James Madison University

Online M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

PHOTO: Filip T. Loncke, Ph.D.

Filip T. Loncke, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, General Faculty, UVA

Dr. Filip Loncke's teaching and research focus on assessment and treatment strategies for individuals with profound communication disorders through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) models. He explores cognitive and linguistic factors related to the use of AAC approaches such as gestures, manual signing, picture communication, and the use of speech-generating devices – all for the purpose of developing effective assessment and intervention strategies. He presently works on a series of publications regarding the psycholinguistics of graphic symbol use.

Dr. Loncke also coordinates the Communication Disorders International Research program, which includes student and faculty exchange, together with joint curriculum development and research projects with University College Gent (Belgium), Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and the Université Charles de Gaulle Lille3 (France).

Dr. Loncke is a Past-President of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) as well as co-founder of the Clinical Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Conference. Within ISAAC, he presently chairs the 2011-2012 Research Committee and is a member of the program committee of the next biennial conference in Pittsburgh (summer 2012).

Dr. Lonche's areas of expertise are in clinical populations and globalization and culture.