My research at the University of Toronto focuses on normal speech and speech disorders as related to neurogenic, structural or functional abnormalities. I use concepts and tools of dynamical systems theory (DST) to study oral coordination and oral motor learning. In particular, I like to explore the influence of different types of constraints on the dynamics of the oral motor system (e.g., the effect of syllable structure on speech movements and gestural coordination).
Sample of my research interests:
  1. Amplitude and rate influences on coordination stability in typical speech
  2. The influence of aging and disease on oral motor control and voicing
  3. The gestural basis of speech errors
  4. Gestural Phonology and Task Dynamics
  5. Multi-task constraints on oral motor control
  6. Speech motor control in stuttering
  7. Speaking style and articulation

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