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Work experience

2006 - Present

Acting Assistant

Faculty of Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation

2004 - Present

Lecturer

Latvian University, Faculty of Pedagogy, Psychology and Arts

1998 - Present

Speech and Language Pathologist

Limbaži Consultation centre

1998 - 2012

Director, Speech and Language Therapist

Children Consultation Centre in Limbaži

1990 - 1998

Speech and Language Therapist

Limbaži Secondary School Nr.1

Education and training

2013

Doctoral study program Theoretical Medicine. Major: Speech and Language Pathology. Continuing dissertation: Early signs of dyslexia in preschool children.

Rīga Stradiņš University

2008

Certificate of Pedagogical Competence in Speech Language Therapy

2006

Certificate of Clinical Competence LAPOS (SLP) 7571-A

2003

Master of Rehabilitation Science, Major: Speech and Language Pathology

Rīga Stradiņš University

1994

Bachelor s degree in Speech Therapy

University of Liepaja, Latvia

Achievements

Continuing education a.o. qualification upgrade

26.11. 2014. 5th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference. Society. Health. Welfare. 2nd Conference of Audio Speech Therapists of Latvija , presentation –

Epidemiologic data about children with specific speech and language disorders in Limbazi district RSU, Latvia

18.09.2013. 8th Congress of Baltic Association for Rehabilitation. Poster presentation Early Literacy skills in Latvian preschool children with Specific Language Impairment, Riga

19. 09. 2013. 8th Congress of Baltic Assciation for rehabilitation . Speech therapists session, presentation Dibels Next Latvian version in speech and language therapy to asses the early literacy skills, Riga

29.–30.03.2012. – 11th RSU Scientific Conference, presentation Early reading skills in Children Aged 6-9 in population and clinical subgroups, RSU , Riga

22.- 23. 11. 2012. 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference. Society. Health.Welfare. Poster presentation Speech Ryhtm and Reading Abilities in Children Aged 7-9 with Specific Speech and Language Difficulties RSU, Riga , Latvia;

23.11. 2012. 1st Conference of Audio Speech Therapists of Latvia, presentation – Dyslexia diagnostic and possibilities of therapy in the world and in Latvia RSU, Riga

11. -12.11.2010. – 1st Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Physicians of Latvia, 3 rd. International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference. Society. Health.Welfare. Presentation Early literacy development indicators in a dynamic study of six yearold children with Specific Language Impairment in Latvia, Riga

18.-19.05.2009. The 10th Congress of European Federation for Research in Rehabilitation , Poster presentation, Research of Latvian Language Phoneme Testing Material in Testing Phonemes for Children of 4 and 5 years of Age,, Riga, Latvia

13.-14.03.2008. – 7th RSU Scientific Conference, presentation New technological approaches in language therapy for patients with functional disorders, RSU , Riga

Supervised study course

Dislexya

Medical pedagogy: Montessori method

Mentally delay child pedagogy and special pedagogy history

Speech rythm and rate disturbances

Lectured study course

Dislexya

General rehabilitation

Medical pedagogy: Montessori method

Mentally delay child pedagogy and special pedagogy history

Speech rythm and rate disturbances

Projects

Project Title: The development of DIBELSNext in Latvia: Translation, Adaptation, Standardization and Validation (Non profit project). EU SFP project

(vienošanās Nr. 2010/0330/1DP/1.2.2.4.1/10/IPIA/VIAA/001) 2011 – 2014

Project Title: Atbalsta pasākumi jauniešiem ar autiska spectra traucējumiem integrācijai izglītības sistēmā EU SF Nr. 2007/0087/VPDI/ESF/PIAA/06/APK/3.3.7/0007/0066

Memberships

Latvian Audio Speech Therapist Association (LALA)

Secretary of LASTA Certification Committee

Association of Sound and Speech Therapy of Latvia

Publications

Research articles​​

Early literacy skills in Latvian preschool children with specific language impairment / A.Vabale, M.Orlovska, M.Rascevska, A.Kolesovs // SHS Web of Conferences : Proceedings. - Vol.10 (2014) : 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" (Riga, Latvia, Nov.22-23, 2012) / Rīga Stradiņš University. - 00049-p.1-00049-p.7. - Pieejams arī tiešsaistē: http://www.shs-conferences.org/

Abstracts​​

Vabale, Andra. Early literacy development indicators in a dynamic study of six year old children with specific language impairment in Latvia / A.Vabale, L.Harja // 3rd International interdisciplinary scientific conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Congress of rehabilitation doctors of Latvia (Riga, Nov.11-12, 2010) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2010. - P.103.

Speech rhythm and reading abilities in children aged 7-9 with specific speech and language difficulties / A.Vabale, G.Glezere-Krusa, I.Blumentale, J.Sokolovs // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.105-106.

The clinical expression of dysphagia and assessment possibilities for patients with neurological disorders in Latvia / I.Blumentale, S.Kuske, I.Klatenberga, A.Vabale, I.Kaleja, A.Vetra, M.Mazjane // 4th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare" & 1st Conference of Speech Therapists (Riga, Nov.22-23, 2012) : Abstracts / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte ...[u.c.]. - Riga, 2012. - P.22-23.

Vabale, Andra. Agrīnās lasītprasmes novērtēšana 6-9 gadus veciem bērniem populācijā un klīniskajās grupās Latvijā / A.Vabale, I.Kalēja, I.Klatenberga // 2012.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2012.g. 29.-30.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2012. - 482.lpp.

Riemere, Kristīne. Raitas automatizētas vārdu nosaukšanas stimultesta adaptācija Latvijā / K.Riemere, A.Vabale, A.Vētra // 2015.gada Zinātniskās konferences tēzes (Rīga, 2015.g. 26.-27.martā) / Rīgas Stradiņa universitāte. - Rīga, 2015. - 332.lpp.

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