On the ERFCON conference – 9th International Conference of the Faculty of Education and Rehabilitation Sciences of the University of Zagreb a poster on the project of the Assissting Better Communication ABC was presented by the project team.
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In June, 2017 3 days workshop was conducted in frames of ABC project at the University of Groningen. The topic of the training were: Assessment of Communication and Alternative Communication.
Representatives from Ilia State University, Georgian Portage Association, Universities of Tuzala and East-Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Haifa, Gordon and Ono Academic Colleges (Israel) were participating in the training.
The workshop was facilitated by the Head of Education and Psychology Division at the University of Groningen prof. Marleen Jansen and by the Associate Professor of the same division Saskia Damen. During the workshop a presentation on the topic of assessment and intervention of children with Autism disorders was held by the prof of the Quince University College, Sima Gerber.
In September, 2017 5 days training was conducted in frames of ABC project at the University of Aveiro. The topics of the training were: stuttering and fluency disorders, voice disorders, feeding and swallowing disorders, hearing impairments and Aphasia. The training has also covered several topics of teaching flexibility.
Representatives from Ilia State University, Batumi State University, GIPA, Georgian Portage Association, Universities of Tuzala and East-Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Haifa, Gordon and Ono Academic Colleges (Israel) were participating in the training.
Participants had a possibility to get equitant with Portuguese practical experience in field of Speech and Language Therapy by visiting several clinics and rehabilitation centers.
In September, 2017 a workshop facilitated by Prof. Rachel Yifat, (head of Communication Disorder Department at University of Haifa) and Naama Shahar was conducted at Ilia State University. The aim of the workshop was to support newly established Communication, Speech and Language Master Program in developing clinical supervision system.
PUBLIC LECTURE FOR STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TUZLA Topic: „PREVENTION OF SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DISORDERS“
Students at the University of Tuzla are introduced with characteristics of language development and procedures for analyzing child language. Learning activitities are presented to increase student knowledge of the prevention of speech and language disorders.
UES, Faculty of Medicine, Republic of Srpska, BiH, Department for Speech Language Pathology Foca, 14.10.2017
As a part of Erasmus + project „Assisting Better Communication“, at the University of East Satajevo, a training was held on the topic “Assessment and Interventions to Improve Work with Children with Autism spectrum disorders“. Educations were intended for doctors, speech therapists, psychologists and pedagogues.
The aim of this course is acquiring theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in the field of difficulties in autism spectrum disorders, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.
Education was approved by the Ministry of Education of Republika Srpska, BiH.
In frames of ABC project several interdisciplinary meetings were held with participation of developmental psychologists, psycho-linguists and representatives of computer-linguists. As a result of these meetings a survey was planned aiming to investigate language acquisition of Georgian speaking children. The project is submitted to National Science Fund of Georgia.
Representatives of the University of Haifa, Ono and Gordon Academic colleges are holding regular face to face or skype meeting with each other to make agreements on ABC project Quality Assurance Plan (which is prepared and sent to the project coordinator). Last meeting of Israeli team was held at Ono Academic College in order to plan a teaching flexibility workshop for ABC project members in February 2018, in Haifa.
In March, 2017 5 days training was conducted in frames of ABC project at the University of Zagreb. The topic of the training was: early identification and intervention strategies for children with hearing impairments and sign language.
Representatives from Ilia State University, Step Forward, Georgian Portage Association, Universities of Tuzala and East-Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Haifa and Ono Academic Collegs (Israel) were participating in the training.
Participants had a possibility to get equitant with Croatian practical experience in field of rehabilitation of hearing impairmenst by visiting several clinics and rehabilitation centers.
In January 2017 ABC project participants from Ilia State University, GIPA, Georgian Portage Association and Step Forward- Georgia met in Batumi at Batumi State University to discuss ABC project work packages, each institution took time to summarize it’s tasks in project and presented it. The workshop also was devoted to familiarization with project administration, financial management.