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  Improve automatic speech recognition using emerging 3-D facial mapping technology
  Research Group: ISVR: Dynamics Group
  Dr S. Bleeck
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Supervisor. Professor Stefan Bleeck. Co-supervisor. Project description. The TrueDepth camera’s facial recognition system that has been recently introduced by Apple, Inc into iPhones and iPads provides ground-breaking new technology for user identification, but it has also potential applications far wider than that.
  Speech and language therapy for aphasia after stroke: therapy approaches and consensus definitions
  Prof M Brady, Dr M Ali, Dr L Dipper
Application Deadline: 20 March 2020

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Ref SHLS20013. Background. Aphasia, a language problem caused by stroke-related damage in the language area of the brain, affects about 50,600 people in the UK every year.
  When more yields less: Understanding therapeutic gains according to lesion profile in chronic stroke aphasia.
  Dr A Woollams, Dr L Cloutman
Applications accepted all year round

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Aphasia is a common consequence of stoke ultimately affecting one in five cases, with the most common residual difficulty being word finding difficulties, or anomia.
  Developmental Language Disorder in adults: nature, prevalence and availability of NHS support services
  Prof V Joffe, Dr E Gutierrez
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020

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Start date. October 2020. Duration. 3 years (full time). Location. Colchester Campus. Approximately 10% of children have Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), a language disorder of unknown origin, experiencing significant difficulties in the understanding and expression of language.
  Vertical reading training for stroke survivors with visual field loss
  Dr K Thomson, Dr C Hazelton
Applications accepted all year round

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Ref. SHLS20028 Thomson. Background. Stroke survivors with visual field loss struggle to read, due to an inability to see the start or end of lines of text within the area of lost vision.
  Development and validation of an observational measure of children’s conversational skills: application to children who have Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder or High-functioning autism spectrum disorder
  Dr C Adams, Dr J Freed
Applications accepted all year round

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Social communication impairments in school-aged children are a fundamental feature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and are prominent in a type of language disorder called Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD).
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