LanDisTBI - correlations between linguistic, cognitive components, fatigue, and diffusion tensor imaging findings of white matter tracts in individuals with traumatic brain injury.
Recovering Social Interaction – cognitive-communication disorders after tramatic brain injury, group-intervention
AAI & Social Interaction – Animal assisted intervention methods and social interaction
Wildie – Wild ideas, technology, equality – Virtual reality in animal assisted interventions, Technological innovations and executive functions, Multi-professional identity development
Inter-professional Education – Inter-professional education in higher learning
Turku University: Doctoral Programme in Clinical Research,
Department of Speech-Language Pathology,
Specialized Speech-Language pathology services, Riitta Vartiainen Oy
NeuroTeam Oy, Specialized speech-language pathologist Leena Ervast
Satakunta university of applied sciences
I provide high-quality continuing education in neurological communication disorders, communication difficulties with traumatic brain injuries, client-oriented challenges, group therapy and work-related wellbeing.
I also work as a university lecturer in the Department of Psychology and Speech-Language Pathology, and Centre for Education and Research on Social and Health Service at the University of Turku.
I also provide education in inter-professional collaboration with Tietoi Oy, with Miia Tuominen and Jaanet Salminen.
I work as a professional and clinical supervisor for employees working with people who have neurological disorders.
Professional supervision is a positive and enabling process that offers the opportunity to increase understanding of professional, personal and clinical effects on work. It also helps in developing a broader view of clinical practice and reduces work-related stress.
Specialized speech-language pathologist
I provide private outpatient speech and language therapy services for adults with acquired communication disorders. I have a particular interest in research-based rehabilitation of cognitive-communication deficits following traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other brain-related diseases.
I also have expertise in developmental and neuropsychiatric communication disorders in adult patients, and extensive experience in group rehabilitation and multi-professional rehabilitation. Group intervention appears to be an important link between communication rehabilitation and real life. Read more here.
I am acquainted in animal-assisted intervention. Animals, and dogs in particular, may be used in speech-language therapy to aid in the patients' rehabilitation process. Research evidence suggests that animals may provide unique advantages to rehabilitation.
My objective is to support wellbeing, stress management and quality of life. To achieve this, I have teamed up with other collaborators. New ideas are on the way, so stay tuned!