Narrative Language and Digital Literacy Around the World: Helping Clinicians Know What to Do

Dear Participants,

On the webspace of Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, we have the pleasure and honour to host a composium titled Narrative Language and Digital Literacy Around the World: Helping Clinicians Know What to Do. For the organisation of the composium, three partners have been collaborating: The IALP Child Language Committee, Cyprus University of Technology and Griffith University.

Due to the pandemic, since a face-to-face meeting was not wise, utilising a remote event was both necessary and innovative. Offering the composium virtually, allows renowned scientists to participate from all corners of the globe, both as speakers in asynchronous presentations and as discussants during real-time (synchronous) chats. Moreover, it enables researchers, students, professionals and parents, wherever they are, to be able to attend and participate in all the events.

Registered participants have the opportunity to attend 12 pre-recorded talks as listed in the programme at any time they wish from 14 to the 22nd of October, the period during which the conference runs. The pre-recorded presentations are released on the 14th of October 2021.

The online live chats take place on the days and at times specified in the programme. Registered participants can attend the chats to ask questions and discuss the application of the research. The conference organizers tried hard to offer the chats at a time accessible to participants around the world.  However, this is difficult.  If the chats are impossible to attend in your time zone, please do not hesitate to address your questions to the presenters via email. They are all pleased to answers and discuss all of your questions.

After watching the presentations and participating in the live discussions, please do not forget to spend a few minutes evaluating the conference's content. Your evaluation and feedback will be highly appreciated and help us to improve future events.

As you can see, an exciting program has been developed for this composium that will allow participants to reflect upon and jointly explore current and future research and clinical directions.  To put a composium of this magnitude together has not been a small task.  To that end, we want to thank all the Child Language Committee members. Special thanks to Professor Barbara Ehren formerly from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Central Florida and Jóhanna Thelma Einarsdóttir, a Professor in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Iceland who worked closely with us to organize the composium..  

We hope all the participants have a productive time at this composium.

 

Elena Theodorou, Assistant Professor

On behalf of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Cyprus University of Technology

Welcome message by Prof. Marleen Westerveld, Chair of Child Language Committee IALP

Narratives - Introduction by Prof. Jóhanna Thelma Einarsdóttir

Digital Literacy - Introduction by Prof. Barbara Ehren

Narrative Language and Digital Literacy Around the World: Helping Clinicians Know What to Do

Dear Participants,

On the webspace of Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Cyprus University of Technology, we have the pleasure and honour to host a composium titled Narrative Language and Digital Literacy Around the World: Helping Clinicians Know What to Do. For the organisation of the composium, three partners have been collaborating: The IALP Child Language Committee, Cyprus University of Technology and Griffith University.

Due to the pandemic, since a face-to-face meeting was not wise, utilising a remote event was both necessary and innovative. Offering the composium virtually, allows renowned scientists to participate from all corners of the globe, both as speakers in asynchronous presentations and as discussants during real-time (synchronous) chats. Moreover, it enables researchers, students, professionals and parents, wherever they are, to be able to attend and participate in all the events.

Registered participants have the opportunity to attend 12 pre-recorded talks as listed in the programme at any time they wish from 14 to the 22nd of October, the period during which the conference runs. The pre-recorded presentations are released on the 14th of October 2021.

The online live chats take place on the days and at times specified in the programme. Registered participants can attend the chats to ask questions and discuss the application of the research. The conference organizers tried hard to offer the chats at a time accessible to participants around the world.  However, this is difficult.  If the chats are impossible to attend in your time zone, please do not hesitate to address your questions to the presenters via email. They are all pleased to answers and discuss all of your questions.

After watching the presentations and participating in the live discussions, please do not forget to spend a few minutes evaluating the conference's content. Your evaluation and feedback will be highly appreciated and help us to improve future events.

As you can see, an exciting program has been developed for this composium that will allow participants to reflect upon and jointly explore current and future research and clinical directions.  To put a composium of this magnitude together has not been a small task.  To that end, we want to thank all the Child Language Committee members. Special thanks to Professor Barbara Ehren formerly from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Central Florida and Jóhanna Thelma Einarsdóttir, a Professor in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Iceland who worked closely with us to organize the composium..  

We hope all the participants have a productive time at this composium.

 

Elena Theodorou, Assistant Professor

On behalf of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Cyprus University of Technology

Welcome message by Prof. Marleen Westerveld, Chair of Child Language Committee IALP

Narratives - Introduction by Prof. Jóhanna Thelma Einarsdóttir

Digital Literacy - Introduction by Prof. Barbara Ehren