August 19, 2016

Visiting NUI Galway

NUI Galway
This week I have had the pleasure of visiting the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway. During my visit we  discussed research, ideas for writing a book, and the use of our research within their speech and language therapy curriculum. I have enjoyed my discussions with Dr Rena Lyons (head of the department), Dr Mary-Pat O'Malley, Clare Carroll, and summer research scholar Ciara McKay. We also went to the NUI television studio and recorded vodcasts to be used in the masters' teaching program on topics such as multilingualism, ICF, Intelligibility in Context Scale, and working with families. Dr Rena Lyons also took us on a tour of the Connemara, which included a spectacular walk on the Mám Éan trail through the Maumturk Mountains of Connemara.
Clare Carroll, Rena Lyons, Mary-Pat O'Malley, and Sharynne at the NUI TV studio
Sharynne and Ciara McKay discussing SSD definitions and intervention
David, Sharynne and Rena visiting the Connemara