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Department of Cognitive Science

Professor Lyndsey Nickels

BA Reading, PhD Lond, FASSA .

Lyndsey Nickels

Professor of Cognitive Science & Director of IDEALAB (MQ)

Contact Details

Office : 3.812
Phone : +61 2 9850 8448
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : lyndsey.nickels@mq.edu.au

External Address

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

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

I came to academia after several years working as a Speech Therapist in various London hospitals. My research career started at Birkbeck College, University of London, where I obtained my PhD in 1992.

In 1996 I moved to Macquarie University, initially as a visiting Research Fellow on a Wellcome Trust Fellowship. In 1999 I took up an Australian Research Council QEII Fellowship followed by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2006) and ARC Future Fellowship (2013).

My research field can be broadly characterised as "the cognitive neuropsychology of language". In other words, I investigate language impairments (both developmental, and acquired as a result of brain damage) and use these to test the adequacy of cognitive models of language comprehension and production. In addition, the use of these models can inform our understanding of the language impairments and how best to remediate them. My research focuses on acquired language impairment (aphasia and progressive aphasia), but also with some work in the field of impaired literacy (dyslexia) in children and adults.

Much of my research has focused on word production and particularly assessment and treatment of impairments of word production (anomia), however, I also have an interest in experimental investigation of word production in speakers without language impairment. I have a commitment to research into the remediation of language disorders, and collaborate with speech pathologists in this endeavour.

I am also Macquarie University's Director for the international PhD programme: International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB): http://em-idealab.com/.

External Appointments

  • Fellow, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. (2014 continuing)
  • Academic Advisor, Western Sydney Local Health District Speech Pathology Services. (2013 - 2014)
  • Faculty Member, NHMRC Research Translation. (2012 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Frontiers in Language Sciences. (2011 continuing)
  • Council member, Learning Difficulties Australia. (2011 - 2013)
  • Editorial Board, Cognitive Neuropsychology. (2010 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Brain Impairment. (2009 continuing)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurolinguistics. (2006 - 2009)
  • Clinical Consultant, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney. (2006 continuing)
  • Review Panel Member, NHMRC Grant. (2006)
  • Associate Editor, Aphasiology. (2003 continuing)

Awards

  • British Aphasiology Society (BAS) Biennial International Conference, Best Poster Prize (2015), Barr, P., Biedermann, B., Kohnen, S., Tainturier, M.J., & Nickels, L. "Generalisation of written homophone treatment in aphasia."
  • Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision (2014), Nickels, L.
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Science Award for Excellence in HDR Supervision (2014), Nickels, L.
  • Red Balloon award for exemplary effort, project completion, team work, outstanding achievements, productivity, customer service and innovation in the management and delivery of IDEALAB Higher Degree Research program. Human Sciences, Macquarie University (2012), Nickels, L., Bishop, R., & McKnight, L.
  • ACQ Editor’s Prize for the paper of the highest merit published in 2011 in ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing (2012), Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L. for the paper “Clinical assessment of progressive aphasia.”
  • Macquarie University's Division of Linguistics & Psychology Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision (2007), Nickels, L.

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Computational modelling of spoken word production." Hameau, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., Pritchard, S., & Fieder, N. ($37,865)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme (2016) "Neuroscan system comprising a Synamps 2/RT 64-channel EEG/EP/ERP and CURRY processing software." McArthur, G., Badcock, N., Demuth, K., Thompson, W.F., Nickels, L., Kinoshita, S., McMahon, C., Arguel, A., & Newall, C. ($99,379)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "Treating spelling problems in primary progressive aphasia: Informing theory of impairment and supporting ongoing communication." Nickels, L., Croot, K., Kohnen, S., Krajenbrink, T., Taylor, C., & Savage, G. ($38,772)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) "How does impaired letter position coding affect lexical representations? An eye tracking study." Schubert, T., Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Caruana, N., & de Lissa, P. ($5,180)
  • Joint PhD Project with University of Groningen (2016 - 2018) "Natural versus programming language: Similarities and differences in underlying cognitive processes." Tops, W., Bastiaanse, R., Nickels, L., & Marinus, E. ($84,910)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) “Unlocking voices: A neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism.” Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($9,972)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Hidden language: Using fast periodic stimulation to reveal lexical and semantic processing in minimally-verbal children with autism." Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., He, W., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($36,627)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2015) "Using eye-tracking to measure the effects of language training on reading comprehension: A feasibility study." Castles, A., Nickels, L., Nation, K., Colenbrander, D., Zhou, P., de Lissa, P., & Wang, H.-C. ($38,000)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2015) "Locating and identifying effects of semantic neighbourhood in naming." Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Hameau, S., & Badcock, N. ($7,350)
  • Travel Grant from the German Speech Pathology Association (2015) “CIAT basierte Sprachtherapie bei Patienten mit nicht-flüssiger primär progressive Aphasie.” (500€) Hameister, I., Abel, S., Nickels, L., & Croot, K. ($730)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2015) "The representation of meaning and its breakdown in semantic dementia and aphasia." Nickels, L., Fieder, N., Hodges, J., Piguet, O., Hameau, S., & Best, W. ($39,000)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2015) "Phonetics laboratory research facilities." Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, E., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Biedermann, B., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., & Tsukada, K. ($88,650)
  • NHMRC Project Grant [APP1083010] (2015 - 2018) "COMPARE - Constraint Induced or Multi-modal Aphasia Rehabilitation: An RCT of therapy for stroke related chronic aphasia." Rose, M., Copland, D., Nickels, L., Togher, L., Meinzer, M., Ong, B., & Godecke, E. ($998,167)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant [9201401556] (2015 - 2016) “High accuracy neural navigation to enhance research using brain stimulation.” Sowman, P., Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Yang, J., McCarthy-Jones, S., Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Johnson, B., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Thompson, W., Jackson, J., & Gelding, R. ($81,850)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2014) "Articulograph for speech research." Proctor, M., Biedermann, B., Cox, F., Cupples, L., Demuth, K., Harrison, E., Johnson, B., Kinoshita, S., Lin, S., Mannell, R., Nickels, L., Palethorpe, S., Sharma, M., Sowman, P., Thompson, B., Tsukada, K., Yuen, I., & Xu, N. ($75,915)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2013) "A transcranial direct current stimulator (tDCS) for the study of brain function in human cognition disorders." Sowman, P., Thompson, W.F., Johnson, B., McCarthy-Jones, S., Nickels, L., & Tawadros, P. ($58,322)
  • European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (Action 1B). (2012 - 2017) "International Doctorate in Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain (IDEALAB)." De Bleser, R., Bastiaanse, R., Howard, D., Miceli, G., & Nickels, L. ($6,800,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Seeding Fund (2012) "The effect of reading training on the self-esteem of children with developmental dyslexia." McArthur, G., Castles, A., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. ($10,000)
  • ARC Future Fellowship [FT120100102] (2012 - 2016) "Developing better treatments for language disorders." Nickels, L. ($888,551)
  • Macquarie University Future Fellowship Start-Up Grant (2012 - 2013) "Developing better treatments for language disorders." Nickels, L. ($200,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2012) "Making conversation: Improving word retrieval in connected speech for people with aphasia." Nickels, L. ($15,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2012) "Powering up the right hemisphere when words fail: Augmenting melodic intonation therapy (MIT) with non-invasive brain stimulation to treat impaired left-hemisphere function." Thompson, W., Sowman, P., Savage, G., Nickels, L., & Hodges, J. ($14,000)
  • ARC Centre of Excellence [CE110001021] (2011 - 2017) "ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders." Crain, S., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J., Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Barnier, A., Brock, J., Byrne, B., Demuth, K., Green, M., Langdon, R., Johnson, B., McArthur, G., Miller, L., Nickels, L., Piguet, O., Savage, G., Thompson, W., Thornton, R. et al. ($21,000,000)
  • Alzheimer's Australia Hazel Hawke Foundation Grant in Dementia Care (2011) "The right word at the right time: keeping communication going in progressive aphasia." Croot, K., Nickels, L., & Taylor, C. ($25,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP110103822] (2011 - 2013) "Using generalisation to better treat poor spelling." Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Rapp, B. ($240,000)
  • National Stroke Foundation Clinical Research Development Award (2011) "Evaluation of the implementation of Constraint Induced Aphasia Therapy within the Constraints of the workplace." Osborne, A. & Nickels, L. (academic partner) ($30,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2011 - 2013) "'Boring' or 'interesting': How do we process adjectives after brain damage?" Renvall, K., Burianová, H., & Nickels, L. ($45,998)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Scheme (2010) "How does the language system represent singular and plural? A cross-linguistic investigation with brain-impaired speakers." Biedermann, B. & Nickels, L. ($14,749)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants Scheme (2010) "High performance computational cluster for computational modelling and for complex analysis of neuroimaging data." Coltheart, M., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Rich, A.N. ($70,000)
  • Macquarie University Faculty Research Infrastructure Fund (2010) "Macquarie Online Test Interface (MOTIf)." McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Savage, G., Johnson, B., Brock, J., Wheldall, K., Beaman, R., Rowe, D., Morgan, M., Porter, M., & Sharma, M. ($75,000)
  • NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (2009 - 2013) “Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation.” Worrall, L., Togher, L., Ferguson, A., Copland, D., Nickels, L., & Douglas, J. ($499,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2008) "Acquisition of a Storage Area Network (SAN)." Coltheart, M., Crain, S., Williams, M.A., Rich, A., Johnson, B., Barnier, A., Nickels, L., McArthur, G., Castles, A., Langdon, R., Palermo, R., Kinoshita, S., & Coltheart, V. ($63,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant (2008 - 2010) "Neurocognitive substrates of naming facilitation in aphasia." Copland, D.A., Nickels, L.A., McMahon, K.L., & Angwin, A.J. ($323,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2008) "A new treatment for word retrieval impairments in acquired communication disorders." Nickels, L. ($18,000)
  • Nippon Foundation: Macquarie Japanese Centre Research and Resources Development Grant (2008) "Understanding how the Japanese language is structured through the use of homophones." Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Wydell, T. ($4,500)
  • Macquarie University Research Centres Scheme (2007 - 2011) "Centre for Language Sciences." Crain, S., Peters, P., Cupples, L., Johnston, T.A., Nickels, L., McMahon, C., & Thornton, R. ($150,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2007) "Improving reading skills in adults with poor literacy." Nickels, L. & Smith-Lock, K. ($19,965)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant Scheme (2007) "SonoSite Micromax Ultrasound." Nickels, L., Finkbeiner, M., Coltheart, M., Palethorpe, S., Cox, F., & Harrison, E. ($62,000)
  • NHMRC Research Fellowship (2006 - 2011) "Senior Research fellow, level A". Nickels, L.A. ($362,250)
  • Macquarie University Visiting Scholars Scheme (2006) "Cross-linguistic investigations of language: experimental, computational and brain imaging investigations: Professor Taeko Wydell". Nickels, L.A. ($4,790)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2006) "Factors affecting retrieval of words in speech production" Nickels, L.A. ($19,448)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grants Scheme (2006 - 2007) Using language disorders to develop and evaluate theories of language processing Nickels, L.A. ($21,956)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2005) "Comparing phonological and orthographic cues in the treatment of word retrieval disorders in aphasia" Nickels, L.A. ($21,920)
  • NHMRC Equipment Grant (2005) "A suite of equipment used to present stimuli to, and record response speed of human subjects" Nickels, L.A. ($8,855)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2005) "An investigation of spelling in adults with dyslexia" Nickels, L.A. ($19,709)
  • Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2004) "High-speed computer system." Coltheart, M., Nickels, L.A., Langdon, R., & Davis, C. ($65,000)
  • ARC Research Networks (2004 - 2008) "Enabling Human Communication: Tough problems in human communication with bold but informed solutions drawing on sound, speech, and language research capabilities" Dale, R., Burnham, D., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L.A. et al ($2,000,000)
  • NHMRC Project Grant (2004 - 2007) "Evaluating the effectiveness of therapy for word production impairments in aphasia" Nickels, L.A. ($227,250)
  • ARC Network Seeding Grant (2003) for a multi-centre project titled "Developmental Disorders of Language: Causes and Treatments" Coltheart, M., Coltheart, V., Nickels, L.A., Bates, T.C., McArthur, G.M., Joy, P., Brunsdon, R., Smith-Lock, K. et. al. ($20,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2003) "The role of oral language skills in adults with reading impairments" Nickels, L.A. ($19,000)
  • Northern Sydney Area Health New Researcher Grant (2003) "An investigation of differential task effectiveness for the treatment of word retrieval aphasia" Nickels, L.A. ($16,500)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2003) "Predicting the efficacy of therapy for word production impairments in aphasia" Nickels, L.A. ($13,000)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2003) "What predicts success for MULTILIT?" Nickels, L.A., Whedall, K., & Smith-Lock, K. ($19,084)
  • Macquarie University Research Grant (2002) "Towards effective remediation for adults with limited reading proficiency" Nickels, L.A. ($8,500)
  • Macquarie University Research Grant (2002) "An investigation of how words are stored in the language system" Nickels, L.A. ($6,468)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2002) "The efficacy of meaning-focused tasks in the treatment of acquired word-retrieval impairments" Nickels, L.A. ($19,491)
  • Macquarie University Research Grant (2001) "The treatment of pure alexia" Nickels, L.A. ($2,976)
  • Northern Sydney Health Area Research Development Grant (2001) "The facilitation of word production in aphasia" Nickels, L.A., Taylor , C., Makin, K., & Moses, M. ($39,350)
  • ARC Special Research Centre Scheme (2000 - 2008) "Centre for Cognitive Science and Cognitive Neuropsychology." Coltheart, M., Beckman, M., Davies, M., Harrington, J., Coltheart, V., Kinoshita, S., Bates, T., Nickels, L., Perry, C., Rastle, K., Langdon, R., Lupker, S., Ziegler, J., Corballis, M., Aimola Davies, A., & Breen, N. ($6,991,066)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Books

  • Nickels, L.A., Kohnen, S., & Rapp, B. (Eds.). (2016). Treatment as a Tool for Investigating Cognition. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Croot, K. (Eds.). (2015). Clinical Perspectives on Primary Progressive Aphasia. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Croot, K. (Eds.). (2009). Progressive Language Impairment: Intervention and Management. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (Ed.). (2002). Cognitive neuropsychological approaches to spoken word production in Aphasia. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (Ed.). (2002). Rehabilitation of spoken word production in Aphasia. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (1997). Spoken word production and its breakdown in aphasia. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.

Book Chapters

  • Biedermann, B., Fieder, N., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Spoken word production: Processes and potential breakdown. In A. Bar-On, & D. Ravid (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Disorders: Theoretical, Empirical and Applied Linguistic Perspectives. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (2015). Methods of cognitive neuropsychology. In J.D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 90–94). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Smith-Lock, K., & Nickels, L. (2015). Cognitive basis for speech, language, and literacy. In S. McLeod, & J. McCormac (Eds.), Introduction to Speech, Language and Literacy. Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Smith-Lock, K., Nickels, L., & Mortensen, L. (2010). Story writing skills of adults with a history of language impairment. In R. Dale, D. Burnham, & C. Stevens (Ed.), Human Communication Science: A Compendium (pp. 51-71). Sydney: ARC Research Network in Human Comm. Science.
  • Taylor, C., Miles-Kingma, R., Croot, K., & Nickels, L. (2009). Speech pathology services for primary progressive aphasia: Exploring an emerging area of practice. In L. Nickels, & K. Croot (Eds.), Progressive Language Impairments: Intervention and Management. Hove, UK: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L. (2008). The hypothesis testing approach to the assessment of language. In B. Stemmer & H.A. Whitaker (Eds.), Handbook of the Neuroscience of Language (pp. 13-22). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
  • Coltheart, M., Brunsdon, R. & Nickels, L.A. (2005). Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive neuropsychological rehabilitation. In P.W. Halligan & D.T. Wade (Eds.), The effectiveness of rehabilitation for cognitive deficits. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2005). Tried, tested and trusted? Language assessment for rehabilitation. In P.W. Halligan & D.T. Wade (Eds.), The effectiveness of rehabilitation for cognitive deficits. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). Producing Spoken Words. In B. Rapp (Ed.), A Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology (pp. 291-320). New York: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). Words fail me: Symptoms and causes of naming breakdown in aphasia. In R. Berndt (Ed.), Handbook of Neuropsychology (Vol 3) (2nd ed., pp. 115-135). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). Producing Spoken Words. In Rapp, B. (Ed.), A Handbook of Cognitive Neuropsychology. Philadelphia, United States: Psychology Press.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2000). Semantics and therapy in aphasia. In W. Best, K. Bryan & J.Maxim (Eds.), Semantic Processing in theory and practice (pp. 108-124). London: Whurr.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2000). When the words won't come: relating impairments and models of spoken word production. In L. Wheeldon (Ed.), Language Production. London: UCL Press.

Periodicals

  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Smith-Lock, K., & Nickels, L. (2016). Individual differences in the vocabulary skills of children with poor reading comprehension. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, 210-220. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2016.07.021
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (In Press). Similar but different: Differences in comprehension diagnosis on the Neale Analysis of Reading Ability and the York Assessment of Reading for Comprehension. Journal of Research in Reading. doi:10.1111/1467-9817.12075
  • Hameister, I., Nickels, L., Abel, S., & Croot, K. (In Press). "Do you have mowing the lawn”: Improvements in word retrieval and grammar following constraint induced language therapy in primary progressive aphasia. Aphasiology. doi:10.1080/02687038.2016.1197558
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (In Press). No effect of orthographic neighbourhood in treatment with two cases of acquired dysgraphia. Aphasiology. doi:10.1080/02687038.2016.1218435
  • Nair, V.K., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2016). Consequences of late bilingualism for novel word learning: Evidence from Tamil–English bilingual speakers. International Journal of Bilingualism, 20(4), 473-487. doi:10.1177/1367006914567005
  • Nair, V.K., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Effect of socio-economic status on cognitive control in non-literate bilingual speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/S1366728916000778
  • Nickels, L., & Osborne, A. (2016). Constraint induced aphasia therapy: Volunteer-led, unconstrained and less intense delivery can be effective. NeuroRehabilitation, 39(1), 97-109. doi:10.3233/NRE-161341
  • Nickels, L., McDonald, B., & Mason, C. (2016). The impact of group therapy on word retrieval in people with chronic aphasia. NeuroRehabilitation, 39(1), 81-95. doi:10.3233/NRE-161340
  • Tate, R.L., Perdices, M., Rosenkoetter, U., Shadish, W., Vohra, S., Barlow, D.H., [...], Nickels, L., et al. (2016). The Single-Case Reporting Guideline In BEhavioural Interventions (SCRIBE) 2016 Statement. Aphasiology, 30(7), 862-876. doi:10.1080/02687038.2016.1178022
  • 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
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015). How ‘some garlic’ becomes ‘a garlic’ or ‘some onion’: Mass and count processing in aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 75, 626-645. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.031
  • Groenewold, R., Bastiaanse, R., Nickels, L., Wieling, M., & Huiskes, M. (2015). The differential effects of direct and indirect speech on discourse comprehension in Dutch and English listeners with and without aphasia. Aphasiology, 29(6), 685-704. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.977217
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L.A., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., McKinnon, E., Johnson, K., & Copland, D. (2015). An fMRI investigation of the effects of attempted naming on word retrieval in aphasia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9, 291. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00291
  • Howard, D., Best, W., & Nickels, L. (2015). Optimising the design of intervention studies: Critiques and ways forward. Aphasiology, 29(5), 526-562. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.985884
  • Kohnen, S., Colenbrander, D., Krajenbrink, T., & Nickels, L. (2015). Assessment of lexical and non-lexical spelling in students in Grades 1-7. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 20(1), 15-38. doi:10.1080/19404158.2015.1023209
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2015). Generalisation after treatment of acquired spelling impairments: A review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 25(4), 503-554. doi:10.1080/09602011.2014.983135
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & McArthur, G. (2015). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): A reliable and valid comprehensive measure of grapheme-phoneme knowledge. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 20(2), 129-142. doi:10.1080/19404158.2015.1037323
  • MacDonald, A., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., & Copland, D.A. (2015). Neuroimaging the short- and long-term effects of repeated picture naming in healthy older adults. Neuropsychologia, 75, 170-178. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.06.007
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., & Howard, D. (2015). Optimising the ingredients for evaluation of the effects of intervention. Aphasiology, 29(5), 619-643. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.1000613
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Fieder, N., & Schiller, N.O. (2015). The lexical-syntactic representation of number. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30(3), 287–304. doi:10.1080/23273798.2013.879191
  • Nickels, L., Rapp, B., & Kohnen, S. (2015). Challenges in the use of treatment to investigate cognition. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32(3-4), 91-103. doi:10.1080/02643294.2015.1056652
  • Power, E., Thomas, E., Worrall, L., Rose, M., Togher, L., Nickels, L., Hersh, D., Godecke, E., O'Halloran, R., Lamont, S., O'Connor, C., & Clarke, K. (2015). Development and validation of Australian aphasia rehabilitation best practice statements using the RAND/UCLA appropriateness method. BMJ Open, 5, e007641. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2015-007641
  • Schubert, T., & Nickels, L. (2015). Nonlinear spelling in graphemic buffer deficit. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32(7-8), 431-441. doi:10.1080/02643294.2016.1171751
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., Leitão, S., Prior, P., & Nickels, L. (2015). The effectiveness of two grammar treatmtent procedures for children with SLI: A randomized clinical trial. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 43, 312-324. doi:10.1044/2015_LSHSS-14-0041
  • Wang, H.-C., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2015). Orthographic learning in developmental surface and phonological dyslexia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 32(2), 58-79. doi:10.1080/02643294.2014.1003536
  • Al-Janabi, S., Nickels, L.A., Sowman, P.F., Burianová, H., Merrett, D.L., & Thompson, W.F. (2014). Augmenting melodic intonation therapy with non-invasive brain stimulation to treat impaired left-hemisphere function: Two case studies. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 37. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00037
  • Castles, A., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Brock, J. (2014). Developmental disorders: What can be learned from cognitive neuropsychology? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - B, 369(1634), 20130407. doi:10.1098/rstb.2013.0407
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2014). Representation of mass and count nouns: A review. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 1-18. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00589
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014). From “some butter” to “a butter”: An investigation of mass and count representation and processing. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31(4), 313-349. doi:10.1080/02643294.2014.903914
  • Groenewold, R., Bastiaanse, R., Nickels, L., & Huiskes, M. (2014). Perceived liveliness and speech comprehensibility in aphasia: The effects of direct speech in auditory narratives. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(4), 486-497.
  • Groenewold, R., Bastiaanse, R., Nickels, L., Wieling, M., & Huiskes, M. (2014). The effects of direct and indirect speech on discourse comprehension in Dutch listeners with and without aphasia. Aphasiology, 28(7), 862-884. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.902916
  • Nickels, L., & Croot, K. (2014). Understanding and living with primary progressive aphasia: Current progress and challenges for the future. Aphasiology, 28(8-9), 885-899. doi:10.1080/02687038.2014.933521
  • Raiser, T., Croot, K., Nickels, L., Taylor, C., & Danek, A. (2014). Telemedicine in primary progressive aphasia. Fachzeitschrift aphasie und verwandte gebiete (Aphasia and related fields), 3, 37-40.
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014). Tracking orthographic learning in children with different profiles of reading difficulty. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 468. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00468
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., & Nickels, L. (2013). Does plural dominance play a role in spoken picture naming? A comparison of unimpaired and impaired speakers. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 26(6), 712-736.
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., McKinnon, E., & Copland, D. (2013). Facilitation of naming in aphasia with auditory repetition: An investigation of neurocognitive mechanisms. Neuropsychologia, 51(8), 1534-1548. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.05.008
  • Renvall, K., Nickels, L., & Davidson, B. (2013). Functionally relevant items in the treatment of aphasia (part I): Challenges for current practice. Aphasiology, 27, 636-650.
  • Renvall, K., Nickels, L., & Davidson, B. (2013). Functionally relevant items in the treatment of aphasia (part II): Further perspectives and specific tools. Aphasiology, 27, 651-677.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., Leitão, S., Lambert, L., & Nickels, L. (2013). Effective intervention for expressive grammar in children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 48(3), 265-282. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12003
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., Leitão, S., Lambert, L., Prior, P., Dunn, A., Cronje, J., Newhouse, S., & Nickels, L. (2013). Daily or weekly? The role of treatment frequency in the effectiveness of grammar treatment for children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15, 255-267.
  • Wang, H.-C., Nickels, L., Nation, K., & Castles, A. (2013). Predictors of orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Scientific Studies of Reading, 17, 369-384. doi:10.1080/10888438.2012.749879
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., & Nickels, L. (2012). The influence of plural dominance in aphasic word production. Aphasiology, 26(8), 985-1004.
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., & Copland, D. (2012). The neural correlates of picture naming facilitated by auditory repetition. BMC Neuroscience, 13, 21. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-21
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., & Copland, D. (2012). Priming picture naming with a semantic task: An fMRI investigation. PLoS One, 7(3), e32809. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032809
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K.L., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A.D., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., McKinnon, E., & Copland, D.A. (2012). Neural mechanisms underlying the facilitation of naming in aphasia using a semantic task: An fMRI study. BMC Neuroscience, 13, 98. doi:10.1186/1471-2202-13-98
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2012). When ‘slime’ becomes ‘smile’: Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3681–3692. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.07.016
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2012). Word regularity affects orthographic learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 856-864.
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2011). Nonword reading tests: A Review of the available resources. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35(2), 137-172. doi:10.1375/ajse.35.2.137
  • Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L. (2011). What's the evidence? Treatment of progressive aphasia. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech Language and Hearing, 13(1), 38-41.
  • Mason, C., Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Moses, M., Makin, K., & Taylor , C. (2011). Treatment of word retrieval impairments in aphasia: Evaluation of a self-administered home programme using personally chosen words. Aphasiology, 25(2), 245-268. doi:10.1080/02687038.2010.489258
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D. & Best,W. (2011). On the use of different methodologies in cognitive neuropsychology: Drink deep and from several sources. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28, 475-485.
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D., & Best, W. (2011). On the use of different methodologies in cognitive neuropsychology: drink deep and from several sources. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 28(7), 475-485. doi:10.1080/02643294.2012.672406
  • Nickels, L., Taylor, C., & Croot, K. (2011). Clinical assessment of progressive aphasia. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Communication, 13(2), 73-78.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles, A., Nickels, L., & Nation, K. (2011). Context effects on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 39-57.
  • Crepaldi, D., Rastle, K., Coltheart, M. & Nickels, L. (2010). 'Fell' primes 'fall' but does 'bell' prime 'ball'? Masked priming with irregularly-inflected primes. Journal of Memory and Language, 63(1), 83-99.
  • Kohnen, S. & Nickels, L. (2010). Teaching children with developmental spelling difficulties in a one-on-one context. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 34(1), 36-60. doi:10.1375/ajse.34.1.36
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L. & Coltheart, M. (2010). Training rule-of-E: Further investigation of a previously successful intervention for a spelling rule in developmental mixed dysgraphia. Journal of Research in Reading, 33(4), 392-413. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2009.01425.x
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L. & Coltheart, M. (2010). Skill Generalisation in Teaching Spelling to Children with Learning Difficulties. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 15(2), 115-129. doi:10.1080/19404158.2010.502588
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2010). An untapped resource: Treatment as a tool for revealing the nature of cognitive processes. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 27(7), 539-562. doi:10.1080/02643294.2011.609811
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., & Saunders, S. (2009). Effects of homophony on reading aloud: Implications for models of speech production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 24(6), 804-842.
  • Croot, K., & Nickels, L. (2009). Impairments and activity/participation directed interventions in progressive language impairment: Clinical and theoretical issues. Aphasiology, 23, 125-160.
  • Hanley, R., & Nickels, L. (2009). Are the same phoneme and lexical layers used in speech production and comprehension? A case-series test of Foygel and Dell's (2000) semantic phonological model of speech production. Cortex, 45, 784-790.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2009). Assessing spelling skills and strategies: A critique of available resources [Special Issue]. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 14(1), 113-150. doi:10.1080/19404150902783450
  • Mortensen, L., Smith-Lock, K.M., & Nickels, L. (2009). Text structure and patterns of cohesion in narrative texts written by adults with a history of language impairment. Reading and Writing, 22, 735-752.
  • Nickels, L. & Croot, K. (2009). Progressive Language Impairments: Intervention and Management. [Editorial] Aphasiology, 23, 123-124.
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Smith-Lock, K.M. (2009). Understanding and treating developmental literacy impairments using a cognitive neuropsychological approach. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 11, 120-121.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., Mortensen, L., & Nickels, L. (2009). Story writing skills of adults with a history language-impairment. Reading and Writing, 22, 713-734. doi:10.1007/s11145-008-9138-6
  • Taylor, C., Miles-Kingma, R., Croot, K. & Nickels, L. (2009). Speech pathology services for primary progressive aphasia: Exploring an emerging area of practice. Aphasiology, 23, 161-174.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). The representation of homophones: More evidence from remediation of anomia. Cortex, 44(3), 276-293.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). Homographic and heterographic homophones in speech production: Does orthography matter? Cortex, 44, 683-697.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Information retrieval in tip of the tongue states: New data and methodological advances. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 37, 171-198.
  • Kohnen, S. Nickels, L., Brunsdon, R., & Coltheart, M. (2008). Patterns of generalisation after treating sublexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia. Journal of Research in Reading, 31(1), 157-177. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9817.2007.00366.x
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., Saunders, S., & Tree, J. (2008). Computational modeling of phonological dyslexia: How does the DRC model fare? [Special Issue]. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 25(2), 165-193.
  • Brunsdon, R., Nickels, L, Coltheart, M., & Joy, P. (2007). Assessment and Treatment of Childhood Topographical Disorientation: A Case Study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 17(1), 53-94.
  • Brunsdon, R., Nickels, L. & Coltheart, M. (2007). Topographical Disorientation:Towards an Integrated Framework for Assessment. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 17(1), 34-52.
  • Lorenz, A., & Nickels, L. (2007). Orthographic cueing in anomic aphasia: How does it work? Aphasiology, 21, 670-686.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L. & Sheard, S. (2007). Insights into recurrent perseverative errors in aphasia. Aphasiology, 21, 975-1001.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L. & Sheard, S. (2007). Chips, cheeks and carols: A review of recurrent perseveration in speech production. Aphasiology, 21, 960-974.
  • Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006). Severe Developmental Letter Processing Impairment: A Treatment Case Study. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23(6), 795-821.
  • Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L & Joy, P. (2006). Developmental Prosopagnosia: A case analysis and treatment study. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23(6), 822-840.
  • Howard, D., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Cole-Virtue, J. (2006). Cumulative semantic inhibition in picture naming: experimental and computational studies. Cognition, 100(3), 464-482.
  • Nickels, L. (2006). What works? Evidence-based practice in the treatment of word retrieval disorders. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 8, 128-132.
  • Schmalzl, L., & Nickels, L. (2006). Treatment of irregular word spelling in acquired dysgraphia: Selective benefit from visual mnemonics. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 16(1), 1-37.
  • Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2005). Treatment of irregular word spelling in developmental dysgraphia. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 213-251.
  • Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2005). Separating input and output phonology: Semantic, phonological and orthographic effects in short term memory impairment. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 22, 42-77.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2005). Assessment and treatment of impaired word retrieval: A Cognitive Neuropsychological approach. Japanese Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2, 127-140.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., & Nickels, L. (2005). Writing skills of adults with a history of SLI. Acquiring knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 7, 78-81.
  • Cole-Virtue, J., & Nickels, L. (2004). Spoken word to Picture matching from PALPA: A critique and some new matched sets. Aphasiology, 18, 77-102.
  • Cole-Virtue, J.C., & Nickels, L.A. (2004). Why cabbage and not carrot?: An investigation of factors affecting performance on spoken word to picture matching. Aphasiology, 18, 153-179.
  • Makin, K., McDonald, B., Nickels, L., Taylor , C., & Moses, M. (2004). The facilitation of word production in aphasia: What can it do for the clinician. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 6, 90-92.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L., & Sheard, S. (2004). "I'm sitting here feeling aphasic!": A study of recurrent perseverative errors elicited in unimpaired speakers. Brain and Language, 89, 157-173.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L., & Sheard, S. (2004). Disentangling the web: Neologistic perseverative errors in jargon aphasia. Neurocase, 10, 452-461.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L., & Sheard, S. (2004). That dreaded word perseveration! Understanding might be the key. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 6, 70-74.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Cole-Virtue, J.C. (2004). Reading tasks from PALPA: how do controls perform on visual lexical decision, homophony, rhyme, and synonym judgements? Aphasiology, 18, 103-126.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2004). Dissociating effects of number of phonemes, number of syllables and syllabic complexity on aphasic word production. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 21, 57-78.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2004). Correct responses, error analyses and theories of word production: a response to Martin. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21, 531-536.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002). The representation of homophones: Evidence from remediation. Aphasiology, 16, 935-980.
  • Brunsdon, R., Hannan, T., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2002). Successful Treatment of Sublexical Reading Deficits in a child with Dyslexia of the Mixed Type. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 12(3), 199-229.
  • Brunsdon, R.K., Hannan, T.J., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2002). Treatment of Lexical Processing in Mixed Dyslexia: A Case Study. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 12(5), 385-418.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2002). Improving word-finding: Practice makes (closer to) perfect? Aphasiology, 16, 1047-1060.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2002). Theoretical and methodological issues in the cognitive neuropsychology of spoken word production. Aphasiology, 16, 3-19.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2002). Therapy for naming disorders: Revisiting, revising and reviewing. Aphasiology, 16, 935-980.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2002). Cognitive Neuropsychological Approaches to spoken word production in aphasia? Aphasiology, 16, 933-1140.
  • Best, W.M., & Nickels, L.A. (2000). From theory to therapy in aphasia: Where are we now and where to next? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 10, 231-247.
  • Bibb, B., Nickels, L.A. & Coltheart, M. (2000). Impaired auditory lexical access and the effect of speech-reading. Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 5, 129-135.
  • Bibb, B., Nickels, L.A., & Coltheart, M. (2000). Speech reading and its role in auditory processing. Brain and Language, 74, 489-491.
  • Cole-Virtue, J.C., Nickels, L.A., & Coltheart M. (2000). Evaluating spoken word-picture matching: What affects performance? [Special Issue]. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 5(2), 149-155.
  • Cole-Virtue, J.C., Nickels, L.A., & Coltheart, M. (2000). Spoken word-picture matching: What affects performance? Asia-Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing, 5(3), 149-155.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1999). Effects of lexical stress on aphasic word production. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 13, 269-294.
  • Nickels, L.A., Howard, D., & Best, W.M. (1997). Fractionating the articulatory loop: Dissociations and associations in phonological recoding in aphasia. Brain and Language, 56, 161-182.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Best, W.M. (1996). Therapy for naming disorders (Part I): Principles, puzzles and progress. Aphasiology, 10, 21-47.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Best, W.M. (1996). Therapy for naming disorders (Part II): Specifics, surprises and suggestions. Aphasiology, 10, 109-136.
  • Nickels, L.A. (1995). Getting it right? Using aphasic naming errors to evaluate theoretical models of spoken word production. Language and Cognitive Processes, 10, 13-45.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1995). Phonological errors in aphasic naming: Comprehension, monitoring and lexicality. Cortex, 31, 209-237.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1995). Aphasic naming: What matters? Neuropsychologia, 33, 1281-1303.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (1994). A frequent occurrence? Factors affecting the production of semantic errors in aphasic naming. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 11, 289-320.
  • Nickels, L.A. (1992). The Autocue? Self-generated phonemic cues in the treatment of a disorder of reading and naming. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 9, 155-182.

Published Abstracts

  • Creet, E., Morris, J., Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2016). Effects of attempted naming on word retrieval for individuals with aphasia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00052
  • Fieder, N., Krajenbrink, T., Foxe, D., Hodges, J., Piguet, O., & Nickels, L. (2016). Less is more: Effects of semantic neighbourhood on naming in semantic dementia (svPPA) [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 21(Suppl. 1), 65-68. [Link]
  • Hameister, I., & Nickels, L. (2016). The cat in the tree: What picture descriptions tell us about event-processing deficits in stroke-induced aphasia [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 21(Suppl. 1), 133-135. [Link]
  • Hameister, I., & Nickels, L. (2016). Why did the cat get up the tree? What picture descriptions can tell us about conceptualisation deficits in aphasia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00063
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L. (2016). Exploring spoken and written word retrieval treatment in primary progressive aphasia [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 21(Suppl. 1), 74-76. [Link]
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L.A. (2016). Treatment of spoken and written word retrieval in primary progressive aphasia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00071
  • Lampe, L., Fieder, N., Krajenbrink, T., & Nickels, L. (In Press). Semantische Nachbarschaft in der Wortproduktion bei Aphasie. Herbsttreffen Patholinguistik [Abstract]. Spektrum Patholinguistik.
  • Petit, S., Badcock, N.A., Dermody, N., Yau, S., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., Nickels, L., & Woolgar, A. (In Press). Using low-cost portable neuroimaging to detect receptive language ability in children [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference.
  • Renvall, K., Burianová, H., & Nickels, L. (2016). Brain correlates of adjective and noun production in healthy speakers and two people with aphasia [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology Conference Abstract: 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2016.68.00025
  • van Scherpenberg, C., Fieder, N., Nickels, L. & Savage, S. (2016). Performance consistency as an indication of storage deficit in people with semantic variant Primary Progressive Aphasia [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 21(Suppl. 1), 145-147. [Link]
  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Crain, S. (2015). Subcortical links in bilingual language representation [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON-XII). doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00226
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Nickels, L., & Brennan, N. (2015). The War Memorial Hospital Primary Progressive Aphasia and Related Disorders Clinic: From emerging area of practice to tertiary referral clinic [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Dementia Care.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 19(Suppl. 1), 142-144.
  • Raiser, T., Croot, K., Nickels, L., Taylor, C., Ackl, N., Wlasich, E., Stenglein-Krapf, G., Rominger, A., & Danek, A. (2014). Naming treatment in three cases of primary progressive aphasia [Abstract]. American Journal Neurodegenerative Disease, 3(1-375, Suppl. 1), 297.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2014). Investigating differences between proper and common nouns using novel word learning [Abstract]. Frontiers in Psychology. doi:10.3389/conf.fpsyg.2014.64.00013
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., & Howard, D. (2014). Facilitation effect in proper and common noun naming [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 19(Suppl 1), 65.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013). Regularity and frequency effects on plural processing in speakers with aphasia: A cross-linguistic study [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 18th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L.A., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013). Proper and common name learning: Same or different? [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 18(Suppl 1), 64.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., Townsend, E., & Nickels, L. (2012). How likely are stem errors when accessing plurals? [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17(Suppl. 2), 20-23.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012). Decoding words: The relationship between parsing and grapheme-phoneme knowledge [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2010 Australian Psychology Conferences [CDROM].
  • Renvall, K. & Nickels, L. (2012). Assessment and treatment of adjectives with emotional connotations: A single case study [Abstract]. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17(Suppl. 2), 54-57.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Schiller, N., & Nickels, L. (2011). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for language-impaired and unimpaired speakers: A comparison [Abstract]. Proceedings of the 17th Meeting of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology.
  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Crain, S., & Coltheart, M. (2011). Grammatical impairment of code-switching but intact language selection in bilinguals with aphasia [Abstract]. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 23, 39-40.
  • Heath, S., Angwin, A., Holmes, A., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., van Hees, S. & Copland, D. (2010). Neural substrates and timecourse of phonological facilitation in aphasia [Abstract]. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 117-118. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.059
  • Holmes, A., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., van Hees, S., & Copland, D. (2010). Neural substrates of naming following semantic verification in aphasia [Abstract]. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 6, 92-93. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.08.047
  • Miller Amberber, A. Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., Crain, S., & Thornton, R. (2009). Language-switching and language selection in bilinguals with aphasia: Grammatical versus discourse impairment [Abstract]. Brain Impairment: Abstracts of the 32nd Brain Impairment Conference, 10, 138-139.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008). What can plural errors in aphasic speakers tell us about the representation of number in our mental lexicon [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 60.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2008). Plural errors in aphasic speech: how is 'number information' represented in the lexicon? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 313.
  • Mason, C., Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Moses, M., Makin. K., & Taylor , C. (2008). Can naming therapy impact on performance in conversation? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 305-317.
  • Miller Amberber, A.M., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Crain, S. (2008). Language switching in bilingual aphasia: what is "pathological" code-switching? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 9(3), 305-317.
  • Biedermann, B. & Nickels, L. (2007). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval disorders: What generalisation can we expect? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 260.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007). Effects of homophony on reading aloud [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology Supplement, 59(Suppl. 1), 19-20.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Brunsdon, R. (2007). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia [Abstract]. Neurocase, 13(1), 55.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2006). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 259.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2006). Processing (dis-) advantage for ambiguous words in reading aloud? [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 58(Suppl. 1), 3.
  • Copland, D., McMahon, K., de Zubicaray, G., Nickels, L., & Smith, E. (2006). Brain mechanisms underlying phonological treatment effects in aphasia [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology., 58, 81.
  • McDonald, B., Makin, K., Nickels, L., Moses, M., & Taylor , C. (2006). Does repetition improve word retrieval in speakers with aphasia? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 269.
  • Starr, S., Klein, E., & Nickels, L. (2006). Unable to write: Therapy using preserved oral spelling and the keyboard [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 7(3.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005). Can the tip of the tongue state give evidence for an abstract syntactic level in speech production [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 57(Suppl. 1), 44.
  • Schmalzl, L., & Nickels, L. (2004). Treatment of acquired dysgraphia: Selective benefit from visual mnemonics [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 5(Suppl. 1), 100.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2003). Assessment for rehabilitation: What constitutes best practice? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 4, 60.
  • Nickels, L.A., Rastle, K., Cole-Virtue, J.C. (2003). Effects of lexical stress on word production [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 55(Suppl. 1), 87.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002). How does naming training with exclusively phonological cues improve naming performance? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2002). The Remediation of Word-Finding Impairments in Aphasia [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 3, 140.
  • Nickels, L.A., Makin, K., Crofts, B., Moses, M., & Taylor , C. (2002). Can assessment predict facilitation outcomes for people with word-finding difficulties? [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 3, 159-160.
  • Arcuili, J., Cupples, L., & Nickels, L. (2001). The processing of lexical stress during disordered reading. Australian Journal of Psychology [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53(2), 119.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). A single case study of 'letter-by-letter' reading [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53(2), 123-124.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). 'Letter-by-letter' reading: recognition, recovery and rehabilitation [Abstract]. Neurocase, 7, 355.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2001). The interaction of lexical and sublexical routes in repetition: Evidence from Deep Dysphasia [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 53, 184.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Crain, S., & Coltheart, M. (2011). Switching languages in bilingual aphasia: Evidence from Rarotongan, Maltese, French and English. In A. Gavarrò (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference (pp. 104-107). Barcelona, Spain: Science of Aphasia.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2009). Organisation of 'number' information in the lexicon: Insights from aphasic plural errors. In Y. Otsu (Ed.), The Proceedings of the 10th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics (pp. 27-42). Japan: Hituzi Syobo Publishing.
  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., Crain, S., & Thornton, R. (2009). Code-switching in bilinguals with aphasia: experimental evidence of grammatical impairment. In (Ed.), Proceedings of International Symposium on Bilingualism 7 The Netherlands: Utrecht University.
  • Crofts, B., Nickels, L., Makin, K., Taylor , C. & Moses, M. (2004). A comparison of the effectiveness of 'semantic' and 'phonological' tasks in the facilitation of word production in aphasia. In Murdoch, B.E., Goozee, J., Whelan, B.-M., & Docking, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Brisbane: International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
  • Makin, K., Crofts, B., Nickels, L., Taylor , C. & Moses, M. (2004). Can the effects of Facilitation predict the effects of Treatment? In Murdoch, B.E., Goozee, J., Whelan, B.-M., & Docking, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Brisbane: International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2004). How much semantics is enough? The relationship between comprehension and production in aphasia. In Murdoch, B.E., Goozee, J., Whelan, B.-M., & Docking, K. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Brisbane: International Assoc of Logopedics and Phoniatrics.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M., & Nickels, L. (2004). Reading and writing skills of adults with a history of specific-language impairment. In M. Katsikitis (Ed.), Psychological Science in Action: Proceedings of the 39th APS Annual Conference (pp. 224-224). Melbourne: Australian Psychological Society.
  • Nickels, L.A. & Moses, M. (2001). The tiger that lost its stripes: a case study of impaired access to visual-semantic attributes. In Ferguson, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Aphasia Symposium of Australia, Albury, Australia: .
  • Nickels, L.A. (2000). Phonological errors in aphasia - when real words predominate. In Ferguson, A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Aphasia Symposium of Australia Melbourne, Australia: .

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Creet, E., Morris, J., Howard, D., & Nickels, L.A. (2016, October). Effects of attempted naming on word retrieval for individuals with aphasia. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, UK.
  • Hameau, S., Nickels, L., Fieder, N., & Biedermann, B. (2016, October). Influence of semantic neighbourhood density in aphasia naming treatment. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Hameister, I., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Why did the cat get up the tree? What picture descriptions can tell us about conceptualisation deficits in aphasia. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Rubin, C., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Treatment of spoken and written word retrieval in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Rubin, C., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Woordvindingstherapie bij primair progressieve afasie. Poster session presented at the AfasieNet Afasieconferentie, Zeist, The Netherlands.
  • Murteira, A., Sowman, P., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Iconic gestures and verb naming: Can gestures help us speak? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Nickels, L., Heath, S., & Fieder, N. (2016, October). Chia, quinoa, and teff: Novel word learning in aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Renvall, K., Burianová, H., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Brain correlates of adjective and noun production in healthy speakers and two people with aphasia. Poster session presented at the 54th Annual Academy of Aphasia Meeting, Llandudno, UK.
  • Rose, M., Foster, A., Copland, D., Nickels, L., Togher, L., Meinzer, M., Rai, T., Hurley, M., & Godecke, E. (2016, October). Fidelity matters: Embedding measures of therapy fidelity in the COMPARE Aphasia Clinical Trial and what it means for practice. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Rubin, C., Croot, K., Nickels, L., & Brennan, N. (2016, October). The War Memorial Hospital Primary Progressive Aphasia and Related Disorders Clinic: From emerging area of clinical practice to tertiary referral clinic. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Rubin, C., Nickels, L., & Croot, K. (2016, October). Why stop? Exploring factors that contribute to adherence to word retrieval treatment in primary progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Krajenbrink, T., Foxe, D., Hodges, J., Piguet, O., & Nickels, L. (2016, September). Less is more: Effects of semantic neighbourhood on naming in semantic dementia. Paper presented at the 17th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Hameister, I., & Nickels, L. (2016, September). The cat in the tree: What picture descriptions tell us about event-processing deficits in stroke-induced aphasia. Paper presented at the 17th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Rubin, C., & Nickels, L. (2016, September). Exploring spoken and written word retrieval treatment in primary progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 17th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • van Scherpenberg, C., Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Savage, S. (2016, September). Performance consistency as an indication of storage deficit in people with semantic variant primary progressive aphasia. Paper presented at the 17th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Too harts won sole? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Hameister, I., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Why did the cat get up the tree? What picture descriptions can tell us about conceptualisation deficits in aphasia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Exploring spoken and written word retrieval treatment in primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Lah, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., & Hodges, J.R. (2016, August). Memory and reading in children with temporal lobe epilepsy. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Murteira, A., Sowman, P., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Gesture observation effects on action-picture naming. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Ryan, M., Nickels, L., Cupples, L., & Sowman, P. (2016, August). The propensity of psychological verbs for a stative or eventide interpretation. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Woolgar, A., Petit, S., Badcock, N., Dermody, N., Yau, S., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Unlocking voices: Using low-cost portable neuroimaging to detect receptive language comprehension in minimally-verbal children with autism. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Lyalka, O., Nickels, L., Howard, D., & Morris, J. (2016, January). Facilitating spoken word retrieval in aphasia: Do coordinates help? Poster session presented at the 34th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, November). What counts? An investigation of countability and semantic number. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Hameister, I., Abel, S., Nickels, L., & Croot, K. (2015, November). Constraint Induced Aphasia Therapy in the Non-fluent variant of primary progressive aphasia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Lyalka, O., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2015, November). What mechanisms are involved in lexical access? Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2015, November). Towards an understanding of the mechanisms underlying effective treatment of word retrieval problems in aphasia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Barr, P., Tainturier, M.-J., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2015, October). Written cognate treatment in a Welsh-English bilingual aphasic patient. Poster session presented at the Academy of Aphasia 53rd Annual Meeting, Tuscon, USA.
  • Taylor, C, Croot, K., Nickels, L. & Brennan, N. (2015, October). The War Memorial Hospital Primary Progressive Aphasia and Related Disorders Clinic: From emerging area of practice to tertiary referral clinic. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific FTD & MND (APFM) Meeting, The University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, September). Effects of semantic number information on grammatical processing of mass nouns. Poster session presented at the International Science of Aphasia Conference, Aveiro, Portugal.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2015, September). What counts? An investigation of countability and semantic number. Poster session presented at the Biennial International Conference of British Aphasiology Society, London, UK.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., Nickels, L. & Brennan, N. (2015, September). The War Memorial Hospital Primary Progressive Aphasia and Related Disorders Clinic: From emerging area of clinical practice to tertiary referral clinic. Poster session presented at the National Dementia Research and Knowledge Translation Forum 2015, Sydney.
  • Fernandez, L.B., Hoehle, B, Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2015, August). Word order and pupillometry. Poster session presented at the 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, University of Vienna, Austria.
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Smith-Lock, K. (2015, July). Factors associated with reading comprehension improvement after vocabulary training. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hawaii, USA.
  • 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.
  • Nickels, L. (2015, July). An update on research on word retrieval impairments and their treatment. Invited presentation given at the Professional Development Workshop for Speech Pathology Australia (South Australia Branch), Adelaide.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2015, May). Putting the “comprehension” into reading comprehension. Colloquium at the MULTILIT Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2015, May). An update on research on word retrieval impairments and their treatment. Invited presentation given at the Professional Development Workshop for Speech Pathology Australia (Queensland Branch), Gold Coast.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2015, April). Semantic neighbours in speech production: Friends or enemies? Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Hameister, I., Abel, S., Nickels, L. & Croot, K. (2015, February). Constraint induced aphasia therapy in the non-fluent variant of Primary Progressive Aphasia. Poster session presented at the 33rd European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Fernandez, L.B., Hoehle, B., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2015, January). Pupillometry and German word order. Poster session presented at the European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Brixen, Italy.
  • Lyalka, O., Howard, D., & Nickels, L. (2015, January). The role semantic relatedness and associativity play in spoken word retrieval. Paper presented at the 33rd European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Scholl, D.I., Ballard, K.J., McCabe, P., & Nickels, L. (2014, November). Outcomes of intensive language treatment on naming ability in aphasia with and without apraxia of speech post-stroke. Poster session presented at the HDR Conference, Imag!ne.U - Creating the Future, The University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2014, October). Investigation differences between proper and common nouns using novel word learning. Paper presented at the Academy of Aphasia 52nd Annual Meeting, Miami, USA.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). Assessment of plural information in aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). How does the number of semantically related words affect picture naming performance in aphasia? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, September). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Paper presented at the 15th Science of Aphasia Conference, Venice, Italy.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, September). Understanding mechanisms of improvement in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Perth.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, September). Treatment of acquired dysgraphia: The role of neighbours. Colloquium at the Speech and Language Sciences research group, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK.
  • Marusch, T., Neiss, L., Nickels, L., & Burchert, F. (2014, September). Long-lag morphological priming and picture naming: a behavioural study. Poster session presented at the The 9th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Ontario, Canada. [Link]
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, September). One world: Many languages, one mind: Many advantages. Invited paper presented at the Embassy of France and Telopea Park School/Lycée Franco-Australien de Canberra Bilingualism workshop, Canberra.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Two bee or not to be: Homophone representations in monolinguals and bilinguals. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, August). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Paper presented at the CLaS-CCD Bilingualism Workshop, Sydney.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2014, August). Efficacy of treatments for progressive aphasia. Presentation given at the Speech Pathology Australia NSW Adult Neurogenic Communication Disorders Interest Group, Concord Hospital, Sydney.
  • Rofes, A., Santini, B., Mirtuono, P., Foroni, R., Pinna, G., Nickels, L., & Miceli, G. (2014, August). Lexico-semantic dissociations in patients with brain tumors in the posterior temporal lobe. Poster session presented at the Sixth Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., & Howard, D. (2014, August). Proper versus common nouns: Facilitation effects in naming. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Scholl, D.I., Ballard, K.J., McCabe, P., & Nickels, L. (2014, August). The outcome of semantic feature analysis treatment in aphasia with and without apraxia of speech. Paper presented at the Smart Strokes Conference, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Croot, K., Cholin, J., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Revisiting the homophone advantage effect in aphasia. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Biedermann, B., Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). The assessment and remediation of spoken language impairments after stroke. Invited paper presented at the Workshop on Language Acquisition and Language Disorders, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China.
  • Biedermann, B., Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Enhancing theoretically motivated language assessment in aphasia. Invited colloquium at the Beijing Haidian Special Education School Workshop, Beijing, China.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, July). The effects of improved oral vocabulary knowledge on reading comprehension - a randomized controlled trial. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Santa Fe, USA.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, July). Exploring the nature of the link between oral vocabulary and reading comprehension. Colloquium at the Psychology in Education Research Centre (PERC), University of York, York, UK.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, July). How do oral vocabulary skills affect reading comprehension? Colloquium at the Psychological and Educational Approaches to Reading and Language Support (PEARLS) Research Group, Leeds, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Presentation given at the Center for Neurocognitive Rehabilitation (CeRiN), Rovereto, Italy.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Orthographic neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Colloquium at the School of Health and Life Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Presentation given at the Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2014, July). Investigating the role of neighbours in treatment of acquired dysgraphia. Colloquium at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
  • Marusch, T., Neiss, L., Nickels, L., & Burchert, F. (2014, July). Spoken production of verbal morphology: A long-lag priming study. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Effect of socioeconomic status and literacy on bilingual cognitive control. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Nickels, L., & Heath, S. (2014, July). Mechanisms underlying treatment-related gains in word retrieval in aphasia Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014, July). Orthographic learning in children with different reading profiles. Paper presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Santa Fe, USA.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, June). A randomized controlled trial of oral vocabulary intervention for reading comprehension difficulties. Colloquium at the Oxford Centre for Evidence Based Intervention, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2014, June). Reading comprehension and oral vocabulary: What’s the connection? Colloquium at the Language and Cognitive Development (LCD) Research Group, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • de Aquiar, V., Nickels, L., Miceli, G., & Sowman, P. (2014, May). Language facilitation via repetition priming and neurostimulation. Poster session presented at the Rovereto Workshop on Concepts, Actions, and Objects: Functional and neural perspectives, Rovereto, Italy. [Link]
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014, May). Grammatical countability specific impairments in aphasic speakers. Colloquium at the Post-doc and Doctorate Colloquium at the Department of Linguistics, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2014, May). Processing of mass/count information in noun phrase production and comprehension. Colloquium at the Department of Psycholinguistics, University of Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.
  • Nickels, L. (2014, May). Understanding language processing, language impairment and its treatment. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Barr, P., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Homophone production in bilingual and monolingual speakers. Poster session presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Hameau, S., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Semantic neighbourhood density effects in aphasic speech production. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Geigis, L., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., & McArthur, G. (2014, April). Variations within a 'subtype': Surface dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Wang, H.-C., Marinus, E., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2014, April). Tracking orthographic learning in children with different types of dyslexia. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • de Aguiar, V., Nickels, L., Miceli, G., & Sowman, P. (2014, March). Language facilitation via repetition priming and neurostimulation. Invited colloquium at the Centro di Riabilitazione Neurocognitiva, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy.
  • Nickels, L. (2014, February). Single case study design and intervention (in theory). Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Barisic, K., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (2013, November). Developmental graphemic buffer dysgraphia in English. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Colenbrander, D., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Smith-Lock, K. (2013, November). Exploring the causal role of oral vocabulary in reading comprehension difficulties. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Best, W. (2013, November). How ‘some garlic’ becomes ‘a garlic’ or ‘some onion’: Mass and count processing in aphasia. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Geigis, L., Anandakumar, T., Nickels, L., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, November). Subtypes of a subtype: Three developmental surface dyslexias. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2013, November). Lexical influences on the graphemic output buffer. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2013, November). A reflection on anomia treatment: Current topics and pointers for the future. Keynote paper presented at the German Annual Conference on Aphasia Research and Treatment (GAB), Berlin, Germany.
  • Nickels, L., Kohnen, S., & Biedermann, B. (2013, November). Theory and therapy: A reciprocal relationship? Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Sydney.
  • Scholl, D.I., Ballard, K.J., McCabe, P. & Nickels, L. (2013, November). The outcome of Semantic Feature Analysis treatment in aphasia with and without apraxia of speech. Paper presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Chicago, USA.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2013, October). Lexical-syntactic representation of countability: Evidence from language unimpaired and impaired speakers. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Language Day, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Mason, C., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013, September). Cross-linguistic plural dominance effects in picture naming. Poster session presented at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Production, Aix-Marseille, France.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013, September). Proper and common name learning: Same or different? Paper presented at the 14th Science of Aphasia Conference, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., Renvall, K., & Howard, D. (2013, September). Proper and common noun processing and learning. Colloquium at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences, Newcastle University, UK.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Mason, C., Beyersmann, E., Machleb, F., & Nickels, L. (2013, August). Regularity and frequency effects on plural processing in speakers with aphasia: A cross-linguistic study. Poster session presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Renvall, K., Nickels, L., & Davidson, B. (2013, August). Do we treat functionally relevant items in aphasia therapy? Current challenges and new tools. Presentation given at the 29th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Turin, Italy.
  • Thompson, W.F., Sowman, P., Nickels, L., Al-Janabi, S., Merrett, D., & Savage, G. (2013, August). Melodic intonation therapy: Is it an effective treatment for non-fluent aphasia? Paper presented at the Biannual meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC), Toronto, Canada.
  • Wang, H.-C., Nickels, L., & Castles A. (2013, July). Dissecting the components of orthographic learning: Evidence from two cases with dyslexia. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Hong Kong.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G.M. (2013, June). When bread grows on men's faces: Letter Position Dyslexia in English reading children. Invited colloquium at the Language & Developmental Seminar Series, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2013, June). When 'slime' becomes 'smile': Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Invited poster session presented at the Royal Society's satellite meeting at Chicheley Hall on Language in developmental and acquired disorders, Chicheley, UK.
  • Nair, V., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2013, June). Understanding bilingual word learning: The role of phonotactic probability and neighbourhood density. Poster session presented at the International Symposium on Bilingualism, Nanyang Techological University, Singapore.
  • Rodriguez, A., Rose, M., Godecke, E., Cardell, E., Nickels, L., & Stockill, J. (2013, June). Intensity and aphasia rehabilitation: Who, what, when, and how. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Broadbeach.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Barisic, K., Moore, K., Kezilas, Y., Krajenbrink, T., & Colenbrander, D. (2013, May). Generalisation of untrained irregular words in spelling. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia (IWORDD), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2013, February). Fragment errors in buffer impairment. Paper presented at the IDEALAB (International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain) Winter School, Trento, Italy.
  • Romanova, A., Nickels, L., & Renvall, K. (2013, February). Proper versus common noun learning and representation. Paper presented at the IDEALAB (International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain) Winter School, Trento, Italy.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., Lorenz, A., & Schiller, N. (2012, October). Assessing plural information in impaired language processing. Presentation given at the 15th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., & Copland, D. (2012, October). The neural substrates of naming facilitation in aphasia: Its locus and longevity. Paper presented at the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • 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.
  • Osborne, A., & Nickels, L. (2012, October). The role of constraint in constraint induced aphasia therapy. Poster session presented at the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Renvall, K. & Nickels, L. (2012, October). Assessment and treatment of adjectives with emotional connotations: A single case study. Paper presented at the International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Melbourne.
  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Crain, S. (2012, September). Subcortical links in bilingual language representation. Poster session presented at the University of New South Wales Brain Sciences Symposium, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2012, September). Keynote address: Lexical syntactic impairments in aphasia. Keynote paper presented at the 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Renvall, K. & Nickels, L. (2012, September). Assessment and treatment of adjectives with emotional connotations: A single case study. Paper presented at the 13th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, August). Children's knowledge of letter-sounds: What is the order of learning? Paper presented at the 6th European Graduate School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Nair, V., Mathew, J., Bhat, S., Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Demuth, K. (2012, August). Hierarchical effect of proficiency in novel word learning. Poster session presented at the Annual Workshop of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2012, August). Assessing reading and spelling. Invited presentation given at the CCD Professional Development Workshop on Theories, Assessment and Treatment of Reading and Spelling Disabilities, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Wang, H-C., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2012, August). How children learn to read? Dissecting the process of orthographic learning. Invited presentation given at the Groningen University, Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Wang, H-C., Nickels, L., Nation, K., & Castles, A. (2012, August). Predictors of orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Paper presented at the 6th European Graduate School on Literacy Acquisition, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Biedermann, B., Beyersmann, E., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for unimpaired speakers of English. Poster session presented at the 12th International Workshop on Language Production, New York, USA.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Investigating non-lexical reading processes in young children: How do parsing ability and GPC knowledge relate? Poster session presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies of Reading (SSSR), Montreal, Canada.
  • Nickels, L. (2012, July). Keynote address: The representation of lexical syntax: Insights from aphasia. Keynote paper presented at the International Workshop on Language Production, New York, USA.
  • Taylor, C., Croot, K., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Primary progressive aphasia. Invited symposium conducted at the Aged Care Psychiatry In Service Meeting, Prince Of Wales Hospital, Sydney.
  • Taylor, C.A., Croot, K.P., & Nickels, L. (2012, July). Taking first steps: Towards a speech pathology management pathway for primary progressive aphasia. Invited symposium conducted at the NSW ACI Allied Health Clinical Innovation and Research Forum in Aged Health, Sydney.
  • Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2012, June). Extending aphasia treatment into adjectives with emotional connotations: A single case study. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) National Conference, Hobart.
  • Worrall, L., Togher, L., Ferguson, A., Rose, M., Power, E., Copland, D., Nickels, L., Douglas, J., Armstrong, B., Davidson, B., Ballard, K.J., Simmons-Mackie, N., & Gonzalez-Rothi, L. (2012, June). Bringing it all together to change practice in aphasia rehabilitation across Australia. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Hobart.
  • Heath, S., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., Copland, D., & McMahon, K. (2012, May). Language-related resting state connectivity in aphasia. Presentation given at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Melbourne.
  • Larsen, L., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., & Nickels, L. (2012, April). Decoding words: The relationship between parsing and grapheme-phoneme knowledge. Poster session presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2012, March). Perseveration and neologism in aphasia: How much do we know? Invited presentation given at the Speech-Language and Hearing Association, Singapore.
  • Nickels, L. (2012, March). The cognitive neuropsychological approach to language assessment and treatment. Invited presentation given at the 5 day workshop, University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Renvall, K., & Nickels, L. (2012, January). Assessment and treatment of adjectives with emotional connotations: A single case study. Poster session presented at the 30th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2011, December). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Poster session presented at the ResCom, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, November). The representation of countability information. Presentation given at the Higher Degree Research Showcase, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., MacDonald, A., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., & Copland, D. (2011, November). Brain mechanisms underlying the facilitation of picture naming with a semantic task. Paper presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting , Washinton, USA.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., & Nickels, L. (2011, November). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Larsen, L., McArthur, G., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2011, November). The Letter-Sound Test (LeST): Norms and children’s learning of letter-sound rules. Presentation given at the Sydney Postgraduate Psychology Conference, Sydney University, Sydney.
  • MacDonald, A., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Angwin, A., Nickels, L., & Copland, D. (2011, November). Neural substrates of short and long-term repetition priming of naming in aphasia. Paper presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington, USA.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Schiller, N., & Nickels, L. (2011, September). Plural dominance effects in picture naming for language-impaired and unimpaired speakers: A comparison. Poster session presented at the 17th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2011, September). The DiRT on nonword reading tests. Presentation given at the Making up Lost Time in Literacy (MuLTiLit) Seminar Series, Sydney.
  • 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.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). Representation of mass and count nouns in the mental lexicon: Insights from mass/count errors in aphasia. Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). Effects of countability on lexical processing in aphasia. Poster session presented at the Biennial International Conference of the British Aphasiology Society, Reading, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). A single case study on mass and count noun processing in aphasia. Presentation given at the Centre for Speech and Language Research, University College London, London, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, September). The representation of mass/count nouns: Evidence from aphasia. Presentation given at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.
  • Krajenbrink, T., Nickels, L., & Jonkers, R. (2011, September). Access to orthographic forms in letter-by-letter reading: Evidence for one underlying reading system. Poster session presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • MacDonald, A., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Angwin, A., Nickels, L., & Copland, D. (2011, September). Neural substrates of short and long-term semantic facilitation of naming in aphasia. Paper presented at the Stroke Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide.
  • Miller Amberber, A., Nickels, L., Crain, S. & Coltheart, M. (2011, September). Switching languages in bilingual aphasia: evidence of grammatical impairment from Rarotongan, Maltese, French and English. Paper presented at the 12th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Nickels, L. (2011, September). Semantic and phonological tasks in the treatment of word retrival. Keynote symposium conducted at the Venice Summer School on Aphasia Rehabilitation, Venice, Italy.
  • Nickels, L. (2011, September). Semantic and phonological tasks in the treatment of word retrieval. Invited presentation given at the Venice Summer School on Aphasia Rehabilitation, Venice, Italy.
  • Nickels, L., Bachmann, F., Makin, K., McDonald, B., Moses, M. & Taylor , C. (2011, September). Understanding the sources of variability in the facilitation of word retrieval in aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Society Biennial International Conference, Reading, UK.
  • 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.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., & Nickels, L. (2011, August). Heads and shoulders, knees and toes: Effects of plural dominance in aphasia. Paper presented at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Beyersmann, E., Nickels, L., & Schiller, N. (2011, August). Plural dominance effects in picture naming. Paper presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (ACNCN) Research Forum, Sydney.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2011, August). Representation of mass and count nouns in the mental lexicon: Insights from mass/count errors in aphasia. Presentation given at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Castles, A., Friedmann, N., & McArthur, G. (2011, August). When a diary is "something from a cow": Developmental Letter Position Dyslexia in English. Paper presented at the Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry (ACNCN) Research Forum, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2011, August). Treatment of acquired word retrieval disorders. Paper presented at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Sydney.
  • Renvall, K. & Nickels, L. (2011, August). ’Good’ and ’not good’: How to measure and treat adjectives with emotional connotations? Presentation given at the Perspectives on Language Disorders Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2011, July). Orthographic learning of regular and irregular words in skilled and less-skilled readers Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), St. Pete Beach, USA.
  • Renvall, K., Nickels, L., & Davidson, B. (2011, June). How to choose the most “relevant” and “functional” vocabulary for word retrieval treatment? Paper presented at the 3rd Nordic Aphasia Conference , Helsinki, Finland.
  • Abel, S., Taylor, C., Nickels, L., Ruggero L., Savage, S., Hodges, J.R., & Croot, K. (2011, May). Therapy of word retrieval deficits for patients with progressive language impairments. Poster session presented at the Alzheimer's Australia 14th national conference, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2011, May). Assessment and treatment of developmental and acquired disorders of reading and spelling. Presentation given at the Professional development workshop for Speech Pathology Australia, Brisbane.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles, A., & Nickels, L. (2011, April). The effect of word regularity and pre-existing reading skills on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Paper presented at the 38th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, November). Issues in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring aphasia and apraxia of speech. Invited presentation given at the NSW Speech Pathology Adult Neurogenic Communication Interest Group (ANCIG), Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, November). Cognitive Neuropsychological Assessment and Evaluating Treatment. Invited presentation given at the Westmead and Blacktown Speech Pathology Departments, Sydney, Australia.
  • Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., Holmes, A., van Hees, S., & Copland, D. (2010, October). Neural substrates of language treatment in aphasia. Paper presented at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital Health Care Symposium, Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Lorenz, A. (2010, September). On the origin of plural dominance effects. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP), Edinburgh, UK.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2010, September). Effects of mass/count information on the production of noun phrases. Poster session presented at the International Workshop on Language Production (IWoLP), Edinburgh, UK.
  • Heath, S., Angwin, A., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., van Hees, S., Johnson, K., McKinnon, E., & Copland, D. (2010, September). Phonological facilitation of naming in healthy individuals and aphasia: a functional neuroimaging study. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., McArthur, G., & Castles, A. (2010, September). Developmental letter position dyslexia in English. Presentation given at the Macquarie University Reading Disability Researchers Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, September). How does therapy for lexical retrieval work? An overview. Keynote paper presented at the British Aphasiology Society Therapy Symposium, Newcastle, UK.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, September). Sandwiches, sandwiches and more sandwiches: Understanding perseveration in Aphasia. Invited paper presented at the Australian Aphasia Association Biennial Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., Makin, K., McDonald, B., Moses, M., Mason, C., & Taylor , C. (2010, September). Semantic tasks in the treatment of word retrieval disorders. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Lorenz, A. (2010, August). Heads and shoulders, knees and toes: The effects of plural dominance on word retrieval in aphasia. Paper presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Copland, D., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., Holmes, A., & van Hees, S. (2010, August). Neural substrates of short and long-term repetition priming in an object naming task. Paper presented at the Science of Aphasia, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2010, August). Representation of mass/count information in noun phrase production: A countability interference effect in English? Poster session presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Lorenz, A., Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2010, August). Production of plural nouns in German: An investigation of regularity effects in acquired phonological dysgraphia. Poster session presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, August). Developmental and Acquired Disorders of Reading and Spelling. Invited presentation given at the 1 day workshop of the Speech Pathology Australia NSW Professional Development, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., & Tripolone, A., & Kohnen, S. (2010, August). Improving access to orthographic representations in letter-by-letter reading: a single case treatment study. Paper presented at the 11th International Science of Aphasia Conference, Potsdam, Germany.
  • Kohnen, S., Anandakumar, T., McArthur, G., Nickels, L., & Castles, A. (2010, July). Treatment for different types of surface dyslexia. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies, Reading, Berlin, Germany.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, July). Sentence processing and aphasia. Part II: Treatment. Invited presentation given at the Professional development seminar, SESIAHS (South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service) Northern Network Rehabilitation Peer Supervision Group, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles A., & Nickels, L. (2010, July). Context effects on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Poster session presented at the Society of Scientific Study in Reading (SSSR), Berlin, Germany.
  • Copland, D., Heath, S., McMahon, K., Nickels, L., Angwin, A., Holmes, A., de Zubicaray, G., Smith, E., & Cardell, E. (2010, May). Mapping the neural substrates of naming facilitation in aphasia: preliminary findings. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment, Gold Coast.
  • McMahon, K., Holmes, A., Heath, S., Angwin, A., Nickels, L., McKinnon, E., van Hees, S., & Copland, D. (2010, May). Naming errors and gray matter structural variation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, April). Sentence processing and aphasia. Part I: Assessment. Invited presentation given at the Professional development seminar, SESIAHS (South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service) Northern Network Rehabilitation Peer Supervision Group, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles A. & Nickels, L. (2010, April). Stories or Spelling Lists? The effect of context on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Poster session presented at the Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, March). Developmental Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. Keynote paper presented at the Conference on Language, Brain and Technology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, March). Cognitive Neuropsychology Keynote paper presented at the Conference on Language, Brain and Technology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, March). Cognitive Neuropsychological Dual Route models of Reading and Spelling. Keynote paper presented at the Conference on Language, Brain and Technology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, March). Psycholinguistic assessments of Language Processing in Dyslexia. Keynote paper presented at the Conference on Language, Brain and Technology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, January). Evidence Based Practice in Aphasia: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Therapy. Invited paper presented at the Invited Professional Development Seminar, Speech and Hearing Association of Singapore, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Nickels, L. (2010, January). Cognitive Neuropsychology and the Assessment and Treatment of Aphasia. Invited paper presented at the Invited 5-day workshop at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., & Biedermann, B. (2009, December). Garlic versus onion. How are mass and count nouns represented and processed in our language system? Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Fieder, N., Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., & Kinoshita, S. (2009, December). Representation of count and mass nouns in the mental lexicon. Presentation given at the Australian Language and Speech Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, December). Acquired language disorders: How can they help us understand spoken word production? Invited paper presented at the HCSnet Summerfest, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, December). Managing your supervisor. Invited paper presented at the HCSnet Summerfest, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., Williamson, L. Etzien, M. & Burmester, J. (2009, December). Do shared-feature and associative semantic errors have a single source? Paper presented at the Australian Language and Speech Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wang, H.-C., Castles A. & Nickels, L. (2009, December). Stories or Lists? The effect of context on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Poster session presented at the Australian Language and Speech Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2009, November). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Invited presentation given at the LDA Awards Presentation, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Makin, K., Moses, M., Taylor , C. & Mason, C. (2009, November). Tasks with a semantic focus in the treatment of word retrieval impairments. Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop on Aphasia Rehabilitation and Neuroplasticity: Translating Principles into Practice, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., Williamson, L. Burmester, J. & Etzien, M. (2009, October). Investigating the nature of semantic errors in picture naming. Invited presentation given at the University College, London, UK.
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., Williamson, L. Etzien, M. & Burmester, J. (2009, October). Shared feature and Associative semantic errors in aphasic word production. Poster session presented at the Academy of Aphasia, Boston, USA.
  • Nickels, L., Best, W., Williamson, L. Burmester, J. & Etzien, M. (2009, September). An examination of sub-types of semantic errors in word production in aphasia. Paper presented at the Science of Aphasia X, Antalya, Turkey.
  • Coltheart, M., Kohnen, S., McArthur, G., Nickels, L., Castles, A. (2009, August). Understanding Children's reading difficulties: Assessment and intervention. Invited presentation given at the Hunter Region Education Department Workshop, Sydney, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., Lorenz, A., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, L. (2009, July). Insights from aphasic plural errors - impaired morphology informs unimpaired word processing Paper presented at the 5th CNCN research forum, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Smith-Lock, K. & Nickels, L. (2009, July). Which children with spelling difficulties might benefit from spelling pronunciations? Paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, July). Can cognitive psychology inform the treatment of cognitive impairments?An example from word production. Keynote paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tripolone, A., Nickels, L. & Kohnen, S. (2009, July). Treatment of a letter-by-letter reader - a single case study. Paper presented at the 5th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kohnen, S., Castles, A. & Nickels, L. (2009, June). Spelling training improves rule-based and irregular-word spelling but not orthographic learning. Paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Studies in Reading, Boston, USA.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, April). Word retrieval impairments - more on dissecting treatment approaches. Presentation given at the Professional Development seminar, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Tripolone, A., Nickels, L. & Kohnen, S. (2009, April). Treatment of a letter-by-letter reader - a single case study. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, March). Organisation of 'number' information in the lexicon. Insights from aphasic plural errors. Paper presented at the 10th Tokyo Conference on Psycholinguistics, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, March). Collaborative Research into the treatment of word retrieval disorders: What have we learned? Invited presentation given at the Professional Development workshop to SE Sydney, Central Area Health Network Health, St George Hospital, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, January). Pluralfehler bei Aphasie. Paper presented at the Post-doc and Doctorate Colloquium at Institute for Linguistics, University of Postdam, Germany..
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L., & Beyersmann, E. (2009, January). 'Number' representation in the lexicon. What can we learn from aphasic plural errors? Poster session presented at the 27th European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology: An interdisciplinary approach, Bressanone, Italy.
  • Nickels, L. (2009, January). Word retrieval impairments - dissecting treatment approaches. Presentation given at the Professional Development seminar, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, December). Managing your supervisor. Invited presentation given at the HCSnet Summerfest, Sydney, Australia.
  • Crepaldi, D., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Rastle, K. (2008, November). Early morpho-orthographic segmentation and masked irregular priming. Presentation given at the Pre-psychonomic Symposium on Lexical Processing, Chicago, IL.
  • Crepaldi, D., Coltheart, M., Nickels, L., Rastle, K. (2008, November). Irregular morphological priming and early morpho-orthographic segmentation. Poster session presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago.
  • Biedermann, B., Nickels, L.A., & Beyersmann, E. (2008, October). Plural errors in aphasic speech: how is 'number information' represented in the lexicon? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia (ASA), The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
  • Amberber, A.M., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Crain, S. (2008, September). Language switching in bilingual aphasia: what is "pathological" code-switching? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Brisbane.
  • Berarducci, M., Nickels, L., & Armstrong, E. (2008, September). The Stability of Discourse Measures. Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop on Narrative and Communication Disorders, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Croot, K., & Nickels, L. (2008, September). Interventions in semantic dementia and progressive aphasia: Clinical and theoretical issues. Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Mason, C., Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Moses, M., Makin. K., & Taylor , C. (2008, September). Can Naming Therapy Impact on Performance in Conversation? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, September). How does our impairment-focused therapy work? Keynote paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, September). Programmes! Problems, pitfalls and progress in the use of computers in the assessment and treatment of language disorders. Invited presentation given at the HCSnet Future Computer Applications for Managing Speech and Language Disorders Workshop, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • Smith-Lock, K. M., Nickels, L. A. & Mortensen, L. (2008, September). Telling the Story of Cinderella: Oral and Written Language Skills in Adults with a History of Language Impairment. Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop on Narrative and Communication Disorders, Melbourne.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, August). Evidence based practice in the treatment of aphasia: Impairments of semantics, naming and sentence processing. Invited presentation given at the Professional Development Workshop for Speech Pathology Australia, Sydney, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, July). Word retrieval impairments - dissecting treatment approaches. Invited presentation given at the University College London, London, UK.
  • Nickels, L., Howard, D., Dodd, H., & Coltheart, M. (2008, July). Further investigations into cumulative semantic inhibition in picture naming: effects of long lag & repeated members of a category. Paper presented at the 5th International Workshop on Language Production, Annapolis, Maryland, USA.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2008, June). The assessment and treatment of word retrieval impairments - insights from Cognitive Neuropsychology. Keynote paper presented at the 12th Meeting of the International for Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Simpson, I., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2008, June). Orthographic Processing. Presentation given to the Discipline of Speech Pathology Presentation given at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2008, March). What can plural errors in aphasic speakers tell us about the representation of number in our mental lexicon? Paper presented at the 35th Conference of the Australasian Experimental Psychology Society (EPC), University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Nickels, L. (2008, January). Cognitive Neuropsychology and the Assessment and Treatment of Aphasia. Invited paper presented at the 3-day workshop at the National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Mortensen, L., Smith-Lock, K.M., & Nickels, L.A. (2007, December). Organisation and coherence in narrative texts written by adults with a history of specific language impairment. Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop on Cognitive Science and Text, Leura.
  • Nickels, L. (2007, December). Evaluating adult language therapy: How do we know it works? Invited paper presented at the Professional Development session at South West Sydney Area Health Service, Bankstown Hospital, Bankstown, Sydney.
  • Smith-Lock, K. M., Nickels, L.A., & Mortensen, L. (2007, December). Story Writing Skills of Adults with a History Language-Impairment. Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop on Cognitive Science and Text, Leura, Australia.
  • Nickels, L. (2007, November). Model-based Assessment. Paper presented at the Professional Development seminar, Royal Rehabilitation Centre Sydney, Australia.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). The representation of plural information in our mental lexicon. Poster session presented at the Science of Aphasia VIII (SoA), Monopoli, Italy.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). The representation of homophones in spoken word production: Evidence from reading aloud. Poster session presented at the 4th International Workshop on Language Production (IWOLP), Muenster, Germany.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, September). Effects of homophony on reading aloud. Invited presentation given at the Research Seminar, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy.
  • Nickels, L. (2007, September). Reading and Naming Disorders. Invited paper presented at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
  • Crepaldi, D., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, August). Early recognition of irregular words: evidence from morphological priming in English. Poster session presented at the 2007 Meeting of the European Society of Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Marseille, France.
  • Mortensen, L., Smith-Lock, K.M., & Nickels, L.A. (2007, May). Features of text organisation and coherence in stories written by adults with a history of specific language impairment. Paper presented at the Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2007, April). Effects of homophony on reading aloud. Paper presented at the 34th Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Canberra.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2006, December). Using a phonological cueing hierarchy in the treatment of word retrieval disorders: What generalisation can we expect? Paper presented at the 12th Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L. (2006, December). Do you need your WAB? The hypothesis testing approach to assessment in aphasia. Invited paper presented at the professional development seminar, South West Sydney Area Health Service, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
  • Simpson, I., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006, December). Why do we need to write a word down to decide if it is spelt correctly? Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006, November). Patterns of generalisation in treatment studies with a child with lexical and sublexical spelling deficits. Paper presented at the Johns Hopkins University Seminar, Baltimore, USA.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M. & Brunsdon, R. (2006, October). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Paper presented at the Meeting of the British Neuropsychological Society, London, UK.
  • Kohnen, S., Nickels, L., Coltheart, M., & Brunsdon, R. (2006, July). Predicting generalisation in the training of irregular word spelling: Treating lexical spelling deficits in a child. Paper presented at the 3rd Australian Conference for Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Biedermann, B., Coltheart, M., & Tree, J. (2006, July). Simulating acquired phonological dyslexia: How does DRC fare? Paper presented at the HCSNet Workshop 'Computational Modelling of Language and Communication', Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M. & Nickels, L.A. (2006, May). Does SLI in Childhood lead to Writing Difficulties in Adulthood? Paper presented at the National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia, Fremantle.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006, April). Generalisation effects after treating sublexical spelling deficits in a child with mixed dysgraphia. Paper presented at the 33rd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Brisbane.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2006, March). Treating Sublexical Spelling Deficits in a Child with Mixed Dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L.A., McGlynn, H., Smith-Lock, K., Kohnen, S., & Whedall, K. (2006, March). What affects the success of an intervention programme for older low progress readers? Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Smith-Lock, K., Kohnen, S., Nickels, L.A., & McGlynn, H. (2006, March). Developmental literacy impairments in adulthood. Paper presented at the Inaugural Conference on Clinical and Research Perspectives in Developmental Neuropsychology, Sydney.
  • Moses, M., Nickels, L., Makin, K., McDonald, B., & Taylor , C. (2005, November). Does repetition improve word retrieval in speakers with aphasia? Paper presented at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Annual Scientific Research Day, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Crofts, B., Makin, K., Taylor , C., & Moses, M. (2005, November). Treatment for word retrieval disorders: comparing semantic and phonological tasks. Presentation given at the SWSAHS Professional Development forum, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Makin, K., McDonald, B., Moses, M., & Taylor , C. (2005, November). The application of errorless learning techniques to the treatment of aphasia. Paper presented at the Royal Rehabilitation Centre Annual Scientific Research Day, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Moses, M.S., Nickels, L.A., & Sheard, C. (2005, September). Making sense of the maze: Exploring the source of neologistic errors in a case of jargon aphasia. Paper presented at the Aphasia Research Day, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L., Makin, K., McDonald, B., Moses, M., & Taylor , C. (2005, September). Is errorless learning a useful concept in the treatment of word retrieval disorders? Paper presented at the Aphasia Research Day, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L.A., & Lorenz, A. (2005, September). Comparing the effectiveness of orthographic and phonological cues in the treatment of anomia. Paper presented at the Aphasia Research Day, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., & Nickels, L. (2005, August). Spoken word form access in aphasia: Treatment of ambiguous words and its implication for the mental lexicon. Poster session presented at the Sixth Science of Aphasia (SoA VI), Helsinki, Finland.
  • Kohnen, S., Brunsdon, R., Coltheart, M., & Nickels, L. (2005, August). Treating Sublexical Spelling Deficits in a Child with Mixed Dysgraphia. Paper presented at the Fourth European Graduate School on Literacy, Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
  • Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Makin, K., Taylor , C., & Moses, M. (2005, August). Treatment for word retrieval disorders: comparing semantic and phonological tasks. Presentation given at the Adult Neurogenic Communication Interest Group, RRCS, Sydney.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005, July). Can the Tip of the Tongue state (ToT) disentangle processes in spoken word retrieval? Presentation given at the Language and Technology Group (LTG) Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Nickels, L.A. (2005, June). Assessment and treatment of impaired word retrieval: A cognitive Neuropsychological approach. Keynote paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Japanese Speech Pathologists Association, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Biedermann, B., Ruh, N., Nickels, L., & Coltheart, M. (2005, April). Can the Tip of the Tongue (ToT) state give evidence for an abstract syntactic level in speech production? Paper presented at the 32nd Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Melbourne.
  • Smith-Lock, K.M. & Nickels, L.A. (2004, October). Reading and writing skills of adults with a history of specific-language impairment. Paper presented at the 39th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference, Sydney.
  • Schmalzl, L. & Nickels, L. (2004, July). Treatment of irregular word spelling in acquired dysgraphia: Selective benefit from visual mnemonics. Poster session presented at the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and International Neuropsychological Society (INS) Annual Meeting, Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L. (2002, July). Homophone production in aphasic speech: How does naming training with exclusively phonological cues improve naming performance? Poster session presented at the 10th International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference, Brisbane.
  • Biedermann, B., Blanken, G., & Nickels, L.A. (2002, July). The representation of homophones: Evidence from the treatment of aphasia. Paper presented at the 2nd Australian Conference for Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Sydney.

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