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Natacha Trudeau has been a registered speech-language pathologist since
1993, and has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including
rehabilitation centres and private practice. She completed her Ph.D. in
Biomedical Sciences (speech-language pathology) at Université de Montréal in
1999. From 1998 to 2001, she worked as an assistant professor at Dalhousie
University in the School of Human Communication Disorders. Since 2001, she
is back in Montreal, and is currently an assistant professor at the École
d¹orthophonie et d¹audiologie of the Université de Montréal, as well as a
researcher with Sainte-Justine Hospital. Since 2003, she has been
Œchercheur-boursier junior¹ from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du
Québec. She has received funding from a variety of sources including the
Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council, the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, and
the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec.

Her main research interest involves language development in French speaking
children, with a particular interest in the development valid assessment
tools for the preschool francophone population. Another part of her research
program focuses on augmentative and alternative communication, in an effort
to understand how individuals who cannot use natural speech to communicate
develop their language skills through the use of graphic symbols.

The language and culture of my heritage is passed on to me orally. it's a different way off learning than how I am taught at school. How do I keep my traditional culture alive while learning to read and being immersed in the majority culture?

Reading is the core of learning and staying in school . improving reading skills with young Aboriginal children can open up the doors to future prospects.

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