Student Prizes

Our graduates have won national and international prizes, have presented their dissertations at national and international conferences, and some have published her dissertations in peer-reviewed journals.

2016

NUI Galway Summer Studentship Awards:
Two fourth year students, Ciara McKay and Orla Gately, completed eight-week summer studentships which were funded by the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in NUI Galway.
Ciara’s project was entitled  ‘An Evaluation of the outcomes of intervention of Three School-aged Children with Phonological Impairments: A Multiple Baseline Single Case Study Design.’ One of the highlights of her summer research experience was a meeting with her supervisor, Dr. Rena Lyons and Prof. Sharynne McLeod.
Orla’s project was to examine macrostructure and microstructure narrative measures across personal narrative and fictional retell tasks for 7 and 8 year old Irish children with typical language development. One of the highlights for her was to meet Dr. Marlene Westerveld, Griffith University, Australia, at the IALP Congress. Orla and six of the other undergraduates had followed Dr. Westerveld’s research protocols.

Rebecca O’Malley won first prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled ‘examining the influence of phonological structure and prosody on nonword repetition in typically developing children and those with language impairment’.

Elaine Higgins won the IASLT Prize.

Rebecca O Malley was awarded the Tavistock Prize for Aphasia  for her aphasia case study. 

2015

Aimee O Connor won the IASLT Prize.

2014

Amy Curran won first prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled 'Non-attendance and utilization of a speech and language therapy service: a retrospective pilot study of school-aged referrals'.

Lindsay McKnight won the IASLT Prize.

2013

Stephanie Cassol won second prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled ‘A qualitative study of evaluative language in the personal narratives of children with SLI and typically developing children. What does the language they use tell us about how they view themselves and the world around them?’

Linda Murray won the IASLT prize.

2012

Sorcha Rabbitte won first prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled ‘Graphic design and graphic symbols: bridging the gap, exploring preferences’.

Teresa Dempsey and Nicola Hamilton won the IASLT Prize.

2011

Awards
Pictured at the recent NUI Galway Awards Day, Saturday, 5th February, 2011 was (l-r): Professor Nollaig Mac Congáil, Registrar and Deputy Presidents, NUI Galway; Laura Loftus, Speech and Language Therapy Discipline, NUI Galway; Niamh Bannon, Portarlington, Co Laois, Winner of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists (IASLT) Prize, 2009-10; NUI Galway President, Dr James Browne; and Dr Fidelma Dunne, School of Medicine NUI Galway.

Laura Tobin won first prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled ‘A qualitative investigation into the experiences of speech and language therapy students of pseudostuttering’.

Niamh Bannon won the IASLT Prize.

2010

Laura McLean was awarded 2nd prize in the NUI Dr. Henry Hutchinson Stewart Award for her final year dissertation entitled  ‘An exploration of teachers’ awareness and knowledge of Auditory Processing Disorder in Northern Ireland‘.

Student Publications

Lyons, R., Brennan, S., & Carroll, C. (2016).  "Exploring parented perspectives of participation in children wiith Down Syndrome". Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 32:79-93

Carroll, C., McKnight, L. & O'Malley Keighran, MP. (2016)“Just wait then and see what he does’'A speech act analysis of healthcare professionals' interaction coashing with parents of childern with Autism Spectrum Disorders. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

Curran, A, Flynn, C,Antonijevic-Elliot, S,Lyons, R (2015).  “Non-attendance and utilization of a speech and language therapy service: a retrospective pilot study of school-aged referrals” International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 50:665-675

Daly, C., Antonijevic-Elliot, S., Rodden, M., & Lyons, R. (2015). “Outcomes of minimal pair intervention in a school-aged child with a consistent phonological disorder”: A multiple baseline single case study'. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies

Armstrong, E., O'Malley Keighran, M.P., Collins, P. and Carroll, C. (2014). “A qualitative exploration of maternal perspectives on the impact of stuttering on the lives of six to ten year old children”. Journal of Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 21:41-62