May 9, 2015

European CPLOL conference in Florence, Italy

The European CPLOL conference was held in Florence, Italy on 8-9 May. There were 600 attendees from 4 continents representing more than 32 countries and 25 different languages. The keynote speakers included:
  • Dorothy Bishop (United Kingdom) Why do some children find language so hard to learn?
  • Virginia Volterra (Italy) From action to language: Recent theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence
  • Jois Stansfield (United Kingdom) Education, effective practice and ethics in speech and language therapy
I presented the following paper: McLeod, S. (2015, May). Intelligibility in Context Scale: A screening tool for multilingual children in 60 languages.
I enjoyed talking with colleagues from around the globe and walking around this beautiful city.
CPLOL opening session
Sharynne with the Duomo in the Tuscan sunshine
Speech Fairy (May Bernhardt) and Sharynne at CPLOL
Turkish friends: Ilknur Mavis, Pinar Ege, Sharynne, Seyhun Topbas
CPLOL conference dinner at the Palazzo Borghese