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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

Book

1988

Missing the meaning
Howard, D; Franklin, S

Book Chapter

2012

Disorders of Auditory Comprehension
Morris J and Franklin S
Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders

2004

Case based problem solving for speech and language therapy students
Whitworth, A; Franklin, S; Dodd, B
Innovations in education in speech and language pathology

1995

Assessment and remediation of a speech discrimination deficit in a dysphasic patient
Morris, J; Franklin, S
Case studies in clinical linguistics

1995

Cognitive neuropsychology and assessment
Kay, J; Franklin, S
Clinical neuropschological assessment. A cognitive approach.

1994

Cognitive neuropsychology and the remediation of disorders of spoken language
Ellis, AW; Franklin, S; Crerar, A
Cognitive psychology and cognitive rehabilitation

1993

Dissociations between component mechanisms in short-term memory: evidence from brain-damaged patients
Howard, D; Franklin, S
Attention and Performance 14: synergies in experimental psychology, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience

1992

Deaf to the meanings of words
Franklin, S; Howard, D
Mental lives: Case studies in cognition

1992

Anomia: differentiating between semantic and phonological deficits
Ellis, AW; Kay, J; Franklin, S
Cognitive neuropsychology in clinical practice

1992

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

1990

Memory without rehearsal
Howard, D; Franklin, S
Neuropsychological impairments of short-term memory

1987

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

Other Publication

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
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 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-05452-0_20

Peer Reviewed Journal

2016
2016

Cognitive grammar and aphasic discourse
Manning, M,Franklin, S
Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics DOI: 10.3109/02699206.2015.1128981

2011
2011

Returning to work with aphasia: A case study
Morris, J; Franklin, S; Menger, F; GD
Aphasiology DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2010.549568

2003

Verbs and nouns - the importance of being imageable
Bird, H; Howard, D; Franklin, S
Journal Of Neurolinguistics

2002

'Little words' - not really: function and content words in normal and aphasic speech
Bird, H; Franklin, S; Howard, D
Journal Of Neurolinguistics

2001
1997
1997

Designing single case treatment studies
Franklin, S
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

1996

Remediating a speech perception deficit in an aphasic patient
Morris, J; Franklin, S; Ellis, AW; Turner, JE; Bailey, PJ
Aphasiology

1996

Cinderella revisited: a comparison of fluent and non-fluent aphasic speech
Bird, H; Franklin, S
Journal Of Neurolinguistics

1996

A distinctive case of word meaning deafness?
Franklin, S; Turner, J; Lambon Ralph, MA; Morris, J; Bailey, P
Cognitive Neuropsychology

1995

Abstract word anomia
Franklin, S; Howard, D; Patterson, K
Cognitive Neuropsychology

1994

Abstract word meaning deafness
Franklin, S; Howard, D; Patterson, K
Cognitive Neuropsychology

1990
1985

The facilitation of picture naming in aphasia
Howard, D; Patterson, K; Franklin, S; Orchard-Lisle, VM; Morton, J
Cognitive Neuropsychology

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
Brain