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Silence, Communication and Society

A symposium focusing on autobiographical accounts from people who have challenged silence.



  • Date:
    • Tuesday 30 April 2019
  • Time:
    • 14.00 - 17.00
  • Venue:
    • Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building
  • Booking:
    • Booking required

About this event:

Speakers include:

  • Dr Kate Allatt (D Litt), who has recovered from Locked In Syndrome, will provide a personal perspective into how she used blinking to communicate to family and hospital staff and how she now advocates for patient centred care.
  • The Forget-Me-Nots Organisation (directed by Norah Walsh) is an inclusive community choir for older people, family, friends and neighbours and is especially welcoming to those affected by dementia and memory loss.
  • Francesca Martinez describes herself as a wobbly comedian, writer and speaker who is an active disability advocate. She will share insights into defying expectations, winning against the odds and overcoming physical and psychological barriers.
  • Speaker(s) from Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies will discuss changing communication needs in modern society.

Event Facilitator:

Julie Regan is an Assistant Professor in Speech and Language Pathology in the Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies. She is involved in the development of the Trinity College Dublin Dysphagia Centre, which is the only university based multidisciplinary dysphagia research centre in Ireland.