Successful professorial exchange for the Discipline of Speech Pathology
2 March 2011
The Discipline of Speech Pathology was proud to host Dr Karla McGregor, professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders fromthe University of Iowa from the January 31 to February 11, 2011.
Dr McGregor's visit was supported by an International Program Development Fund Professorial Exchange Grant and The Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr McGregor achieved much during her brief visit including collaboration with academics in the Kid's Talk Lab (Dr Natalie Munro,Dr Elise Baker, Dr Kimberley Docking and Dr Joanne Arciulifrom the Discipline of Speech Pathology) on a study about the cues that influence typically developing toddlers' abilities to learn new words.
She also presented a one-hour seminar on the role of sleep in word learning and a two-hour seminar for speech pathologists on word learning and teaching, in addition to many conversations with honours, master's and doctoral students about research, writing, grants and much more. Dr Munro will continue the professorial exchange with a visit to Dr McGregor's word learning lab at The University of Iowa in June.
Contact: Natalie Munro
Phone: 02 9351 9880