August 14, 2013

Speech and language in Turkey

This week I am visiting Professor Seyhun Topbaş and colleagues at Dilkom, Anadolu University, Eskişehir,  Turkey. Seyhun founded the speech-language pathology program in Turkey, and it is wonderful to finally visit her department. I have known Seyhun for many years and have continually been impressed by her research and ability to develop assessments and interventions for Turkish children.

On Wednesday I gave an invited presentation titled "Children's speech acquisition around the world" then worked with a group of speech-language pathologists to review the Turkish version of the International Speech Screen.
Staff and students who attended the presentation titled
"Children's speech acquisition around the world"

Sharynne with Professor Seyhun Topbaş at Dilkom
Dr Esra Ertan and Prof Seyhun Topbaş in the Student Union Building
View across Eskişehir from Anadolu University
Group therapy room in the Dilkom clinic
Turkish speech and language assessments created at Dilkom