Work

Doctoral thesis

Ibrahim, S. (2020). Communication and Non-Speaking Children with Physical Disabilities: Opportunities and Reflections from Design-Oriented Research. UCL.

Conferences

Ibrahim, S., Vasalou, A. & Clarke, M. (2020) Can Design documentaries Disrupt Design for Disability? (pp. 96-107). Proceedings of the ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference 2020 – Best paper award.

Ibrahim, S., Vasalou, A. & Clarke, M. (2018) Design Opportunities for AAC and Children with Severe Speech and Physical Impairments. (pp. 227:1–227:13). New York, NY, USA: ACM. – Honorable mention award.

Du, Y., Boyd, L.E. & Ibrahim, S. (2018) From Behavioral and Communication Intervention to Interaction Design: User Perspectives from Clinicians. Proceedings of the 20th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility: Extended Abstracts. Gallway, Ireland.

Ibrahim, S., Vasalou, A. & Clarke, M. (2017) Rethinking Technology Design for and with Children who have Severe Speech and Physical Disabilities. Proceedings of Communication Matters Conference CM2017, Leeds-UK.

Ibrahim, S., Clarke, M. & Brumby, D. (2015) Ask & I’ll Tell you: Involving children in the evaluation of devices. Proceedings of Communication Matters Conference CM2015, Leeds-UK.

Journals

Ibrahim, S., Clarke, M. & Vasalou, A. (2018) Rethinking Technology Design for and with Children who have Severe Speech and Physical Disabilities. Communication Matters Journal, Aug 2018 Vol. 32 (2).

Workshops, posters,& symposia

Ibrahim, S., Brúle, E., Benton, L., Hornoff, A., Beneteau, E., Yiannoutsou, N., Metatla, O. & Spiel, K. (2020) What We Learn When Designing With Marginalized Children. Accepted workshop of ACM Interaction Design and Children Conference 2020 (workshop output here).

Ibrahim, S. (2018) Designing Communication Technologies For and With Children who have Severe Speech and Physical Impairments. Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference (PDC ’18): Student projects.

Ibrahim, S. (2018) Reflexively Applying PD Methods Toward Understanding Child- Centred Accounts of Communication. Proposal for workshop on: Workshop on Giving A Voice Through Design: Adapting Design Methods to Ensure the Participation of People with Communication Difficulties at PDC ’18, August 21, 2018, Hasselt & Genk, Belgium.

Ibrahim, S. (2017) Designing Communication Technologies with Children who have Severe Speech and Physical Impairments.. Doctoral Consortium Participant at Interaction Design & Children Conference IDC2017, Stanford-USA.

Vasalou, A. & Ibrahim, S (2016) PD for Children with SEND: Why Trustworthiness Matters. Proposal for workshop on Children’s Roles and Values at Interaction Design & Children Conference IDC2016, Manchester-UK.

Invited Talks

London Connected Learning Centre (CLC) Erasmus+ project: Supporting personalized learning through the iRead project’s teacher professional development practices, June 2020

University of Sussex research symposium panelist: “Beyond early adopters: Designing smart homes with underrepresented user groups“, February 2020

UCL Knowledge Lab Seminar Series – “Communication in non-speaking children with physical disabilities: design-oriented research”, June 2019.

UCL Multimodality MA student lecture – “Conversing without speech”, March 2019, also March 2020.

Great Ormond Street Hospital, Neurodisability Team CPD seminar series – “Designing digital technologies for communication and children who have severe speech and physical impairments”, June 2018.

City University – The Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design Seminar Series – “Designing digital technologies for communication and children who have severe speech and physical impairments”, May 2018.

Whitefields School Research Network – “Involving children in the evaluation of augmentative communication”, November 2016.

AAC London Clinical Excellence Network – “Ask & I’ll tell you: involving children in the evaluation of devices”, November 2015.

Grants & awards

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, Jan – Dec 2021

ESRC PhD Studentship, 2016 – 2018

RCSLT Minor Grants Award, 2017

SIGCHI Student Travel Grant, 2018

Professional accreditation

Certified Member of Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (cert. MRCSLT), 2004 – current

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, 2004 – current

Member of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015 – current