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Leanne Ruggero

BLibStu USyd, MSLP USyd, CPSP SPA, MRes Macq.

Leanne Ruggero

PhD Student

Contact Details

email : leanne.ruggero@students.mq.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8278-8174

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

Thesis Details

Quality of life and speech pathology intervention in primary progressive aphasia.

  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Lyndsey Nickels and Dr Karen Croot

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Abel, S., Jones, K., Krein, L., Hameister, I., Ruggero, L., & Nickels, L. (2015). Measuring gains in connected speech following treatment for word retrieval: A study with two participants with primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology, 29(11), 1265-1288. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.975181
  • Holmes, J., Butterfield, S., Cormack, F., van Loenhoud, A., Ruggero, L., Kashikar, L., & Gathercole, S. (2015). Improving working memory in children with low language abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 519. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00519
  • Ruggero, L., McCabe, P., Ballard, K.J., & Munro, N. (2012). Paediatric speech-language pathology service delivery: An exploratory survey of Australian parents. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14(4), 338-350. doi:10.3109/17549507.2011.650213

Published Abstracts

  • Croot, K., Raiser, T., Taylor-Rubin, C., Ruggero, L., Ackl, N., Wlasich, E., Stenglein-Krapf, G., Rominger, A., Danek, A., Scharfenberg, A., Foxe, D., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., Kochan, N.A., & Nickels, L. (2017). Long-term treatment of lexical retrieval in Primary Progressive Aphasia [Abstract]. Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 22(Suppl. 2), 122-124.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Ruggero, L. (2018, October). What do people with primary progressive aphasia tell us about living positively? Poster session presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Bowral, NSW.
  • Ruggero, L. (2018, May). Quality of Life in primary progressive aphasia: New findings and project plans. Colloquium at the Division of Language and Communication Science, City University, London.
  • Croot, K., Raiser, T., Taylor-Rubin, C., Ruggero, L., Ackl, N., Wlasich, E., Stenglein-Krapf, G., Rominger, A., Danek, A., Scharfenberg, A., Foxe, D., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., Kochan, N.A., & Nickels, L. (2017, November). Long-term treatment of word retrieval in Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the 22nd Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Perth, Australia.
  • Croot, K., Taylor-Rubin, C., Ruggero, L., Scharfenberg, A., Foxe, D., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Nickels, L. (2017, November). Long-term word retrieval treatment gains in nonfluent-agrammatic variant Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Ruggero, L., Nickels, L., Taylor-Rubin, C., & Croot, K. (2017, November). Health-related quality of life in six individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the CCD Annual Workshop, Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens.
  • Ruggero, L., Nickels, L., Taylor-Rubin, C., & Croot, K. (2017, May). Lived experiences of primary progressive aphasia [ePoster]. Poster session presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Sydney.
  • Ruggero, L. (2017, March). Primary progressive aphasia: Quality of life and depression. Presentation given at the Primary Progressive Aphasia Support Group, War Memorial Hospital, Sydney.
  • Ruggero, L., Nickels, L., Croot, K., & Rubin, C. (2016, October). Case studies in primary progressive aphasia: Quality of life. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Raiser, T., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R. & Nickels, L. (2015, July). Lexical retrieval treatment for functionally-relevant vocabulary in primary progressive aphasia: Investigating generalisation to a structured interview. Poster session presented at the 12th Conference of the Neuropsychological Special Interest Group of the World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation, Daydream Island.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, January). Facilitating retrieval of functionally relevant vocabulary in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Savage, S. & Hodges, J. (2012, October). Investigating the effectiveness of a home programme for maintaining word retrieval ability in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C. Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E. , Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2011, September). The right word at the right time: word retrieval treatment in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society Biennial International Conference, Reading, England.
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S., & Hodges, J.R (2011, September). Word retrieval treatment for functionally relevant vocabulary in progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 26th Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Neuropsychologie, Aachen, Germany.
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Croot, K., Abel, S., Ruggero, L., Contini, E., Savage, S. & Hodges, J. (2011, September). Can retrieval of functionally relevant vocabulary be improved in progressive aphasia? Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona.
  • Ruggero, L., McCabe, P., Munro, N., & Ballard, K.J. (2011, June). Paediatric service delivery in Australia: Parental experiences and perspectives. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Darwin.

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