January 13, 2011

Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing, Christchurch, New Zealand

The 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Speech, Language and Hearing was conducted from 11-14 January. It was held at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. The program listed around 120 papers from 23 different countries. Here are the papers my colleagues and I presented:
  • McLeod, S. Crosslinguistic speech acquisition in Australia.
  • McLeod, S. Becoming bilingual: Children’s insights about sequential bilingualism.
  • McLeod, S. & Baker, E. Australian speech pathologists’ assessment and analysis practices for children with speech sound disorders from English and non-English backgrounds.
  • McCormack, J., Harrison, L. J., McLeod, S. & McAllister, L. A population study of children identified with communication concerns in early childhood: Parent, teacher and child reported outcomes at school-age.
  • Crowe, K., McLeod, S. & Ching, T. Oral languages and communication modes used by children with hearing loss in Australia.
I particularly enjoyed listening to the key note address provided by Kathy Lee (Chinese University of Hong Kong) titled: "When a SLP meets a psychometrician: The journey of constructing assessment tools"

Conference website

Professors Manwa Ng (Hong Kong), Nan Mai Wang (Taiwan), Kathy Lee (Hong Kong), and Sharynne

Kate Crowe, Jane McCormack, Sharynne in New Zealand