Speech Production Lab

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The Speech Production Lab (SPL) is a research laboratory in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Toronto. This research lab is involved in innovative and cutting-edge research in speech motor control and rehabilitation in individuals with neurodegenerative disorders affecting speech.

Research areas

speech motor control, neurodegeneration, speech rehabilitation, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease (PD), stroke, dysarthria, apraxia of speech (AOS).

 Target populations

Older adults with speech disorders as a result of neurodegenerative diseases (including ALS, Parkinson’s disease, stroke)

Prospective students

We provide opportunities for graduate education, internships, and volunteer experience. If you are interested in volunteering for our lab please email the lab manager Madhura Kulkarni. For research internship and research assistant opportunities please check:

  •  U of T Work Study Program
  •  D+H Sunnybrook Summer Student Research Program
  • Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program
  •  Co-op programs at your university

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) or Institute of Medical Science (IMS), please contact Dr. Yana Yunusova.

Interested in participating in research?

There are always several studies ongoing at SPL and our other labs that need research participants. If you wish to participate, please contact Dr. Yana Yunusova

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