Program SLT Congress 2024

Understanding each other


Opening ceremony
Keynote speach Wiebke Scharff Rethfeldt

Wiebke Scharff Rethfeldt
Professor of SLT, director of Therapeutic Sciences in SLT program at the Hochschule Bremen, Germany

Assessment of Developmental Language Disorder in Multilingual Children - Access Barriers to SLT Service Provision and Recommendations for Recommendations for Overcoming them

Coffee break
Oral presentation Sini Smolander

Sini Smolander

MA, speech and language therapist, university teacher and PhD candidate in logopedics, Finland

Effects of Age of Onset and Exposure on L2 Vocabulary in Sequentially Bilingual Children with TD and DLD

Oral presentation Eva-Kristina Salameh

Eva-Kristina Salameh

SLP and a PhD (medical faculty), Sweden

Assessment and intervention for bilingual children with DLD

Oral presentation Sini Smolander

Sini Smolander

MA, speech and language therapist, university teacher and PhD candidate in logopedics, Finland

Sentence Comprehension and L2 Exposure Effects in 6-Year-Old Sequentially Bilingual Children with Typical Development and Developmental Language Disorder

Lunch break
Oral presentation Riikka Ullakonoja

Riikka Ullakonoja

PhD, Docent, Postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Applied Language Studies at the University of Jyväskylä

Development of reading and writing skills of heritage speakers of Russian in

Finland – evidence from applied linguistic research

Oral presentation Elin Thordardottir

Elin Thordardottir

PhD., SLP – Audiologist, professor at McGill University in Montreal, an adjunct professor at the University of Iceland

Multilingualism in different societal contexts: Rethinking some key concepts in bilingualism and multilingualism

Oral presentation Olivia Hadjadj

Olivia Hadjadj

PhD student at the University of Geneva, SLT, Switzerland

Dynamic Assessment of Narrative Skills for Identifying Developmental Language Disorder in Monolingual and Bilingual French-Speaking Children 

Coffe break
Keynote speach Lemmietta McNeilly

Lemmietta G. McNeilly

Ph.D., Chief Staff Officer ASHA, CCC-SLP, FASAE, CAE, FNAP, USA

Competencies SLPs Need to Work Effectively with Multilingual Individuals and Their Families


Oral presentation Tiia Õun/Reili Argus

Tiia Õun

PhD, Director of School of Education at Tallinn University, Estonia

Reili Argus

PhD, Professor, Tallinn University, School of Humanities, Estonia

Transition to Estonian-language education from the perspective of supporting pupils` language development

Workshop Virve- Anneli Vihman/Adele Vaks

Virve-Anneli Vihman

Associate Professor of Psycholinguistics at the University of Tartu's Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics, Estonia

Adele Vaks

PhD student at the University of Tartu’s Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics, Estonia

KaLaKe: Developing a diagnostic tool for multilingual language assessment in Estonian

Coffe break
Oral presentation Signhild Skogdal/Carolina Caggiano

Signhild Skogdal

SLT and associate professor at UiT the Arctic university of Norway

Carolina Caggiano

Mother of 4 children, the eldest of whom, Isabella, is an AAC-user, Norway

AAC and multilingualism: A Norwegian teenager with severe speech impairment and cerebral palsy

Oral presentation Johanna Einarsdottir

Jóhanna Thelma Einarsdóttir

Professor and a program director at the University of Iceland, in School of Education and School of Health Science, Iceland

The epidemiology of stuttering and multilingual groups

Lunch break
Oral presentation Sean Pert

Sean Pert

Chair of the Royal College of SLT, Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester, Consultant SLT for the Indigo Gender Service, UK

Speech Sound Disorders (SSD) in a bilingual context

Oral presentation Annick Comblain

Annick Comblain

Professor of Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Liège, Belgium

Bilingualism and intellectual developmental disorders: heresy, utopia, or possible reality?

Oral presentation Abhijeet Patra

Abhijeet Patra

PhD, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Cognate Picture Naming in Bilingual Aphasia

Coffe break
Keynote speach Michel Paradis

Michel Paradis

PhD (McGill U.), PhD (U. de Montréal), Canada

Contribution of procedural and declarative memory to multilingual language therapy

Closing ceremony
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