Dr. Susan Rvachew, PhD, S-LP(C)
Susan Rvachew, PhD, S-LP(C), is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. Her research focuses on phonological development and phonological disorders and the promotion of effective interventions to treat phonological disorders in children and prevent reading disability in this population. She is the author of Rvachew, S., & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2012). Developmental phonological disorders: Foundations of clinical practice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing.
Dr. Aparna Nadig, PhD
Aparna Nadig, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. Her research focuses on the development of social communication skills and on language and communication in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Recently her lab has investigated early word learning processes in ASD and in typical development, prosody and conversational exchange in speakers with ASD, and the effectiveness of a newly-developed transition support program for young adults with ASD.
Dr. Christina Tausch, PhD
Christina Tausch is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. She was previously employed as the project coordinator for the project “Impact of digital tablets on shared reading interactions and outcomes.” Her research interests include language acquisition in monolingual and bilingual contexts, literacy development, reading intervention, AAC, and counselling individuals with communication disorders and their families. She received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in 2012. Her dissertation focused on a syntax-based reading intervention to improve reading comprehension in English as second-language learners.
Kathrin Rees, Doctoral Candidate
Kathrin Rees received her training as a special education teacher with a focus on developmental language disorders from the Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg/University of Heidelberg, Germany. She taught at a school for special education in Freiburg, Germany and simultaneously worked in diagnostics and counseling for a centre for language development in early childhood. Her dissertation work will examine how typically developing, language impaired, and bilingual preschoolers engage in shared reading contexts.
Sarah Justine Leduc-Villeneuve, BSc.
Sarah Justine is a research assistant at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, where she also majored in Neuroscience. Her final undergraduate thesis in Dr. Nadig’s lab examined how initiations, responses of joint attention, and spontaneous imitation contributed to expressive language in typically developing children and in children with autism spectrum disorders. Her main interests are language, brain and technology.
Roxane Carrière, B.A.
Roxane Carrière holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University with a major in Psychology and a minor specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience and Education. She currently works at the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University as the coordinator for the project “Impact of digital tablets on shared reading interactions and outcomes”.
Elisabeth Christe, M.Sc, S-LP (C)
Elisabeth Christe M.Sc., S-LP(C) is a Speech-language pathologist who has been collaborating with Dr. Susan Rvachew and Tribal Nova since September 2012, in the creation of story based applications which are intended to help adult readers have a more “interactive” or “dialogic” reading session, when they read books with children.
Charlotte Guillet is currently finishing up her undergraduate degree at McGill University, where she is studying psychology and linguistics. She has been working as a volunteer and research assistant for Susan Rvachew since September 2012. She hopes to begin her post-graduate education in speech-language pathology in September 2014.
Alissa Azzimmaturo is a Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Linguistics and German. She is currently completing her undergraduate degree at McGill University and is interested in pursuing her studies in speech-language pathology.