Technological Institution of Epirus (EPIRUS)
The Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Epirus is a tertiary technological educational institute (public entity) founded in October 1994. It is located on the North-West part of Greece with facilities at the towns of Arta, Ioannina, Igoumenitsa and Preveza. The staff of TEI of Epirus have participated into several EU funded projects under the frameworks of INTERREG II, INTERREG IIIC, ADRIATIC IPA, LEADER, LIFE, MARIE CURIE, LEONARDO DA VINCI, TEMPUS, SOCRATES – ERASMUS. The Department of Speech and Language Therapy offers introductory courses in medicine, linguistics and psychology and specialised courses concerning voice, talk, speech (oral/written) and hearing disorders, leading to a Bachelor Degree. The Department hosts, among others, the Laboratory of Learning Disabilities and the Laboratory of IT Applications in Speech Pathology. The Laboratory of Learning Disabilities, directed by Prof. V. Zakopoulou actively participates in the research, educational and developing status-quo of the area of learning disabilities. The main activities of the laboratory include the application of measurements in diagnosis of learning disabilities, intervention programmes using a range of screening and psychometric tools and methods of intervention, translation and standardization of international diagnostic instruments on Learning Disorders.
Dr Victoria Zakopoulou
Victoria is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Speech and Language Therapy of
the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. She holds a PhD in Special Education (2001), and MS (1994) and Bachelor (1990) Degrees from the University of Ioannina. Her post doctoral research has been carried out in the University Hospital of Ioannina (Child-neurologist outpatients’ department in the Pediatrics clinic). Her research interests are the field of Learning Difficulties, with emphasis in Early Developmental Dyslexia. Dr. Zakopoulou has given lectures on specialized topics on a theoretical and laboratorial/clinical level, and has supervised numerous students (diploma theses and practical training). She is a member of scientific committees and participates actively in the design and realization of scientific, research and
corporate program of her department. Dr Zakopoulou is the author of more than 30 research articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings. She has participated in several National and EU funded research projects.
Dr Maria Mastropavlou
Maria is a Lecturer at the Philology Department of the University of Ioannina. She
received her PhD Degree in Psycholinguistics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2006. Before joining the University of Ioannina in 2009, she worked as a Course Leader of the BSc in Speech Therapy course in Athens Metropolitan College. She has participated in European and National research projects on dyslexia, specific language impairment and bilingualism. Her research work, which has appeared in more than 20 research articles in scientific journals or conference proceedings, includes language acquisition by children with specific language impairment, language processing by children with reading disabilities, language problems in adults with acquired aphasia, sentence processing by children with acquired aphasia as
well as morphological and sentence processing by unimpaired monolingual and bilingual adults.
Christodoulides holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Ioannina, a MSc in Psychology of Education from the Institute of Education, University of London, UK. He has been working as a lecturer in Educational Psychology in the Speech and Language Therapy Department of TEI of Epirus since 2006. He is a licensed child psychologist and his interests focus mainly on the field of educational psychology, approaches to learning and personality types. He has also presented his work in numerous national and international conferences.