Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Speech sound development and disorders
  • Speech perception & production in children with and without speech disorders
  • Cross-linguistic research with children with speech sound disorders
  • Speech intervention procedures for children with speech sound disorders


Françoise Brosseau-Lapré earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She practiced as a speech-language pathologist in pediatric health care settings with monolingual, bilingual and multilingual children before completing her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University. In fall 2013 she joined the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University.

Dr. Brosseau-Lapré’s main research objective is to better understand the underlying and surface manifestations of phonological disorders in children, with the aim to develop a theoretical account of developmental phonological disorders that integrates how speech perception impacts speech production and interacts with language factors. Ultimately, the goal of this research is to contribute to the development of more effective assessment and intervention protocols for children with speech sound disorders.

Recent Publications:

Brosseau-Lapré, F., Rvachew, S., McLeod, A.A.N., Findlay, K., Bérubé, D., & Bernhardt, M. (2018). An overview: evidence-based data on the phonological development of Canadian French-speaking children. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 42(1), 1-19.

Seidl, A., Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Goffman, L. (2018). The impact of brief restriction to articulation on children's subsequent speech production. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143(2), 858-863. doi: 10.1121/1.5021710.

Rvachew, S. & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2018). Developmental Phonological Disorders: Foundations of Clinical Practice, Second Edition. San Diego, CA: Plural Publishing, Co.

Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Rvachew, S. (2017). Underlying manifestations of developmental phonological disorders in French-speaking preschoolers. Journal of Child Language, 44, 1337-1361. doi: 10.1017/S0305000916000556.

Rvachew, S., & Brosseau-Lapré, F. (2015). A randomized trial of twelve week interventions for the treatment of developmental phonological disorder in francophone children. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24(4), 637-658. doi: 10.1044/2015_AJSLP-14-0056

Brosseau-Lapré, F., & Rvachew, S. (2014). 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, 16(2), 98-108. doi: 10.3109/17549507.2013.794863

Francoise Brosseau-Lapre
Assistant Professor

Lyles-Porter Hall, Room 3156
Phone: 765-494-3238

Lab: Child Phonology Laboratory

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