Leonard L. LaPointe, Ph.D. received his Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado. He currently occupies and endowed chair, the Francis Eppes Professor of Communication Disorders, at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Also, he is currently serving an invited term as Annual Visiting Professor for the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the Universtiy of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology. Previously, he served as both a professor and Chair of the Department of Speech and Hearing Science at Arizona State University.

LaPointe’s research focus is in the area of neurological cognitive and communitcative disorders, especially apahsia, neuromotor speech disorders, and the effects of right or left hemisphere lesions on attention, memory, reasoning, and the control of information processing.

LaPointe is the co-author or editor of three books, 22 book chapters, a reading test for aphasia, the Base-10 Response Form (a system for measuring clinical progress), and more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles. He has presented over 300 papers, lectures, or invited workshops in the United States, the former Soviet Union, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, and Argentina. He was awarded the Honors of the Arizona Speech-Language Hearing Association. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. In 1998, LaPointe was presented The Honors of the Association, ASHA’s higest award, in recognition of distinguished career contributions to the field of speech-language pathology.

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