion and announcement of the next conference

12:20 Take-away lunch