Nordic Aphasia Online Event

This joint Nordic Aphasia Online Event 2021 is scheduled for June 10th, 2021 under the slogan: Sharing our views: Perspectives on aphasia practice and research. We encourage everyone, interested in aphasia research and practice to save the date, and join us online.


10.00 Opening remarks by Norway

10.10 Denmark

  • Staff experiences of communication with patients with TBI: An interview study, by Iben Christensen, University of Copenhagen
  • Making health care accessible for people with aphasia through co-production, by Jytte Isaksen, University of Southern Denmark
  • Communication with health care staff: Perceptions of patients with aphasia, by Dorthe Hansen and Lisbeth Frølund Kristensen, Hammel Neurocenter and University of Southern Denmark

10.55 Break

11.10 Finland

  • Creating the first Finnish guidelines for aphasia therapy, by Sanna Lemmetyinen, Siun sote Siilainen Rehabilitation Center; University of Eastern Finland; University of Helsinki
  • New word learning and aphasia recovery during the first year post-stroke, by Leena Tuomiranta, University of Helsinki
  • Age is not just a number: Language skills and associated background variables in very old (Finnish) speakers, by Sonja Alantie, University of Turku

11.55 Lunch

12.40 Norway

  • Associations between initial stroke severity, lesion size, lesion location and aphasia one year post-stroke, by candidate Hedda Døli, Statped, National service for special needs education
  • A Narrative Approach to Working with Primary Progressive Aphasia: A case study, by Monica Norvik1.2,3 and Ingvild Winsnes1, Statped1, National service for special needs education; MultiLing2, University of Oslo; NTNU3
  • Telepractice: Practical tips for rehabilitation of individuals with aphasia, Iselin Partee, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

13.25 Break

13.40 Sweden

  • Assessment of executive function in people with severe aphasia, by Camilla Olsson, Uppsala University
  • Aphasia and computer-based spelling support, by Ingrid Henriksson, University of Gothenburg
  • Multimodal intensive rehabilitation of aphasia and apraxia of speech after stroke, by Marika Schütz, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

14.25 Break

14.40 Iceland

  • Quality of Life in Aphasia, by Sigfús H. Kristinsson, University of South Carolina
  • Predicting Language Outcome and Recovery after Stroke, by Helga Thors, Landspitali-The National University Hospital of Iceland; University of Iceland
  • Speech Entrainment in Broca's Aphasia: A case study, by Þórunn H. Halldórsdóttir, Reykjalundur Rehabilitation Centre; University of Iceland

15.25 Closing remarks by Iceland

Poster session

In conjunction with the online event, there will be an asynchronous poster session. Further information about the poster session will be announced on the Nordic Aphasia website and on its Facebook event.

Practical information

Time zone: CET

Free of charge but you must sign up before 7thJune, event registration.


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