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Dr. Glenda Mason

Instructor

Audiology & Speech Sciences

Faculty of Medicine

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

My clinical experience in speech-language pathology (SLP) has spanned many years, primarily with preschool and school-aged children with a variety of communication disorders, their significant caregivers and teachers. This time has also included clinical education of SLP students. Career highlights have been the shift to collaborative and client-centered approaches, and the strengthened focus on evidence-based practice. I have served on a number of committees of the SLP professional associations, including provincial and national conference committees. Similarly, as my own children grew up, I was involved in various community agencies.

My doctoral research program focused on phonology and specifically on school-aged children’s abilities to produce multisyllabic words and the relationship to literacy. A part of the project was the development of a metric for quantifying accuracy of multisyllabic word production. Computerized scoring and analysis methods and their application to other languages are currently being explored.

As Instructor, Developmental Communication Disorders, course teaching and collaborative activities include: a) expanding case-based learning opportunities; b) supporting UBC’s initiatives to blend face-to-face and online instruction; and c) facilitating the School’s objective to distribute classroom instruction to students residing outside metro Vancouver.

Research Interests

Phonology; multisyllabic words and their relationship to literacy; automatic coding and scoring of multisyllabic word production