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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, Life Member of Speech Pathology Australia, Co-Chair of the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech, and Deputy Chair of the Child Speech committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. In 2018 and 2019 The Australian Newspaper named Professor McLeod as Australia’s Research Field Leader in Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology. She has won Editor’s Awards from the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing: Speech (2018) and the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2019).

Professor McLeod is on the editorial board of International Journal of Speech-Language PathologyClinical Linguistics and Phonetics and Child Language Teaching and Therapy, and Speech, Language and Hearing. She was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2009-2013). Previously she was the Vice President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, board member of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, and editor of International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology (2005-2013).

Professor McLeod's research focuses on monolingual and multilingual children's speech acquisition. Her Multilingual Children’s Speech website has free resources in over 60 languages. 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. In 2019, she presented a speech about communication rights at the United Nations in New York. 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 the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conventions as well as at conferences and universities in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Viet Nam, UK, and US.

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Research Output 1994 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Longitudinal Studies
Language
literacy
childhood
Communication
1 Citation (Scopus)
Speech-Language Pathology
Language
Focus Groups
Language Development
Aspirations (Psychology)

Cleft-lip and palate: Speech effects

Cronin, A. & McLeod, S., 2019, The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. Damico, J. S. & Ball, M. J. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 347-350 4 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
Articulation Disorders
Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
Child Development

Craniofacial anomalies

Cronin, A. & McLeod, S., 2019, The SAGE encyclopedia of human communication sciences and disorders. Damico, J. S. & Ball, M. J. (eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications Ltd, p. 514-519 6 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Cleft Lip
Cleft Palate
CHARGE Syndrome
Mandibulofacial Dysostosis
Holoprosencephaly

English language and literacy proficiency of students in an urban Fiji primary school.

Hopf, S., McDonagh, S., Wang, C. & McLeod, S., 2019, In : Language, Culture and Curriculum. 32, 2, p. 223-238 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Melanesia
English language
primary school
literacy
student