Luigi E. Girolametto PhD

Luigi GirolamettoLuigi Girolametto Graduate Teaching Award – Senior Sustained Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Affiliation(s):
Professor, Department of Speech Language

Context(s) for Award:
In recognition of sustained excellence in teaching in the graduate department program

Dr. Luigi E. Girolametto is a Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology where he has been teaching and conducting research since 1992. His teaching focuses on language development, assessment, and intervention in young children with language disorders. Dr. Girolametto’s current research focuses on the efficacy of language and literacy programs for young children. He is interested in the efficacy of intervention for language disorders and in promoting language and literacy development in child care centres. His research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Girolametto teaches in the Professional master’s program in speech-language pathology. His primary course focused on language intervention for children with language disorders. Dr. Girolametto has recently developed and taught two new undergraduate courses for the Linguistics Department on children’s language disorders and reading disorders. He has also supervised many PhD and post-doctoral fellows in his research lab.

Dr. Girolamettl will be on sabbatical next year, living in Rome, Italy, and focusing on writing up a research study that examines English language development in Cantonese-speaking children.

Reflection
               “I am in debt to two great teachers who influenced my classroom teaching style. Both were compassionate and caring individuals. They taught me important lessons on how to support and extend learning while challenging students to do their best”

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