Manon Robillard

Manon Robillard

Associate Professor

School of Orthophonie
Health
mrobillard@laurentian.ca Sudbury Campus

Biography

Manon Robillard is an associate professor for the B.Sc.S. and the M.Sc.S. speech-language pathology programs. She has been specializing in augmentative and alternative communication since obtaining a master's degree in speech-language pathology from Laurentian University in 1999. She was a team member of the Assistive Communication Clinic at Health Sciences North before pursuing doctoral studies. She received her Ph.D. from Laurentian University's Human Studies program in 2013. Manon is currently investigating the cognitive and linguistic demands associated with navigating a speech-generating device. She is also researching core vocabulary for school aged children . She teaches the following courses: augmentative and alternative communication, motor speech disorders, communiation and aging, and research methods in speech-language pathology .

Education

  • B.A. (Psychology) Laurentian University
  • M.Sc.S. (Speech-Language Pathology) Laurentian University
  • Ph.D. (Human Studies - Communication and Cognition) Laurentian University

Research

Manon’s research interests stem from her clinical work with children with complex communication needs. She is currently researching the implications of cognition and language on young children’s ability to navigate a speech-generating device. Her present research also involves the establishment of core words for French speaking and bilingual children living in minority community. Manon is also investigating the relationship between cognitive skills and young children’s language abilities, which includes the study of a cognitive non-linguistic approach for the treatment of primary language impairments. 

Awards

  • CNFS Grant 2011-2013, Répertoire lexicale chez les enfants franco-ontariens, co-researcher
  • CNFS Grant 2012-2013, Compétences cognitives chez l'enfant franco-ontarien : impacts sur le développement langagier et l'intervention orthophonique, co-researcher
  • CNFS National Grant 2013-2014, Les paramètres de croissance chez l'enfant franco-ontarien prématuré, co-researcher
  • CNFS Grant 2016-2018, Le vocabulaire de base d'enfants qui vivent en milieu minoritaire

Publications

  • Robillard, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (2014). Monolingual and Bilingual Children With and Without PLI: Core Vocabulary Comparison. Augmentative and Alternative Communication, early online, 1-12. doi: 10.3109/07434618.2014.921240 
  • Robillard, M., & Mayer-Crittenden, C. (2014). Cognitive Underpinnings of Language: a Framework for the Study of Multilingualism, The International Journal of Communication and Linguistics Studies, 11(1), 19-29.
  • Robillard, M., & Mayer-Crittenden, C. (2014). Use of technology as an innovative approach to cognitive non-linguistic therapy. The International Journal of Technologies in Learning, 20(1), 81-96.
  • Robillard, M. (2014). "Limitation expressives en suppléance à la communication chez les jeunes enfants frano-ontariens ; pistes de recherches". In Ali Reguigui & Julie Boissonneault (dir.), Langue et territoire. Études en Aménagement linguistique, Sudbury, Human Sciences Monograph Series 14, p. 511-528.
  • Mayer-Crittenden, C., & Robillard, M. (2014). Importance of Assessing Non-Linguistic Cognitive Skills in Bilingual Children with Primary Language Impairment. The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, 20(2), 25-55.
  • Mayer-Crittenden, C., & Robillard, M. (2014). Majority Learners Acquiring a Minority Language in a Bilingual Community. The International Journal of Communication and Linguistics Studies, 11(2), 1-13. 
  • Robillard, M. (2013). "Interdisciplinarité et suppléance à la communication", dans Ali Reguigui (dir.), Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity, Sudbury, Human Sciences Monograph Series 13, p. 163-187.
  • Robillard M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Roy-Charland, A., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (2013). Exploring the impact of cognition on young children’s ability to navigate a speech-generating device. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Journal, 29, 347-359.
  • Robillard, M., Bélanger, R., Keating, N., Mayer-Crittenden, C., & Minor-Corriveau, M. (2013). Interdisciplinary models of teamwork in augmentative and alternative communication. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication Sciences,  7(1), 35-44.
  • Minor-Corriveau, M., Robillard, M., Bélanger, R., Keating, N., & Mayer-Crittenden, C. (2013). Speech-Language Pathology : A look at what makes this field interdisciplinary by nature. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication Sciences, 7(2), 1-13
  • Bélanger, R., Keating, N., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Robillard, M. (2013). Premature Francophone Infants in Northern Ontario as the Object of Interdisciplinary Research. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social and Community Studies, 7(3), 103-115.
  • Mayer-Crittenden, C., Minor-Corriveau, M., Robillard, M., Bélanger, R., & Keating, N. (2013). An Interdisciplinary Framework for Speech-Language Pathologists: A Closer Look at Bilingual Language Development and Its Disorders. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication Sciences, 7(3), 75-89.
  • Keating, N., Minor-Corriveau, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Robillard, M., & Bélanger, R. (2013). From Epistemological Trends to Clinical and Educational Practices in Speech-Language Pathology. European Scientific Journal, 3, 163-187. 
  • Minor-Corriveau, M., Bélanger, R., Mayer-Crittenden, C., & Robillard, M. (2013). "Le LMD d'orthophonie et ses entités de recherche en neurosciences cognitives : Algérie - Étranger". Revue du Laboratoire SLANCOM (URNOP) - Université d'Alger 2, Under the direction of Nacira Zellal, 78-99 (excluding annexes). 
  • Robillard, M. (in press). "Suppléance à la communication chez le jeune enfant: l'état de la pratique au Nord de l'Ontario", Actes de l'ACFAS 2011.
  • Mayer-Crittenden, C. Thordardottir, E., Robillard, M., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (accepted). "Données langagières franco-ontariennes: effet du contexte et du bilinguisme". Revue canadienne d'orthophonie et d'audiologistes (RCOA). 
  • Robillard, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Roy-Charland, A., Minor-Corriveau, M., & Bélanger, R. (submitted). Practical Methodology of Cognitive Tasks Within a Navigational Assessment. Journal of Visualized Experiments.
  • Bélanger, R., Minor-Corriveau, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Robillard, M., Laflamme, S., Reguigui, A., Rondeau. S. (submitted). "Paramètres de croissance chez une cohorte d'enfants prématurés nord-ontariens âgés de 2 à 32 mois". Population particulière.
  • Robillard, M., & Mayer-Crittenden, C. (submitted). Benefits of Assessing Linguistic Skills within the Evaluation of Navigational Skills. The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation. 
  • Rondeau, S., Robillard, M., & Roy-Charland, A. (submitted). Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cognitive Abilities Implicated in Navigating a Speech-Generating Device. Augmentative and Alternative Communication Journal.
  • Therrien, M., & Robillard, M. (submitted). "Émergence du vocabulaire de base en suppléance à la communication à la petite enfance". Revue canadienne d'orthophonie et d'audiologie (RCOA). 
  • Minor-Corriveau, M., Mayer-Crittenden, C., Bélanger, R., Robillard, M., Laflamme, S., & Reguigui, A. (submitted). Design, Standardization, and Validity Study of a Speech and Language Screening Tool for Use Among School-Aged Bilinguals Educated in a Minority Language Setting. Journal of Language, Speech and Hearing Services in the Schools.