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Prof. Susan Franklin

Biography


I worked for many years as a speech and language therapist, working at first with pre-school children and eventually specialising in dysphasia. After a master's degree in London, my first research post was at the Applied Psychology Unit in Cambridge, working with John Morton and Karalyn Patterson looking at effectiveness of anomia therapy. In 1989 I was awarded a PhD from City University, supervised by Karalyn Patterson, for research applying cognitive neuropsychological models to categorise auditory comprehension disorders in aphasia. Before coming to the University of Limerick I worked at UCL, London, the University of York and the University of Newcastle.


At Newcastle my research centred on sentence processing disorders and phonological output disorders in naming. With David Howard and Anne Whitworth I worked with colleagues in Tokyo to develop a Japanese Aphasia Battery (SALA). With David Howard I obtained funding from the Tavistock Trust for Aphasia to establish an Aphasia Clinic at the University, which continues to offer 3-month blocks of intensive therapy to people with aphasia. I was instrumental in setting up the North East Trust for Aphasia which raises money to provide more long term support for people with aphasia.


In 2005 I became Professor of Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Limerick, having earlier carried out the initial set up of the MSc in Speech and Language Therapy (Professional Qualification) at Limerick. My current research interests are aphasia (anomia treatment, effective services) and secondary school language interventions (SLT/Teacher collaborations, effective interventions).

Research Interests

Aphasia:
Treatment for anomia, including software for therapy
Aphasia assessment in different languages
Setting aphasia research prioriites
International review of aphasia services (Cost Action: Collaboration of Aphasia Triallists)
Effective service provision

Post-Primary Speech Language and Communication Needs:
Evaluation of SLCN at post-primary level
Development and evaluation of treatments for SLCN
SLT/Teacher collaboration

Teaching Interests

Acquired disorders of communication (stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia
Neuropsychology
Cognitive psychology
Abnormal Psychology

Publications

Books

1988

Missing the meaning
Howard, D; Franklin, S
(1988) Missing the meaning
(Ed.) Cambridge Mass : MIT Cambridge Mass

Book Chapters

2017

Persistent speech disorder in adolescence: a treatment case study
Wright, A., James, E., & Franklin, S.
(2017) Persistent speech disorder in adolescence: a treatment case study
In Intervention Case Studies of Child Speech Impairment; Guildford : J&R Press

2012

Disorders of Auditory Comprehension
Morris J and Franklin S
(2012) Disorders of Auditory Comprehension
In Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders; Burlington MA : Jones and Bartlett Learning

2004

Case based problem solving for speech and language therapy students
Whitworth, A; Franklin, S; Dodd, B
(2004) Case based problem solving for speech and language therapy students
In Innovations in education in speech and language pathology; London : Whurr London

1995

Assessment and remediation of a speech discrimination deficit in a dysphasic patient
Morris, J; Franklin, S
(1995) Assessment and remediation of a speech discrimination deficit in a dysphasic patient
In Case studies in clinical linguistics; London : Whurr London

1995

Cognitive neuropsychology and assessment
Kay, J; Franklin, S
(1995) Cognitive neuropsychology and assessment
In Clinical neuropschological assessment. A cognitive approach.; New York : Plenum Press New York

1994

Cognitive neuropsychology and the remediation of disorders of spoken language
Ellis, AW; Franklin, S; Crerar, A
(1994) Cognitive neuropsychology and the remediation of disorders of spoken language
In Cognitive psychology and cognitive rehabilitation; Hillsdale NJ : LEA pp. 287-315 Hillsdale NJ

1993

Dissociations between component mechanisms in short-term memory: evidence from brain-damaged patients
Howard, D; Franklin, S
(1993) Dissociations between component mechanisms in short-term memory: evidence from brain-damaged patients
In Attention and Performance 14: synergies in experimental psychology, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience; Cambridge Mass : MIT Press pp. 425-449 Cambridge Mass

1992

Drawing without meaning? Dissociations in the graphic performance of an agnosic artist.
Franklin, S; Van Somers, P; Howard, D
(1992) Drawing without meaning? Dissociations in the graphic performance of an agnosic artist.
In Mental Lives. Case studies in cognition.; Oxford : Blackwell Oxford

1992

Deaf to the meanings of words
Franklin, S; Howard, D
(1992) Deaf to the meanings of words
In Mental lives: Case studies in cognition; Malden MA : Blackwell Publishers pp. 118-133 Malden MA

1992

Anomia: differentiating between semantic and phonological deficits
Ellis, AW; Kay, J; Franklin, S
(1992) Anomia: differentiating between semantic and phonological deficits
In Cognitive neuropsychology in clinical practice; London : OUP pp. 207-228 London

1990

Memory without rehearsal
Howard, D; Franklin, S
(1990) Memory without rehearsal
In Neuropsychological impairments of short-term memory; New York : CUP New York

1987

Three ways for understanding written words, and their use in two contrasting cases of surface dyslexia.
Howard, D; Franklin, S
(1987) Three ways for understanding written words, and their use in two contrasting cases of surface dyslexia.
In Language perception and production; shared mechanisms in listening, speaking reading and writing; London : Academic Press London

Peer Reviewed Journals

2016

A Maltese adaptation of the Boston Naming Test: A shortened version
Grima, R,Franklin, S
(2016) A Maltese adaptation of the Boston Naming Test: A shortened version
In Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; pp. 871-887
DOI: 10.1080/02699206.2016.1181106
[ULIR]

2016

Cognitive grammar and aphasic discourse
Manning, M,Franklin, S
(2016) Cognitive grammar and aphasic discourse
In Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics; pp. 417-432
DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2015.1128981

2013

Falls in people with multiple sclerosis who use a walking aid: prevalence, factors, and effect of strength and balance interventions.
Coote S, Hogan N, Franklin S
(2013) Falls in people with multiple sclerosis who use a walking aid: prevalence, factors, and effect of strength and balance interventions.
In Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation; pp. 616-621
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.10.020

2013

Falls in People With Multiple Sclerosis Who Use a Walking Aid: Prevalence, Factors, and Effect of Strength and Balance Interventions
Coote, S,Hogan, N,Franklin, S
(2013) Falls in People With Multiple Sclerosis Who Use a Walking Aid: Prevalence, Factors, and Effect of Strength and Balance Interventions
In Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation; pp. 616-621
DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.10.020

2012

Investigating the effect of a semantic therapy on comprehension in aphasia
Morris, J,Franklin, S
(2012) Investigating the effect of a semantic therapy on comprehension in aphasia
In Aphasiology; pp. 1461-1480
DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2012.702885

2011

Passive imaging technology in aphasia therapy
Burke, K,Franklin, S,Gowan, O
(2011) Passive imaging technology in aphasia therapy
In Memory; pp. 778-784
DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2010.551131

2011

Returning to work with aphasia: A case study
Morris, J; Franklin, S; Menger, F; GD
(2011) Returning to work with aphasia: A case study
In Aphasiology; pp. 890-907
DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2010.549568

2007

An analysis of thematic and phrasal structure in people with aphasia: what more can we learn from the story of Cinderella?
Webster, J; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2007) An analysis of thematic and phrasal structure in people with aphasia: what more can we learn from the story of Cinderella?
In Journal Of Neurolinguistics; pp. 363-394

2005

Effects of therapy targeted at verb retrieval and the realisation of the predicate argument structure: A case study
Webster, J; Morris, J; Franklin, S
(2005) Effects of therapy targeted at verb retrieval and the realisation of the predicate argument structure: A case study
In Aphasiology; pp. 748-764
DOI: 10.1080/02687030500166957

2004

Investigating the sub-processes involved in the production of thematic structure: an analysis of four people with aphasia
Webster, J; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2004) Investigating the sub-processes involved in the production of thematic structure: an analysis of four people with aphasia
In Aphasiology; pp. 47-68

2003

Verbs and nouns - the importance of being imageable
Bird, H; Howard, D; Franklin, S
(2003) Verbs and nouns - the importance of being imageable
In Journal Of Neurolinguistics; pp. 113-149

2002

Generalised improvement in speech production for a subject with reproduction conduction aphasia
Franklin, S; Buerk, F; Howard, D
(2002) Generalised improvement in speech production for a subject with reproduction conduction aphasia
In Aphasiology; pp. 1087-1114

2002

'Little words' - not really: function and content words in normal and aphasic speech
Bird, H; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2002) 'Little words' - not really: function and content words in normal and aphasic speech
In Journal Of Neurolinguistics; pp. 209-237

2001

Age of acquisition and imageability ratings for a large set of words, including verbs and function words.
Bird, H; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2001) Age of acquisition and imageability ratings for a large set of words, including verbs and function words.
In Behaviour Research Methods; pp. 73-79

2001

An investigation of the interaction between thematic and phrasal structure in nonfluent agrammatic subjects
Webster, J; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2001) An investigation of the interaction between thematic and phrasal structure in nonfluent agrammatic subjects
In Brain And Language; pp. 197-211

2001

Noun-verb differences? A question of semantics: a response to Shapiro and Caramazza
Bird, H; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(2001) Noun-verb differences? A question of semantics: a response to Shapiro and Caramazza
In Brain And Language; pp. 213-222

2000

Why is a verb like an inanimate object? Grammatical category and semantic category deficits
Bird, H; Howard, D; Franklin, S
(2000) Why is a verb like an inanimate object? Grammatical category and semantic category deficits
In Brain And Language; pp. 246-309

1997

Early intervention in a case of jargon aphasia. Efficacy of language comprehension therapy during early intervention
Grayson, E; Franklin, S; Hilton, R
(1997) Early intervention in a case of jargon aphasia. Efficacy of language comprehension therapy during early intervention
In European J. Disorders Of Communication; pp. 257-276

1997

Designing single case treatment studies
Franklin, S
(1997) Designing single case treatment studies
In Neuropsychological Rehabilitation; pp. 401-418

1996

A distinctive case of word meaning deafness?
Franklin, S; Turner, J; Lambon Ralph, MA; Morris, J; Bailey, P
(1996) A distinctive case of word meaning deafness?
In Cognitive Neuropsychology; pp. 1139-1162

1996

Remediating a speech perception deficit in an aphasic patient
Morris, J; Franklin, S; Ellis, AW; Turner, JE; Bailey, PJ
(1996) Remediating a speech perception deficit in an aphasic patient
In Aphasiology; pp. 137-158

1996

Cinderella revisited: a comparison of fluent and non-fluent aphasic speech
Bird, H; Franklin, S
(1996) Cinderella revisited: a comparison of fluent and non-fluent aphasic speech
In Journal Of Neurolinguistics; pp. 187-206

1995

Abstract word anomia
Franklin, S; Howard, D; Patterson, K
(1995) Abstract word anomia
In Cognitive Neuropsychology; pp. 549-566

1994

Abstract word meaning deafness
Franklin, S; Howard, D; Patterson, K
(1994) Abstract word meaning deafness
In Cognitive Neuropsychology; pp. 1-34

1990

Neuropsychological studies of auditory visual fusion illusions: four case studies and their implications
Campbell, R; Garwood, J; Franklin, S; Howard, D
(1990) Neuropsychological studies of auditory visual fusion illusions: four case studies and their implications
In Neuropsychologia; pp. 787-802

1989

Dissociations in auditroy word comprehension; evidence from nine fluent aphasic patients
Franklin, S
(1989) Dissociations in auditroy word comprehension; evidence from nine fluent aphasic patients
In Aphasiology; pp. 189-207

1985

The facilitation of picture naming in aphasia
Howard, D; Patterson, K; Franklin, S; Orchard-Lisle, VM; Morton, J
(1985) The facilitation of picture naming in aphasia
In Cognitive Neuropsychology; pp. 41-80

1985

Treatment of word retrieval deficits in aphasia - a comparison of two therapy methods
Howard, D; Patterson, K; Franklin, S; Orchard-Lisle, VM; Morton, J
(1985) Treatment of word retrieval deficits in aphasia - a comparison of two therapy methods
In Brain; pp. 817-829

Conference Papers

2014

Towards unsupervised remote therapy for individuals with aphasia. Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Higgins, C. ,Kearns, A.,Ryan, C.,Fernstrom, M. ,Franklin, S
(2014) Towards unsupervised remote therapy for individuals with aphasia. Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
In Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications EngineeringMobile Computing, Applications, and Services Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering; pp. 265-268
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_20

Meeting Abstracts

2014

Communication interaction between doctors and persons with aphasia after stroke: The use of conversation analysis in an acute stroke unit setting
Flanagan, B,Franklin, S,Gowran, R
(2014) Communication interaction between doctors and persons with aphasia after stroke: The use of conversation analysis in an acute stroke unit setting
In International Journal Of Stroke; pp. 39-39