The NordSpeech Network
The NordSpeech Network is established to promote collaboration and mobility among the speech and language pathology and logopaedics programs in the Nordic countries. The network has received project support fromthe NordPlus Higher Education Programme for two earlier projects. All of its activities intend to strengthen the field of speech and language pathology. From 2010 there are 22 partner institutions across 8 Nordic and Baltic countries participating in the network.
Travel and Talk (T 'n T) Project 2011-2012
Unfortunately, this years project was not funded by NordPlus. Therefore there is no funding from Nordplus for student or teacher exchange this year. However, we are still arranging a network meeting at Åbo University, September 9, 2011. The goal for the meeting will mainly be to strengthen the strategies for increased collaboration and exchange of students and teachers among the member institutions.
Talk Together (TT) project 2010-2011 (completed)
The Talk Together project is a continuation and extension of the NordSpeech network and the previous Move and Talk project (MAT). The network has been expanded to 22 partner institutions across 8 countries. The purpose of the project is to build on the MAT project to strengthen the academic field of Speech and Language Pathology (SLP) in all participating countries by supporting new programmes and institutions lacking competence in specific areas to promote development, harmonisation and
exchange within the SLP-educational programmes in the participating countries.
Regulations regarding types of activities that can be undertaken in this project, and levels of compensation can be found in the NordPlus handbook.
Move And Talk (MAT) project 2009-2010 (completed)
The Move And Talk project has 19 partner institutions across 7 countries. Activities aim at increased mobility and exchange for teachers and students, curriculum development, mutual development and organization of intensive courses, development of a homepage and one network meeting/year.
PARTNER UNIVERSITIES (2010)
Courses available for student exchanges are courses within the speech and language pathology programs of the participating universities (given in the home language of the university) and/or free standing elective courses at participating universities (generally given in English) .
Teacher exchanges between participating universities are possible under the NordPlus framework. When arrangements between participating universities have been made a confirmation must be sent to the relevant project coordinator.
Program curricula (in English)
Interested in student exchange?
As there is no funding for mobility in the network at the moment, interested students or tearchers must find other sources of support for exchange activities.
Who can apply?
Students who have completed at least one year of study in a speech and language pathology program at a participating university
How to apply?
· Browse the programs and courses offered at the participating universities and check when they are offered
· Select the course/program that you are interested in
· Discuss your ideas with your home NordSpeech contact (see contact list)
· Contact the NordSpeech representative at the host university you have selected (see contact list)
· Check with project coordinator Dorthe Hansen that NordSpeech funding is available
· Make the necessary applications to your home and host universities
· When your exchange proposal is completed fill out the student exchange form and send it to project coordinator
TT project Coordinator
ISK - Institut for Sprog og Kommunikation
Free standing courses in speech and language pathology
Nordic course on childhood stuttering at the University of Turku 14-16 March 2012
Network meeting 9 September 2011 Åbo, Finland
TT project meeting February 7, 2011, Syddansk Universitet, Denmark
project meeting 22 November 2010,
project meeting 10-11 May 2010,