Elizabeth Rochon, PhD

McGill University

Background:
Dr. Rochon obtained her Ph.D. in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University, where her doctoral dissertation was on sentence comprehension impairments in Alzheimer’s Disease. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Moss Rehab Hospital, Philadelphia, PA., where she worked with Dr. Myrna Schwartz and her colleagues.  At Moss, she continued her studies of language comprehension impairments in Alzheimer’s Disease, in addition to working on a large project designed to evaluate a new treatment (“mapping therapy”) for individuals with non fluent aphasia. . Previous to joining the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto,  Dr. Rochon was Silverman Scientist in the Kunin-Lunenfeld Clinical Research Unit and the Department of Communication Disorders at Baycrest in Toronto.   Dr. Rochon is a Senior Scientist and currently the co-Team Leader of the Communication Research Team at Toronto Rehab.  Dr. Rochon is also an Associate Member (Baycrest) of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery (HSFCSR).

Professional Interest:
Dr. Rochon’s research and teaching interests relate to the theory, assessment and treatment of aphasia, dementia and related disorders. Research interests lie in identifying the nature and components of linguistic and cognitive impairments subsequent to brain damage, and in developing new treatment approaches for language impairments in aphasia. In addition, she is interested in language processes in normal aging.

Affiliations
Communication Research Team, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, UHN Toronto Rehabilitation Institute