Elizabeth Rochon, PhD
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, Team Leader of the Communication Research Team and the Scientific Associate Director at The KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network. Dr. Rochon is also an Associate Member (Toronto Rehab – University Health Network) of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (HSFCPSR).
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.
Associate Director, Scientific, KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network
Senior Scientist, KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network
Communication Research Team Leader, KITE Research Institute, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network
Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Toronto Rehab – University Health Network