CLEA Laboratory — Child and Adolescent Language and Communication


This laboratory is generally interested in the development of language and speech in unilingual and bilingual children particularly in a French-speaking environment. The laboratory plans to further explore various aspects of language and speech (phonology and articulation, vocabulary, discourse and pragmatics) with observational type studies among participants presenting with typical or atypical development (language development disorder, Development of the Sound of Speech Disorders, autism spectrum disorders, etc.). The results of research conducted by CLEA have theoretical implications not only for understanding language/speech but also their disorders. At the clinical level, this lab’s research has impacts on speech therapy evaluation. Studies are currently under way on speech/language intervention.


Language, speech, communication, developmental disorders, speech-language assessment.

Axis and research theme

AXIS 1 – Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities
THEME 1 – Functional Mechanisms

Research team

Stefano Rezzonico, Ph.D.
Natacha Trudeau, Ph.D.

Contact information

Child and Adolescent Language and Communication Lab
Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal (IURDPM)
Laurier Pavilion
CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
2275, Laurier Avenue East
Montréal QC H2H 2N8

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