September 19, 2014

Visitors from Slovenia

We have welcomed two visitors from Slovenia to Bathurst over the past few days. Dr Damjana Kogovšek, is a lecturer in speech and language therapy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ljubljana, and Alenka Vidmar a speech and language therapist who works at Kindergarten Kekec in Grosuplje. Damjana collaborated with her colleague Martina Ozbič to translate the Intelligibility in Context Scale into Slovenian and they have published a paper about the use of the ICS in Slovenia:
Kogovšek, D., & Ozbič, M. (2013). Lestvica razumljivosti govora v vsakdanjem življenju: slovenščina. Komunikacija, 2(3), 28-34.
While they have been here they have met with my PhD students, Ben Pham and Sarah Verdon. They visited the Bathurst Early Childhood Intervention Service (BECIS). We have discussed future research regarding the Slovenian ICS. They also have seen 51 kangaroos close to Charles Sturt University!
Sharynne McLeod, Damjana Kogovšek, Alenka Vidmar, and Ben Pham
At Bathurst's King's Parade L-R: Ninh, Minh, Damjana, Alenka, Sharynne
Four of the 51 kangaroos we spotted