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Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies


Analysing Conversation in People with Dysarthria *Limited number of places available for this course*

Dr Steven Bloch

This study day aims to develop SLT clinicians’ skills in examining the abilities and challenges encountered by people with dysarthria and their communication partners in conversation; to link the information obtained from conversation analysis, to plan intervention for people with dysarthria and their communication partners, and to increase their confidence in applying conversation based methods to everyday clinical interaction.

Dr Steven Bloch is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders. His research is focused on an examination of acquired progressive speech disorders in everyday conversation. Using the principles of conversation analysis this research investigates features of naturally occurring interaction produced by people with motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease in conversation at home with family members. The outcome will include the development of a dysarthria interaction profile tool for health professional use. This research is supported by a Department of Health National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) post-doctoral fellowship award (2009- 2013).

Date: 6th November 2014

Time: 09:30-16:30

Venue: Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 7-9 South Leinster St, Dublin 2

Cost: €50

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