Conference Programme

Accessing Conference:

All Keynote, Oral and Panel Sessions will take place in WHOVA which is only accessible once registered. Please click WHOVA ICPLA conference interface to access the agenda and start networking with other attendees. 

Posters and social events will take place via the ICPLA GatherTown space, also only accessible to those registered.


Conference Programme:

All poster sessions will take place in Gather Town and further details can be found on the ICPLA Poster Programme. All times below refer to British Summer Time (BST). You can check your local time with the Time Zone Converter tool.

Wednesday 23rd June

0900 Welcome Address

0930 Keynote 1: Sophie Scott | From speech and sound to conversations and laughter - the neurobiology of human vocal communication

1030 Poster Session 

1130 Parallel Sessions (Panel Session 1 and Oral Session 1)

Panel Session 1: Pagnamenta | Workshop on Setting Treatment Targets for Children with Phonological Impairments

Oral Session 1: Multilingualism

  • 1130 Margetson | Transcribing multilingual children's and adults' speech
  • 1150 McLeod | Evidence of the emergence approach to speech acquisition in bilingual Vietnamese-English children
  • 1210 Bloder | Language specific and unspecific nonword repetition tasks for bilingual children - construction, implementation & validation of the MuLiMi NWRT
  • 1230 Canta | Do variability and accuracy trade off in bilingual speech acquisition?

1300 BREAK 

1400 Parallel Sessions (Oral Session 2/Oral Session 3)

Oral Session 2: Language Assessment

  • 1400 Másdóttir | How to make a language test from scratch
  • 1420 Riches | Towards a clinically-useful metric of language ability
  • 1440 Abbiati | Babble characteristics as predictors of concurrent and prospective expressive vocabulary in Williams syndrome
  • 1500 Lieberman | Evaluation of babbling screening at Child Health Care centres in Sweden 

Oral Session 3: Cleft Lip and Palate

  • 1400 Southby | Speech input processing skills in children born with cleft palate at age 5 years and their association with the presence of Cleft Speech Characteristics (CSCs) 
  • 1420 Seifert | Parents' ratings of intelligibility in 3-year-olds with cleft lip and/or palate using the Intelligibility in Context Scale: Findings from the Cleft Collective Cohort Studies 
  • 1440 Presentation WITHDRAWN
  • 1500 Larsson | Language ability in internationally adopted children at school-age - a comparative study of children with and without cleft lip and palate 

1530 BREAK

1600 Keynote 2: Tara McAllister | Biofeedback intervention for speech sound disorder: Who gets access, who responds, and why?

1700 Poster Session 


Thursday 24th June

0900 Poster Session 

1000 Keynote 3: Susan Ebbels | Using the SHAPE CODING system to improve grammatical production and comprehension in children with language disorders

1100 BREAK/SOCIAL SESSIONS (in Gather Town)

1200 Parallel Sessions (Oral Session 4/Oral Session 5)

Oral Session 4: Language Acquisition

  • 1200 Masso | Input-based intervention with late-talking toddlers: A pilot study and replication 
  • 1220 Wimmer | Only simple syntax? The production of subordinate clauses and wh-questions in German children with Down syndrome 
  • 1240 Schachinger-Lorentzon | Language delay at 2.5 years: language disorder and other developmental problems 3 years later 
  • 1300 Stojanovik | Receptive language advantage in infants with Down syndrome 

Oral Session 5: Phonology Acquisition

  • 1200 Pham | Children's acquisition of consonants, vowels and tones in Northern Vietnam
  • 1220 Lavaggi | Phonological acquisition in Italian-speaking children aged 3;0-4;11
  • 1240 Zajdó | Patterns of speech sound acquisition in 1st to 4th grader students from typical and lower SES families 
  • 1300 Clausen & Fox-Boyer | Initial cluster realizations in Danish-speaking children with speech sound disorders

1330 BREAK

1400 Parallel Sessions (Panel Session 2/Panel Session 3)

Panel Session 2: Scobbie | Articulatory concepts in instrumental studies of articulatory spaces, targers, dynamics and errors

Panel Session 3: Wren | Language Explorer: Bringing clinical language transcription and analysis into the 21st Century

1530 BREAK

1600 Parallel Sessions (Oral Session 6/Oral Session 7)

Oral Session 6: Phonology

  • 1600 Presentation WITHDRAWN
  • 1620 Pagan-Neves | Relation of severity, speech inconsistency and phonological processes in children SSD 
  • 1640 Machart | Speech production in children with cochlear implants: contribution of French Cued Speech 
  • 1700 Glaspey | The Glaspey Dynamic Assessment of Phonology: A normative study of English-speaking children in the US 

Oral Session 7: Speech Disorders in Adults

  • 1600 Verkhodanova | Recognizing Parkinson's Disease by expert and naïve listeners 
  • 1620 Lowit | Voice Quality in hereditary ataxia: Pre- and post-treatment comparison
  • 1640 Chen | Differential task effect on F0 and duration cues of sentence focus in individuals with Parkinson's Disease 
  • 1700 Van Brenk | Scaled intelligibility during passage reading by speakers with dysarthria: a comparison of speaking styles 

1730 Poster Session 

1830 ICPLA Committee Update (in Gather Town)

1900 ICPLA Quiz and Cocktails (in Gather Town)


Friday 25th June

0900 Poster Session 

1000 Parallel Sessions (Oral Session 8/Oral Session 9)

Oral Session 8: Children's Motor Speech Disorders

  • 1000 McCabe | The lifetime consequences of childhood apraxia of speech 
  • 1020 Murray | What is the reliability of expert perceptual diagnosis of childhood apraxia of speech? 
  • 1040 Wong | Tone perception and production in childhood apraxia of speech: A small scale study 
  • 1100 Mogen | 3D motion analysis of lip- and jaw motions during vowel production in children with speech sound disorder

Oral Session 9: Developmental Language Disorder

  • 1000 Calder | A profile of inflectional morphology skills in early school-aged children with developmental language disorder 
  • 1020 Lukács | Statistical learning in developmental language disorder and in developmental dyslexia across modalities and domains 
  • 1040 Kas | Developmental language disorder as a background factor for social, learning and behavioural difficulties 
  • 1100 Taha | Verb morphology deficits in Arabic-speaking children with developmental language disorder

1130 BREAK | SOCIAL SESSIONS (in Gather Town)

1230 Parallel Sessions (Oral Session 10/Oral Session 11)

Oral Session 10: Speech Intelligibility

  • 1230 Sugden | Comparing ultrasound-aided and perception-based phonetic transcription of disordered speech 
  • 1250 Maassen | Profiling speech sound disorders with the Computer Articulation Instrument (CAI)
  • 1310 Strömbergsson | Phonological consequences of the same speech error patterns across different languages  

Oral Session 11: Neurolinguistics

  • 1230 Dipper | Does linguistic theory inform discourse treatment in aphasia? 
  • 1250 Svindt | Narrative recall in multiple sclerosis
  • 1310 Ribu | Narrative production in speakers with and without dementia  

1330 BREAK | SOCIAL SESSIONS (in Gather Town)

1500 Poster Session 

1600 Keynote 4: Wolfram Ziegler | The deconstruction of articulation in motor speech disorders: The role of speech rhythm

1700 Closing/Social Event



Guidance for Presenters: 



All talks are 15mins long plus 5mins for questions.

Oral presentations will be made live using Zoom. Presenters will be able to share their screen and control their slides.

Presenters should join the session in which they are presenting using the Whova event link. The Zoom meeting is already set up and integrated into the Whova event. When given the option of 'Join in Zoom' or 'Join in Whova', please choose the JOIN IN ZOOM option. This will give you 'co-host' access to be able to share your screen.


We ask that all presenters join their session Zoom link at least 5 minutes before the session starts. The audience will be able to ask questions either via the chat function or by raising their virtual hand. If you would like us to record your talk please let us know.


Posters and social events will take place via the ICPLA GatherTown space, also only accessible to those registered.

  • Accessing the posters: All posters will be available to view 24 hours per day, from Tuesday the 22nd of June to at least Monday the 30th of June. When you approach a poster, click X to enlarge it on your screen.
  • Timing of poster presentations: All posters are scheduled in TWO time slots, this is because of time zone issues. If you can present in both time slots this will enable your poster to reach as big an audience as possible, so if you are based in Europe we highly recommend you come to both poster sessions. We are aware that presenters outside Europe won't be able to come to both sessions- that is ok, just come to the sessions that work for your time zone.  Please indicate on your poster which of the live presentation slots you will be available at. Odd number posters should present for the first 30mins of the session and even number posters for the second 30 mins 
  • Presenting your poster: You will also be able to share your screen, so please think about whether you would like to share additional audio-visual material, websites etc. This will enable you to interact with as many people as possible. Because your poster is a picture file people will be unable to click on links so please make any links short (use a link shortening site like or use QR codes. 
  • Presenting via Gather Town: The virtual platform is very much like a real poster session- you will "stand" by your poster and connect to people "walking by" via video call. It's very intuitive, but if you haven't used it before we suggest you check out the demo version . The GatherTown will be open a couple of days before the conference to allow you to explore the virtual conference hall and find your poster.