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Technological applications in aphasia therapy




Speaker: Professor Jane Marshall, Language and Communication Sciences, School of Health Sciences, City University London

Digital technology is not only pervasive in everyday life, but is increasingly applied in aphasia remediation. It offers opportunities for intensive and autonomous practice on language tasks, and can help individuals to compensate for their difficulties. Service providers can extract efficiency savings, for example through the remote delivery of treatments.

This presentation will briefly review the literature about technological applications in aphasia therapy. It will present recent work at City University London that has explored novel applications of technology, including the creation of a virtual communication environment for people with aphasia.

Jane Marshall qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1987. She worked in the aphasia unit of Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup before undertaking a PhD, which explored sentence processing impairments in aphasia.

Her post-doctoral research has investigated numerous aspects of aphasia, including jargon aphasia, the use of non verbal modalities in remediation, bilingual aphasia, and aphasia in users of British Sign Language. Her current research is investigating technological applications in aphasia therapy.

Find out more about the EVA Park project. This is a multi-user virtual world that gives people with aphasia unique opportunities to practice their speech and establish social connections.

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1.00pm - 2.15pmThursday 22nd October 2015

Convocation Suite (HLG01) Centenary Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Doria Pilling

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 8992 4302

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