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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 2018

1 Citations
Open Access
Human Rights

Communication rights: Fundamental human rights for all

McLeod, S., Feb 2018, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 20, 1, p. 3-11 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Speech-Language Pathology
Fundamental Rights
Human Rights

Digital Tools to Support Children’s Speech and Language Skill

Wren, Y., McCormack, J., Masso, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E. & Crowe, K., 2018, Digital childhoods: Technologies and children's everday lives. Danby, S., Fleer, M., Davidson, C. & Hatzigianni, M. (eds.). Singapore: Springer, Vol. 22, p. 235-251 17 p.

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter

language acquisition

Elements of phonological interventions for children with speech sound disorders: The development of a taxonomy

Baker, E., Williams, A. L., McLeod, S. & McCauley, R., 01 Aug 2018, In : American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 27, 3, p. 906-935 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Speech Sound Disorder
content analysis
1 Citations

Impact of communication partner familiarity and speech accuracy on parents’ ratings of their child for the Intelligibility in Context Scale: Dutch

Van Doornik, A., Gerrits, E., McLeod, S. & Terband, H., 04 May 2018, In : International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 20, 3, p. 350-360 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Interpersonal Relations
Recognition (Psychology)

Press / Media

'VietSpeech' project to deliver for Australia

Sharynne McLeod, Sarah Verdon & Cen Wang


2 items of media coverage

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Research into speech pathology support

Sharynne McLeod


4 items of media coverage

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The problem that many teachers just don't understand

Sharynne McLeod


1 item of media coverage

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One third of speech disorders missed by teachers

Sharynne McLeod


28 items of media coverage

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