Please note that changes in the programme are possible.

Day 1: Thursday 13th June
From goals to the wellbeing and assessment and treatment of impairments

08:30–10:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Exhibitions opens
10:00–10:40 Welcome
10:40–11:40 Session 1, chair: Pirkko Rautakoski
  • 10:40–11:00 Observations from a collaborative aphasia goal pool, Associate Prof. Katarina Haley (University of North Carolina, USA)
  • 11:00–11:20 CIAT: Where impairment meets Wellbeing, Dr. Angela Cream (Osborne Park Hospital, Australia)
  • 11:20–11:40 ”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)
11:40–13:00 Lunch
13:00–13:50 Session 2, chair: Minna Laakso
  • 13:00–13:30 Barriers and facilitators to undertaking discourse analysis in the aphasia rehabilitation clinical setting, Associate Prof. Madeline Cruice (City, University of London, UK)
  • 13:30–13:50 Characterising the nature of discourse treatment in aphasia rehabilitation, Dr. Lucy Dipper (City, University of London, UK)
13:50–15:30 Coffee break, Exhibitions and Poster Session 1
15:30–16:10 Session 2 continues, chair: Minna Laakso
  • 15:30–15:50 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)
  • 15:50–16:10 The development of MakeWrite: A constrained creativity app for people with aphasia, Dr. Abi Roper (City, University of London, UK)
16:10 Closing of the day
18:30–20:00 City of Turku Welcome Reception


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

08:00–09:00 Registration
09:00–12:00 Session 3, chair: Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka
  • 09:00–09:45 Keynote 1: Aphasia telerehabilitation research and visions of new models of care, Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • 09:45–10:00 Break
  • 10:00–10:45 Keynote 1: Implementation considerations in telerehabilitation in aphasia, Dr. Annie Hill (University of Queensland, Australia)
  • 10:45–11:15 Aphasia telerehabilitation in Finland, MA Johanna Naamanka (Coronaria, Finland)
  • 11:15–12:00 Technology-mediated aphasia therapy, Assistant Professor Ulla Konnerup (Aalborg University, Denmark)
12:00–13:15 Lunch
13:15–14:15 Session 4, chair: Anu Klippi
  • 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, Prof. Matti Lehtihalmes (University of Oulu, Finland)
14:15–15:15 Coffee break and Poster Session 2
15:15–16:25 Session 4 continues, chair: Anu Klippi
  • 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, SLT Katie Monnelly (City, University of London, UK)
18:00–19:00 A guided tour at the Aboa Vetus Museum for those attending the conference dinner
19:00–23:30 Conference dinner (M Kitchen Restaurant). Pre-registration is required.


Day 3: Saturday 15th June
Bilingualism and flow experiences

08:45–09:00  Good morning and overview of the day
09:00–12.45 Session 5, chair: Matti Laine
  • 09:00–09:45  Keynote 2: Aphasia and the multilingual brain, Prof. Mira Goral (City University of New York, USA; University of Oslo, Norway)
  • 09:45–10:30 Keynote 3: Language assessment in multilingual aphasia, Dr. Monica Norvik (University of Oslo, Norway; Statped, Norway; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • 10:30–11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00–11:45  Keynote 3: Language intervention in multilingual aphasia, Dr. Monica Norvik (University of Oslo, Norway; Statped, Norway; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
  • 11:45–12:05 Flow experiences: What does ‘being absorbed in the moment’ look like among individuals with aphasia? Assistant Prof., Thomas W. Sather (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire, USA)
12:05–12.45 Closing discussion and announcement of the next conference
12:45 Take-away lunch