The program will be posted on this page in June. Meanwhile, given the large number of request we have been receiving for a program, we will keep this page updated on a weekly basis, with a list of the accepted abstracts as soon as we able to make a final decision. Please note that in order to make the final program and the conference proceedings, at least one of the authors of the abstract must register before mid-June.

The conference program includes three keynote speakers (already announced), three symposium (proposed themes, still currently under review: International Collaboration and Aphasia Research, Marian Brady (Chair), Glasgow Caledonian University, UK; Aphasia Rehabilitation in Multilingual Contexts:, Jose Centeno (Chair), St. John’s University, USA; Cognition and Aphasia, David Copland (Chair), University of Queensland, Australia). Each of the three days will include a keynote, a symposium and several oral and poster sessions.



Travis Threats – Horizontal Epidemiology and Acquired Neurogenic Communication Disorders

Chris Code – Title to be defined

Linda Worrall – Title to be defined

Oral and poster presentations

Change talk when talk has changed: theoretical and practical insights into motivational interviewing in aphasia Deborah Hersh; Rosemarie Newitt; Fiona Barnett
Self-administered aphasia rehabilitation targeting auditory comprehension; exploring feasibility and acceptance of ICT delivered rehabilitation Aine Kearns; Helen Kelly; Ian Pitt
The methodological quality of short-term/working memory treatments in post-stroke aphasia: A systematic review Lilla Zakarias; Helen Kelly; Christos Salis; Chris Code
Implementing a tailored behaviour change intervention to improve speech pathologists’ aphasia practices: Results of a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial Kirstine Shrubsole; Linda Worrall; Emma Power; Denise O’Connor
Exploring speech-language pathologists’ perspectives of aphasia self-management: A qualitative study Leana Nichol; Annie Hill; Sarah Wallace; Rachelle Pitt ; Amy Rodriguez
Speech-Language Pathologists Describe the Outcomes of Participating in a Community of Practice in Aphasia Rehabilitation Christine Gauvreau; Guylaine Dorze
Aphasia rehabilitation from a pragmatic-functional paradigm. A comparative study of two patients with different performance profiles in natural metalinguistic tasks Vicent Clari; C. Sacristan
Essential elements of Communication Partner Training – Can they be identified using the TIDieR checklist? Jytte Isaksen; Monica Johansson; Madeline Cruice; Simon Horton
What Do We Measure when We Assess Communication-Related Quality of Life in People with Aphasia? Jana Quinting; Carola Beer; Anna Rosenkranz; Kristina Jonas; Prisca Stenneken; Sandra Neumann
Prevalence of aphasia and co-occurrence of dysarthria: the UK Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme Claire Mitchell; Audrey Bowen; Matthew Gittins; Andy Vail; Paul Conroy; Lizz Paley; Benjamin Bray; Sarah Tyson
The (S)CAse of Denmark: Multi-site implementation of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA) Jytte Isaksen; Lise Jensen
Are Western Aphasia Battery aphasia classifications consistent across time, using different iterations of the assessment? Madeleine Pritchard; Lucy Dipper
A multimodal analysis of enactment in aphasia Rimke Groenewold; Elizabeth Armstrong
Evaluating communication partner training in aphasia: Considering qualitatively informed Randomised Controlled Trials (RCT) in an international context C. Jagoe; J. Isaksen; M. Cruice; A. Pais; A. Bowen
Low mood and depression after post-stroke aphasia: the preferences of people with aphasia within stepped psychological care Caroline Baker; Linda Worrall; Miranda Rose; Brooke Ryan
Applying Q methodology to understand people with aphasia’s views of therapeutic alliance construction in speech and language therapy Michelle Lawton; Gillian Haddock; Paul Conroy; Laura Serrant; Karen Sage
Effects of group size on conversation treatment outcomes: Results of standardized testing Elizabeth Hoover; Gayle DeDe; Edwin Maas
The relationship between the multidimensionality of aphasia and psycholinguistic features Reem Alyahya; Ajay Halai; Paul Conroy; Matthew Lambon Ralph
Predictors of the psychosocial wellbeing in young adults with aphasia vs young adults with developmental language disorder – A Systematic Review Vasiliki Kladouchou; Katerina Hilari; Nicola Botting
Using a Participatory Learning and Action (PLA) research approach to involve people with aphasia as co-researchers in service evaluation: An analysis of co-researchers’ experiences Ruth McMenamin;. Edel Tierney; Anne MacFarlane
Aphasia in culturally and linguistically diverse stroke patients in the acute hospital setting: Findings from a 12-month chart audit at a metropolitan Australian hospital Samantha Siyambalapitiya; Petrea Cornwell; Bronwyn Davidson; Tami Howe; Naomi Kalapac
Photography as a communicational and empowerment tool for People with Aphasia Dafna Olenik; Ronny Tuvia
Home-based, early rehabilitation after stroke: the perspectives of people with aphasia and healthcare professionals Ciara Shiggins; Simon Horton
Adapting and implementing an intervention for people with aphasia and their conversation partners; a Spanish context Estibaliz Terradillos; Ramon Higes
Symposium: Aphasia Rehabilitation in Multilingual Contexts Jose Centeno
The person with aphasia as text – a field trip in the archive Line Johansen; Karianne Berg
Social networking sites: barriers and facilitators to access for people with aphasia Abi Roper; Brian Grellmann; Tim Neate; Jane Marshall; Stephanie Wilson
Building the “Aphasia House”: A Pilot Study of the Needs of Persons with Aphasia Following Rehabilitation Adalie Nguyen; Guylaine Dorze; Louise Bourbonnais
Teaching speech-language pathology students about aphasia: An evidentiary comparison of instructional techniques Nidhi Mahendra
Speech and Language Therapists’ perspectives of ICT use in Aphasia Rehabilitation Aine Kearns; Helen Kelly; Rosemarie Hanafin
Autobiographical memory in aphasia: An exploratory study Madeleine Pritchard; Lucy Dipper; Christos Salis
Better Conversations with Primary Progressive Aphasia (BCPPA): Asking people with PPA and their families how speech and language therapists could support them to live well and maintain relationship Anna Volkmer; Aimee Spector; Suzanne Beeke
Comprehension and Production of Different Sentence Types in Turkish Speaking Non-fluent and Fluent Aphasics lknur Mavis; Selin Karali
Results of an international consensus meeting to develop a core outcome set for aphasia treatment research Sarah Wallace; Linda Worrall; Tanya Rose; Guylaine Dorze
Impact of daily item training on short- and long-term success of intensive cognitive-linguistic therapy in chronic aphasia Caterina Breitenstein; Stefanie Abel; Annette Baumgaertner; Christina Ruehmkorf; Klaus Willmes
Designing a communicatively accessible group yoga class for adults with aphasia post-stroke Kelsea Ross; Tami Howe; Lorienne Jenstad; Eavan Sinden
Features of semantic content expressed via gesture by people with aphasia Carola Beer; Katharina Hogrefe; Jan Ruiter
Better Conversations with Aphasia: What are the interactional challenges of Wernicke’s aphasia and how do people deal with them? Suzanne Beeke; Jane Maxim; Claudia Heilemann; Fiona Johnson; Firle Beckley; Nicola Sirman; Susan Edwards; Wendy Best
The impact of Better Conversations with Aphasia on current practice by UK speech and language therapists Suzanne Beeke; Nicola Sirman; Firle Beckley; Jane Maxim; Susan Edwards; Wendy Best
Stimulating communication? The combination of language therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) enhances improvement of functional communication and linguistic skills in patients with subacute aphasia Ilona Fessen; Ronja Hirschfeld; Alexander Thiel; Alexander Hartmann; Walter Huber; Bruno Fimm; Wolf Heiss; Prisca Stenneken
People with aphasia and health professionals report difficulty communicating with one another: Can a novel eHealth intervention help? Marcella Carragher; Robyn O’Halloran; Hilary Johnson; Nicholas Taylor; Torab Torabi; Miranda Rose
Evaluating the impact of practice conditions (randomized vs blocked) and schedule (distributed vs massed) on script training in aphasia Leora Cherney; Sarel Vuuren; Rachel Hitch; Rosalind Hurwitz; Rosalind Kaye
Aphasia Assessments: A Survey of Clinical and Research Settings Swathi Kiran; Leora Cherney; Aura Kagan; Katarina Haley; Sharon Antonucci; Myrna Schwartz; Audrey Holland; Nina Mackie
Support groups for people with aphasia: A national survey of third sector group facilitators Kathryn VandenBerg; Myzoon Ali; Madeline Cruice; Marian Brady
Report from ROMA: An update on the development of a core outcome set for aphasia research Sarah Wallace; Linda Worrall; T. Rose; G. Dorze; E. Kirke; D. Kolomeitz
Does constraint induced aphasia therapy or multimodal aphasia therapy lead to better outcomes for people with chronic post-stroke aphasia?: A review of latest evidence Miranda Rose; John Pierce; Maya Falkov; Robyn O’Halloran; Leanne Togher
Reading of everyday texts by people with aphasia: Do advance organisers help? Hanh Nguyen; Julie Morris; Janet Webster; Lyndsey Nickels
Personal Storytelling in Aphasia: a single case study of LUNA therapy Lucy Dipper; Madeline Cruice
How training to improve interactions with users having a communication disorder changed communication strategies used by adapted transport drivers Alexandra Tessier; Claire Croteau
Aphasia Awareness in Singapore Emily Guo; Sarah Lim
Validity and Reliability of The Activities and Participation Profile (TAPP) Inês Viana; Luis Jesus; Andreia Hall; Assuncao Matos
“It took the spark from him for a little while”: A case study on the psychological impact of parental stroke and aphasia on a young boy Brooke Ryan; Rachelle Pitt
Accessible goal setting in stroke rehabilitation for stroke survivors with aphasia: A narrative review Sophie Brown; Lesley Scobbie; Linda Worrall; Marian Brady
Well if he can do it, I can do it”: Speech-language pathologists’ perspectives on what helps with and what detracts from confidence in communication for people with post-stroke aphasia Alicia Tonello; Tami Howe; Paola Colozzo; Jeff Small
Event processing in agrammatic aphasia: Does language guide visual processing and similarity judgments? Efstathia Soroli
Does type of aphasia impact change on the Communication Confidence Rating Scale for Aphasia (CCRSA) Edna Babbitt; Patrick Semik; Allen Heinemann; Leora Cherney
Communicative Informativeness in Aphasia Janet Webster; Sarah Harrison; Julie Morris
Adaptation and validation of the Main Concept Analysis for native Japanese speakers Hitomi Yazu; Mariko Yoshino; Anthony Kong; Kazumi Kimura; Kimihiro Okubo
Language Assessment in Aphasia: An international survey of practice Julie Morris; Janet Webster
Development and progression of group cohesiveness in a singing programme for people with post stroke aphasia: An evaluation study using video analysis Mark Tarrant; Chris Code; Nathan Carter; Mary Carter; Raff Calitri
Delivering storytelling intervention in the virtual world of EVA Park Marcella Carragher; Richard Talbot; Niamh Devane; Miranda Rose; Jane Marshall
Clinical educators’ experiences teaching Speech-Language Pathology students to work with people with aphasia Eavan Sinden
Communicative efficiency and executive function in normally aging and older adults with a mild acquired brain injury Megan Loughnane; Laura Murray
Using a non-immersive virtual reality approach to assess cognition in post-stroke aphasia: Validating the Cognitive Assessment for Aphasia App (C3A) Kylie Wall; Toby Cumming; Sebastian Koenig; David Copland
Memory limitations after stroke and stroke-related aphasia: Evidence from a systematic review of patient-reported memory measures Christos Salis; Laura Murray; Jet Vonk
Semantic Memory for Objects, Actions & Events in Colombian People with Aphasia Yina Quique; Haley Dresang; Michael Dickey
Assessing Discourse in Aphasia: Creating a principled inventory of available discourse measurement tools, for clinical and research use Lucy Dipper; Madeleine Pritchard
Addressing the challenge of capturing conversation for busy clinicians and/or researchers: Evaluation of BOMPA (Basic Outcome Measure Protocol for Aphasia) Aura Kagan; Nina Mackie; Charles Victor
Normative Study of a Multilingual Aphasia Screening Test in Singapore Emily Guo; Siti Khairiyah; Jamil Calvin; Jun Lam; Susan Liow
The effects of a conversational intervention aiming to increase pleasant moments in conversation in a dyad in which one member has severe aphasia Claire Croteau; Paméla Morin; Guylaine Dorze; Martine Pen
The nature and piloting of a tool to screen for acquired communication disorders in Aboriginal Australians after brain injury: exploring culturally valid assessment to improve rehabilitation pathways Elizabeth Armstrong; Natalie Ciccone; Deborah Hersh; Meaghan McAllister; Judith Katzenellenbogen; Sandra Thomspon; Leon Flicker; Juli Coffin; Colleen Hayward; Deborah Woods
Intensive Cognitive-Communication Rehabilitation for College-bound Young Adults with Brain Injury Natalie Gilmore; Lindsey Foo; Swathi Kiran
Executive control is a positive predictor of treatment maintenance following anomia therapy Tijana Simic; Elizabeth Rochon