June 9, 2010

Children draw talking: Art exhibition on tour

Children Draw Talking is an art exhibition of illustrations produced by 157 4- to 5-year-old children in the Sound Effects Study. 143 children who had difficulty talking and making speech sounds were invited to draw themselves talking to someone. The resulting drawings have been identified with six focal points, including enlarged ears on the listeners and smaller mouths on the speakers.
The art exhibition has already been shown at the opening session of the 2009 Speech Pathology Australia Conference in Adelaide and the 2009 Asia Pacific Speech Language Hearing Association Conference in Hawai'i.
In 2010 it has been shown in the following venues:

June 7 to 11, 2010: Johnson City, TN, USA
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) at the Slocumb Art Gallery
Receptions: June 10, Thursday, 5 p.m. and June 11, Friday, 11 a.m.

Lecture: June 10, 5:30 to 8 p.m. and June 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ball Hall Auditorium
Hosted by ETSU Center of Excellence in Early Childhood

Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA

June 23, 2010: Oslo, Norway
International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Assocation Conference
Approximately 200 people attended the opening session of the ICPLA conference and listened to a half hour presentation about our research with children and the background to the Children Draw Talking art exhibition. The exhibition was displayed throughout the conference.
ICPLA conference Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway

July: Bristol, United Kingdom
University of the West of England