Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Research Seminar in Dysphagia, Voice and Acquired Communication Disorders
Thursday, 30 March 2017 from 10:00 to 16:00 (IST)
The Department of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Postgraduate Research Seminar in Dysphagia, Voice and Acquired Communication Disorders
Thursday 30th March 2017
Innovation Academy, Foster Place, TCD.
Speech and language therapists, health and social care professionals (HSCPs) and students are all welcome to attend this free seminar.
Current postgraduate (MSc and PhD) students within our department will present their research on a range of topics relating to dysphagia, voice and acquired communication disorders. Topics will include:
- Decision-making in adults with cerebral palsy and dysphagia (Bronagh O'Hara, MSc student)
- Dysphagia in adults with solid malignancies outside of the head & neck and upper GI tract (Ciaran Kenny, PhD student)
- Treatment of acquired apraxia of speech: a review of the evidence (Jessica Molloy, MSc student)
- Use of carbonation to reduce aspiration and residue in adults with neurogenic dysphagia: a FEES study (Elaine Higgins, MSc student)
- An initial investigation of symptom clusters in individuals with muscle tension dysphonia (Angeline Tan, MSc student)
- Diagnostic accuracy of the pitch glide to predict swallow safety and efficiency and hyolaryngeal excursion during swallowing using videofluoroscopy (Sofia Maverna, MSc student)
- Understanding the true impact of aphasia on third party functioning and disability and its relationship with mental health difficulties (Rita Benhamed, MSc student)
- The prevalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia in adults presenting with temporomandibular disorders (Orla Gilheaney, PhD student)
- Interventions for primary progressive aphasia: a scoping review (Yara Inuy, MSc student)
- A therapeutic approach aimed at improving swallow function in people with idiopathic Parkinson’s disease (IPD) (Irene Battel, PhD student)
Attendance at this research seminar is free, but places are limited. Registration on Eventbrite is essential to confirm a place. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
Lunch will be very kindly sponsored by both Nutricia and Fresenius Kabi.