LINGUIST List 27.1697

Tue Apr 12 2016

Summer Schools: Aphasia Assessment, Treatment and Recovery/Russia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 11-Apr-2016
From: Anna Laurinavichyute <>
Subject: Aphasia Assessment, Treatment and Recovery/Russia
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Host Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Coordinating Institution: National Research University Higher School of Economics

Dates: 02-Jul-2016 - 04-Jul-2016
Location: Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Focus: The school will be dedicated to the approaches of aphasia assessment and rehabilitation.
Minimum Education Level: BA

The purpose of the school is to continue an annual scientific and educational program in the experimental studies of language and to create an academic environment for discussion of scientific ideas, clinical applications and the latest achievements in the field. This year the school will be devoted to various assessment and treatment approaches to aphasia, including aspects of clinical application and research. Lectures will be provided by such esteemed world-renowned speakers as Audrey Holland (University of Arizona), Brooke Hallowell (Ohio University), Nina Dronkers (University of California) and Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen).

What to expect?

The school program will include three days of invited talks and one poster session. The first day will focus on how approaches to aphasia management have evolved over the course of the last 50 years, including general strategies for the assessment of individuals with aphasia (Hallowell) and methods in contemporary evidence-based practice (Ivanova). The second day of the school will be split between two topics. First, neuroimaging methods and their role in assessment and treatment of neurogenic language disorders will be discussed (Dronkers), followed by a detailed presentation of social approaches to aphasia rehabilitation (Holland). The third day will be dedicated to specific linguistic assessment and treatment approaches (Bastiaanse) and the process of adapting treatment protocols into a new language (Akinina). Over the course of three days, attendees will learn about basic concepts of evidence-based practice, assessment and treatment methodology, gain in-depth knowledge about different types of contemporary treatment approaches to aphasia and clinical application of specific therapies, as well as recent advances in understanding the neural underpinnings of language recovery. The expertise of the invited Russian and foreign experts guarantees the high quality of the training.

Who should be interested?

The program will be of interest to professionals and students in the fields of Speech Pathology, Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience, and Linguistics as well as to all interested in the neural bases of language, neurogenic language disorders, neurorehabilitation and speech-language therapy for people with neurogenic language and cognitive disorders.

Poster session:

In addition to the invited talks, a poster session will be held during the school. The purpose of the poster session is to provide an informal platform for scientists, clinicians and students to network and exchange ideas, share information and expertise on current clinical and research developments in the field of neurolinguistics, and take away new insights to implement in their own work. We invite all participants to submit abstracts to participate in the poster session. Submissions are invited on all topics related to the neural aspects of language functioning and impairment, assessment and treatment. Example topics include, but are not limited to:

- Aphasia
- Neurogenic communication disorders
- Speech pathology and therapy
- Language development and neuroplasticity
- Electrophysiology of language
- Neuroimaging of language
- Neurosurgery and language

Abstracts must be written in English and limited to 500 words (excluding the references and the title). Abstracts will be selected on the basis of the clarity of research, the soundness of methodology and the contribution to the field. Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee, so please do not include any identifying information in the body of the abstract. There will be no printed proceedings. Abstracts can be submitted via the registration form. Submissions sent by e-mail will not be reviewed.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Tuition: 14 EUR
Registration: 11-Apr-2016 to 01-Jun-2016
Contact Person: Anna Laurinavichyute

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Participants are encouraged to submit their abstracts for poster session, but it is not obligatory.

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