June 21, 2014

Thank you Thóra and Thórunn

Thora Másdóttir (Þóra Másdóttir) is the Clinical Director of the National Hearing and Speech Institute of Iceland. She invited me to work with her and to present workshops to the Icelandic Association of Speech and Language Therapists (Félag talmeinafræðinga á Íslandi). She is a wonderful advocate for Iceland, has developed many resources including speech and language assessments, children's books, journal articles and book chapters. She has been my host during my visit to Reykjavik - and I cannot thank her enough for her generosity and hospitality.
Eyrún and Thóra discussing their children's book
and three dimensional speech intervention technique
Thórunn Halldórsdóttir (Þórunn Halldórsdóttir) is the President of the Icelandic Association of Speech and Language TherapistsThórunn assisted Thóra to organise my time in Iceland, and hosted a wonderful dinner at Grillmarkaðurinn on Friday night.
Thóra and Thórunn took me sightseeing on Saturday. We visited Thingvellir, Geysir, Gullfoss, and Eyrarbakki (the Golden Circle). Iceland is a beautiful place - and Thóra and Thórunn managed to organise rainbows, geysir eruptions, and sunshine just at the right times!
Thórunn, Thóra, and Sharynne at Gullfoss (note the rainbow)
Thóra, and Sharynne at Thingvellir where Icelandic parliament began in AD930
Strokkur Geysir