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Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP

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B36 - 423

Phone: (617) 724-6313

Department Chair, Professor, Comm. Sci. & Disorders

Gregory Lof, PhD, CCC-SLP, is the Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Dr. Lof is widely published, primarily in the area of childhood speech sound disorders. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 70 invited presentations/workshops at ASHA conventions, universities, school districts, and state and international association conventions.  He was recently the keynote speaker at the annual convention of the Speech Pathology Australia (2010), the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome international conference (2011) and at the Oyer Distinguished Lecturer Series at Michigan State University (2013). Dr. Lof was the topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for ASHA conventions and has served on the seven ASHA Convention Program Committees. He is or has been an editorial consultant for the Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research, American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Contemporary Issues in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.  He was a member on ASHA’s Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders that conducted evidence-based systematic reviews of oral motor exercises.  He is also on the communications committee of the Council on Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Dr. Lof is finishing a three year term as the Massachusetts representative on the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Board.  He begins a three year term on the Scientific and Professional Education Board of ASHA.

Dr. Lof became a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2012.


BS, Speech Pathology and Audiology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
MS, Speech-Language Pathology, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
PhD, Communication Disorders, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Research Interest:

Dr. Lof's research, teaching and clinical interests primarily are with children who have speech sound disorders. He is involved in promoting evidence-based clinical practice, helping clinicians distinguish between pseudoscience and science.  Recently he has been studying the lack of efficacy for using nonspeech oral motor exercises to change speech sound productions.

Publications & Presentations:

Lof, G.L., & D. Ruscello (2013).  Don’t blow this therapy session! Perspectives in Speech Sciences and Orofacial Disorders.

Lof, G.L. (2013). The nonspeech-oral motor exercise phenomenon in speech pathology practice. In C. Bowen, Children's speech sound disorders, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

King, J., Watson, M., & Lof, G.L. (2012). Practice patterns of speech-language pathologists assessing intelligibility of dysarthric speech. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 20(11), 1-16.

Lof, G.L. (2011). Science-based practice and the speech-language pathologist.  International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(3), 189-196.

Lof, G.L., & Watson, M. (2010). Five reasons nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOME) do not work.  Perspectives on School-Based Issues, 1l(4), 109-117.

McCauley, R., Strand, E., Lof, G.L., Schooling, T., & Frymark, T. (2009).  Evidence-based systematic review: Effects of non-speech oral motor exercises on speech.  American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18, 343-360.

See Curriculum Vitae for complete list.

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