Continuing Professional Development
Department of Clinical Speech & Language Studies
*** DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN SEPTEMBER***
'HANDS ON: CREATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SIGNERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES'
Dr. Nicola Grove
This seminar will explore the acquisition and use of manual sign in children with developmental disabilities. Using research from sign language development, strategies that have proved effective in the management of communication in children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and language disorders will be explored.
Date: 12th February 2014
Time: 18.00 - 20.00
Venue: Room 103-104 Dept of Clinical Speech & Language Studies, 7-9 South Leinster Street.
Nicola Grove, Ph.D., worked for the Makaton Vocabulary Development Project for ten years, specialising in sign language research. She has written and edited several publications in this field. Her most recent work has been in narrative and storytelling,
'Move away from strengthening and skill training in swallowing rehabilitation'
Dr Maggie Lee Huckabee
Maggie-Lee Huckabee, Ph.D is senior lecturer in the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Canterbury and senior researcher at the Van der Veer Institute for Parkinson's and Brain Research in Christchurch, New Zealand. Her research interests focus on the complexities of behaviourally-driven neural adaptation and biomechanical change leading to swallowing recovery. Dr. Huckabee has numerous publications in dysphagia and has been a significant support to the M.Sc. Clinical Speech and Language Studies program since it began in 2004. We are delighted and honoured that she has agreed to ‘kick off’ our 10 Year anniversary celebrations with this evening session.
Date: 16th October 2014