Monique Charest, PhD, MS, BA(H)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders

Contact

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Communication Sciences & Disorders
Phone
(780) 492-0771
Address
2-18 Corbett (E.A.) Hall
8205 - 114 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2G4

Overview

About

Monique Charest, R.SLP, SLP-C, PhD, is a graduate supervisor among the academic staff in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

PhD Audiology and Speech Sciences - University of British Columbia - 2012
MS Audiology and Speech Sciences (Speech-Language Pathology) - Purdue University - 2002
BAH Psychology - Queen's University - 1996


Background Information
Dr. Charest is registered as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) with the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and certified with the Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She completed her clinical training at Purdue University (Indiana, USA). Following her clinical training, she worked as an SLP in both community-based and hospital settings, before returning for her PhD at UBC. During her PhD, Dr. Charest was the recipient of a doctoral training award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.


Research

Professional Interests
Dr. Charest's research focuses on language development and language processing children with typical language development and Developmental Language Disorder (also known as Specific Language Impairment). More specifically, her research focuses on (1) Assessment and identification of language difficulties; and (2) Understanding the cognitive process that support word and sentence planning and production in children with typical language development and language difficulties.

Current Research

  1. Examining how picture naming experiences affect children's vocabulary and ease of word-finding (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, with S. Wiebe).
  2. Examining how different measures of vocabulary contribute to our understanding of the profile of children with Developmental Language Disorder (with M. Skoczylas & P. Schneider).
  3. Better understanding the nature of the information obtained from language assessments during the preschool- to school-age transition (with D. Hayward & P. Schneider) .
  4. Using eye tracking to examine the processes that support language planning in children with typical language development and Developmental Language Disorder.

Announcements

 Dr. Charest is currently accepting graduate students in the areas of language development and disorders, language assessment, and children’s language processing.

Courses

CSD 511 - Child Language Development and Assessment

A review of typical language development provides the basis for study of the assessment and identification of language disorders in children, from prelinguistic development through the developing language period. Developmental profiles associated with a number of diagnoses are discussed. Assessment procedures include administration and interpretation of standardized tests, language samples, and criterion-referenced measures. The decision-making process is highlighted, with an emphasis on integration of multiple sources of information. Discussion of research findings highlights an evidence-informed approach to assessment and diagnosis. The laboratory experiences emphasize integration and practical application of concepts introduced in the lecture. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 511.

Fall Term 2020
CSD 518 - Remediation of Child Language Disorders

A study of theoretical models and clinical application in the remediation of language disorders in the prelinguistic, emerging and developing language periods. Discussion of the purposes and basic principles of intervention provides a framework for understanding specific techniques and programs. Course content focuses on the decision-making process in intervention, including factors guiding the choice of language goals, intervention approach, and accountability measures. An emphasis on evaluation of research findings highlights an evidence-informed approach to intervention. The laboratory experiences provide opportunities to observe intervention and develop intervention goals and activities. Prerequisite: CSD 511. (Restricted to MScSLP students only.) Not open to students with credit in SPA 518.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Cumulative semantic interference in young children's picture naming.
Author(s): Charest, M.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume: 38
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 835-853
External Link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/applied-psycholinguistics/article/cumulative-semantic-interference-in-young-childrens-picture-naming/869E59260527A2FFC4ACCB74FEB4B7CA#fndtn-information
Lexical activation effects on children's sentence planning and production
Author(s): Charest, M., Johnston, J.R., & Small, J.A.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Applied Psycholinguistics
Volume: 37
Page Numbers: 551-576
External Link: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/applied-psycholinguistics/article/lexical-activation-effects-on-childrens-sentence-planning-and-production/897D5929175DDBCF2AEF4C3BBD3F343F
Processing load in children's language production: A clinically oriented review of reserach
Author(s): Charest M, Johnston JR
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Volume: 35
Page Numbers: 18-31
External Link: https://cjslpa.ca/files/2011_CJSLPA_Vol_35/No_01_1-102/charest_johnston_CJSLPA_2011.pdf
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Recovery From Language Disorder at Kindergarten Age: Research Review and Clinical Discussion
Author(s): Monique Charest, Paige Borger, Carolyne Chan, Kaitlin Sanders, Beatrice Yip, Lu-Anne McFarlane, Phyllis Schneider
Publication: Candian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 49-61
External Link: https://cjslpa.ca/files/2019_CJSLPA_Vol_43/No_1/CJSLPA_Vol_43_No_1_2019_MS_1147.pdf
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Recovery from Language Disorder at Kindergarten Age: A Survey of Clinicians
Author(s): Monique Charest, Paige Borger, Carolyne Chan, Kaitlin Sanders, Beatrice Yip, Lu-Anne McFarlane, Phyllis Schneider
Publication: Candian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 63-80
External Link: https://cjslpa.ca/files/2019_CJSLPA_Vol_43/No_1/CJSLPA_Vol_43_No_1_2019_MS_1148.pdf
Lexical Diversity Versus Lexical Error in the Language Transcripts of Children With Developmental Language Disorder: Different Conclusions About Lexical Ability
Author(s): Monique Charest, Melissa Skoczylas
Publication: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 1275-1282
External Link: https://pubs.asha.org/doi/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-18-0143