Students

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Meghan Dianne Lynn Vollebregt, BA

M.Cl.Sc/PhD Candidate

Biography / Research Interests: Meghan is in her fifth year of the combined MClSc/PhD program. Her current research focus is on evaluating school based language interventions and examining implementation science in the field of speech language pathology. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University studying psychology.
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Alyssa Kuiack, BA

M.Cl.Sc/PhD Candidate

Biography / Research Interests: Alyssa graduated from Huron University College at Western with an Honours Specialization in Psychology and a Minor in French. She has worked for 3 years in the Infant and Child Development lab at Huron focusing primarily on early language acquisition in infants and word learning in toddlers. She is entering the fourth year of the Combined MClSc/PhD program and looks forward to investigating vocabulary acquisition and the cognitive processes that influence this development. By researching and breaking down the processes by which we learn a language, she hopes to explore and develop better methods of vocabulary assessment for children struggling to learn language and of those learning more than one language simultaneously.
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Theresa Pham, BSc

M.Cl.Sc/PhD Candidate

Biography / Research Interests: Theresa is a fourth year student in the combined MClSc/PhD program in speech-language pathology. Her research focuses on investigating phonological and semantic contributions across memory systems during new word learning and language processing. She completed her BSc in Psychology and Linguistics at the University of Toronto.
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Rachel Benninger, BA, CDA, MASc

M.Cl.Sc/PhD Student

Biography / Research Interests: Rachel is a first year student in the combined MClSc/PhD program in speech-language pathology. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Waterloo, followed by a graduate certificate in the Communicative Disorders Assistant program at Georgian College. Rachel has also completed her MASc in Psychology (Developmental and Communication Science) at the University of Waterloo, where her research focused on syntactic priming in children’s naturalistic language use.