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Stephanie Cheung wins a student award at the 19th biennial conference on motor speech

The nineteenth biennial Conference on Motor Speech, hosted by Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital took place in Savannah, Georgia on February 22 to 25, 2018. This conference brought together researchers and clinicians in the field of speech motor control to explore aspects of speech ability and differences.

Stephanie Cheung, a PhD student in the CONNECT lab was invited to give a podium presentation as part of a student showcase. We are proud to announce that Stephanie won second place for her presentation on her PhD work.

Stephanie's research project investigates how the sound of our own voices helps us to learn speech sounds correctly when we are young. Her work shows that younger and older children may rely differently on the sound of their own voices when speaking. Understanding this aspect of speech development in typically developing children may help us to learn how to target speech learning in children with speech differences.

We are very proud of the work Stephanie has accomplished and the recognition it has received. Stephanie is a third year PhD candidate in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering and the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto.

Congratulations Steph!