Alexandra Oseghale, MSc, BSc, SLT

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Department of Human Communication Sciences
University of Sheffield
362 Mushroom Lane
Sheffield
S10 2TS
United Kingdom


Email : o.oseghale@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 2009 in Greece. I then worked for three years in a private practice gaining therapy-planning and management experience with a range of paediatric disorders. I obtained my MSc in Speech Difficulties from the Human Communication Sciences department at the University of Sheffield. My MSc project investigated the phonological abilities of Greek speaking children with Speech and/or Language difficulties and was supervised by Professor Bill Wells.

I rejoined the HCS department in 2013 as a researcher working under the supervision of Dr. Silke Fricke. The research is a large-scale randomised control trial investigating the benefits of an early oral language intervention. Since November 2014 I commenced my current role of University Teacher in the department and received the Exceptional Contribution Award (ECA).

Professional activities:

Research Interests

  • Developmental speech and language difficulties.
  • Speech and literacy acquisition in monolingual and multilingual children.
  • Co morbidity of speech and language difficulties with psychiatric symptoms

Previous and Current Projects

Undergraduate research project: The prevalence and co morbidity of specific learning difficulties and psychiatric symptoms in children (data from the Child Development Centre CDC of G.N.Hospital “George Papanikolaou”Greece).

MSc research project: The phonological abilities of Greek speaking children with speech and/or Language difficulties.

Current Project: The Nuffield Early Language Intervention, a large-scale trial of an evidence-based intervention designed to improve young children’s oral language skills (Funded by The Education Endowment Foundation; Collaborating institutions: UCL, The University of Sheffield, Oxford University, University of York and ICAN)