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Sharynne McLeod is professor of speech and language acquisition at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia.  She is an elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia. She is the Vice President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association and was a previous board member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. Professor McLeod has been the editor of International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2005-2013) and on the editorial board of Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics and Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and Speech, Language and Hearing. She was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2009-2013).

Professor McLeod's research focuses on monolingual and multilingual children's speech acquisition. She applies the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY, World Health Organization, 2007) to children with speech sound disorders and is named as the only individual in Australia to have contributed to the development of the ICF-CY (WHO, 2007, p. xxv) . Her research foregrounds the right of everyone (particularly children) to participate fully in society. Professor McLeod also researches the prevalence and impact of childhood speech sound disorders and links this to policy and service delivery issues. Professor McLeod has been an invited speaker at conferences and universities in US, UK, Iceland, Turkey, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Australia.

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Research Output 2001 2017

Participation
Human Rights
Education
Trajectory
Language
parents
teacher
school
emotional development
frustration
2 Citations
Randomized Controlled Trial
Educators
Speech Sound Disorders
Randomized Controlled Trials
Speech Sound Disorder

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Research into speech pathology support

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22/06/17

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The problem that many teachers just don't understand

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04/04/17

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One third of speech disorders missed by teachers

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Families told to speak up over speech disorders

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03/04/17

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