Author Archives: Marina B. Ruiter, PhD

About Marina B. Ruiter, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor (0.8 fte) at the Centre for Language Studies and I teach various courses offered by the Department of Language and Communication, Radboud University. I am involved in several research projects, most of which relate to language disorders and their rehabilitation. I have a strong background in clinical rehabilitation of people with acquired language disorders. As such, I have a natural preference for applied research based on theoretical insights. My research interests include development of diagnostic and treatment tools for people with communicative disabilities. Aphasia has been my key research theme, including the mechanisms underlying language improvement, how to measure functional communication skills, and the use of e-health for implementing research in clinical practice.

Call for participants for SimpTell study

The web app SimpTell aims to support speech and language therapists in teaching Dutch-speaking persons with chronic Broca’s aphasia to produce reduced utterances (i.e., ellipses) to compensate for their sentence production difficulties. For our study investigating the effectiveness of SimpTell we are currently recruiting Dutch-speaking persons with aphasia. Speech and language therapists who want to help identify and approach potential participants can log on to for our call for participants. This site also contains information in an aphasia friendly format.

Foto Pitch SimpTell

Introduction of our SimpTell presentation with a 1 minute pitch, Conference ‘State of the Art 2019’, Zeist