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Françoise Brosseau-Lapré

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Phonological development and disorders
  • Speech perception
  • Speech production
  • Cross-linguistic studies
  • Bilingual speech sound development and disorders


Professor rosseau-Lapré, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, received her MSc Applied degree in speech-language pathology from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, in 2002. She practiced as a speech-language pathologist in pediatric health care settings in Montreal before completing her PhD at McGill University in 2013. She joined the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University in fall 2013.

Dr. rosseau-Lapré's research focuses on normal phonological development and phonological disorders in children, and more specifically the relationships between speech perception, speech production, language, and literacy skills. She also researches the underlying and surface manifestations of phonological disorder across languages and in bilingual children in order to develop best practices for assessing and treating children with phonological disorders.

Recent Publications:

Rvachew, S., Marquis, A., Brosseau-Lapré, F., Paul, M., Royle, P., & Gonnerman, L. (2013). Speech articulation performance of francophone children in the early school years: norming of the Test de Dépistage Francophone de Phonologie. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 27(12), 950-968.

Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Rvachew, S. (2013). Cross-linguistic comparison of speech errors produced by English- and French-speaking preschool-age children with developmental phonological disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Early Online, 1-11. doi 10.3109/17549507.2013.794863.

Brosseau-Lapré, F., Rvachew, S., Clayards, M. & Dickson, D. (2013). Stimulus variability and perceptual learning of non-native vowel categories. Applied Psycholinguistics. 34(3), 419-441.

Rvachew, S. & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2012). Developmental Phonological Disorders: Foundations of Clinical Practice. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Co.

Rvachew, S. & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2012). An input-focused intervention for children with developmental phonological disorders. Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, 19, 31-35.

Schiller, D., Rvachew, S., & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2010). Importance of the Auditory Perceptual Target to the Achievement of Speech Production Accuracy. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 34(3), 181-192.