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Communication Disability & Participation Research Seminar Series: October 2...

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We are delighted to announce two new communication disability seminars for October 2017. Please join us for these free informative seminars on the latest research.

Friday 6 October, 12.30-2pm, Room 3.20, Brooks Building:

Prof Lindy McAllistair: "Challenging assumptions, overcoming barriers and harnessing benefits in student practice-based education placements: using and creating an evidence base"

Professor Lindy McAllister is a speech pathologist with a PhD in clinical education and supervision. Lindy has just completed a five year term as Associate Dean for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney. She was also for two years academic lead in the university-wide Office of Clinical Education Support, servicing all seven faculties with health degrees. Lindy is now the Professor of Work Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She has worked across the health professions in various leadership and capacity building roles in Australia and internationally.

Abstract: In her seminar, Lindy will examine some of the myths and assumptions held by practice based placement supervisors and their employers about the largely negative impact of students on sites, supervisors and patient/care reviews the existing and emerging evidence base that might counter these negative views. Models of placement and supervision that are more pedagogically sound and efficient than traditional models, and which can make important contributions to service development and patient care will be presented.

Friday 20 October, 1-2pm, Room 3.20, Brooks Building:

Dr Rena Lyons: "Giving voice to children with speech and language disorders: insights into the lives of children from their own perspectives"

Dr. Rena Lyons is a Senior Lecturer in NUI Galway, Ireland. Rena qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1987. Her clinical work was primarily with children. In 2003 she took up an academic post in NUI Galway. She completed her PhD in 2014 on the topic ‘identity and meaning-making in children with speech and language disorders’. Rena uses qualitative methodologies to explore the experiences of children with speech and language disorders. She is also interested in parental experiences. She is involved in a European COST action project called ‘Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond - a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language’.

Abstract: There is evidence to suggest that speech and language disorders can have an impact on many aspects of children’s lives e.g., academic performance, relationships, and well-being. However, the voice of children themselves is relatively sparse in the literature. This seminar will focus on three topics: reasons for listening to the voice of children with speech and language disorders, what we can learn about identity construction and resilience from children’s stories, and methods we can use to listen to the voice of children with speech and language disorders.

Places on these seminars are limited, so please book your tickets to guarantee a place. For more information and to join our mailing list for future seminars, please contact: Dr Christina Sotiropoulou C.Sotiropoulou.Drosopoulou@mmu.ac.uk or Dr Yvonne Lynch Yvonne.lynch@mmu.ac.uk.


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