Publication date: 25.10.2014
Abi Roper: a speech and language therapist and researcher passionate about technology use within atypical speech & language populations.
She is a researcher co-investigator on the INCA project investigating how to empower people with aphasia to create, curate and access digital content through innovative technologies.
Her PhD examined a novel computer gesture therapy (GeST+) for adults with severe expressive aphasia - exploring its effectiveness, accessibility and usability and looking at the effects of aphasia on technology use in general.
She has worked on a number of key web resources to benefit professionals working in the field of speech, language and communication:
- http://dcalportal.org - a communication assessment site for teachers & clinicians working with Deaf children & adults.
- https://cityaccess.org/home - An online, easy to use platform offering training, therapy packages and assessment resources for clinicians and researchers working with people with aphasia.