Carol Leonard


Carol Leonard
Associate Professor

1996 Ph.D. Communication Sciences and Disorders with specialization in Speech-Language Pathology McGill University
1988 M.Sc.A. Communication Disorders with specialization in Speech-Language Pathology McGill University
1986 B.A. Combined Psychology and Linguistics Carleton University

Room: RGN 3071
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8753
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Carol Leonard came to the University of Ottawa in July 2002 and is associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Sciences in the program of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. She obtained her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) at the University of McGill in 1994 and taught there until 1998, at which time she took up a position as Scientist in the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care in Toronto. Her primary research interests include the role of the right-hemisphere of the brain in language processing under conditions of increased processing demands, treatment for naming deficits in aphasia, and lexical access in aphasia. Her work is supported by grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Research Interests

  • Language and the right hemisphere
  • The effects of automatic versus effortful processing in brain-damaged individuals
  • Treatment for naming deficits in aphasia
  • Lexical access in aphasia
  • Emotion in Parkinson's disease
  • Caregiver interactions with individuals with Alzheimer's disease

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