I am a Speech and Language Therapist, Cognitive Neuropsychologist and
I work to combine research into language processing in healthy adults and those with acquired language and communication difficulties as a result of neurological damage. For example, individuals with aphasia following a stroke, or with speech and voice difficulties as a result of Parkinson's Disease.
On Thursday 14th November I will be speaking at the Reading and West Berkshire PEPS (Positively Enthusiastic Parkies) group. I'll be speaking to the group about speech and voice difficulties in Parkinson's, common symptoms and available treatments from Speech and Language Therapy.
Meteyard, L., Price, C. Woollams, A. & Aydelott, J. (in press) Lesions impairing regular versus irregular past tense production. NeuroImage: Clinical. Doi 10.1016/j.nicl.2013.10.005
This paper identified that damage to a specific brain region (the left ventral pars opercularis) was shared by six individuals with difficulties producing the past-tense of regular verbs in English (e.g. walk-walked). Brain imaging with healthy adults has shown this area to be involved in articulation and sequencing sounds during speech production.
The results also showed that damage to another brain region (the supra-marginal gyrus) contributed to difficulties producing the regular past-tense. This area is thought to be involved in verbal short-term memory. The data contributes to our understanding of what processes are impaired when individuals have speech production difficulties following stroke.
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Please see Research pages for my interests.
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Go to Publications if you want to see what I've done so far.
I am a Lecturer in Clinical Language Sciences at the University of Reading, UK. This post allows me to work clinically as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT), continue research and teach trainee SLTs and postgraduate students.
I completed a doctorate at University College London (UCL), with Professor Gabriella Vigliocco and then post-doctoral research with Professor Karalyn Patterson at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. I completed training to be an SLT at UCL, before starting my post at the University of Reading.