Françoise Brosseau-Lapré, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research Interests / Training Areas:

  • Phonological development and disorders
  • Speech perception & Production
  • Cross-linguistic studies
  • Bilingual speech sound development and 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:

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

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.

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., 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.

Francoise Brosseau-Lapre
Assistant Professor

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

Lab: Child Phonology Laboratory

Website: Coming Soon!


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