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Monique Charest, PhD, MS, BA(H)

Assistant Professor

Rehabilitation Medicine

Communication Sciences and Disorders

About Me

Monique Charest, R.SLP, SLP-C, PhD, is a graduate supervisor among the academic staff in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

PhD Audiology and Speech Sciences - University of British Columbia - 2012
MS Audiology and Speech Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) - Purdue University - 2002
BAH Psychology - Queen's University - 1996

Background Information
Dr. Charest is registered as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and certified with the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She completed her clinical training at Purdue University (Indiana, USA). Following her clinical training, she worked as an SLP in both community-based and hospital settings, before returning for her PhD at UBC. During her PhD, Dr. Charest was the recipient of a doctoral training award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.


Professional Interests
Language development; Specific Language Impairment; Language assessment and developmental trajectories of children with language learning difficulties; Understanding the cognitive process that support children’s word and sentence planning and production.

Current Research

  1. The influence of recent language experience on children's word and sentence production.
  2. Assessment practices and assessment outcomes for children with developmental language impairments through the preschool- to school-age transition.
  3. Using eye tracking to examine the processes that support language planning in children with typical language development and specific language impairment (CSD 900 Project).