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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 has published 20 articles, primarily on childhood speech sound disorders. He has presented over 50 peer-reviewed and 65 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) and the Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome international conference (2011).

Dr. Lof  was the 2004 and 2009 topic coordinator for speech sound disorders for the ASHA conventions and has served on the 1995, 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2008 ASHA Convention Program Committees. He is or has been an editorial consultant for the journals 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 was recently elected to a three year term to be the Massachusetts representative on the ASHA Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Board.

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 with speech sound disorders. Recently he has been studying the lack of efficacy for using nonspeech oral motor exercises to change speech sound productions.

Publications & Presentations::

King, J., Watson, M., & Lof, G.L. (2012). Practice patterns of speech-language pathologists measuring intelligibility of dysarthic speech. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology.

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.

Lof, G.L. (2009). The nonspeech-oral motor exercise phenomenon in speech pathology practice. In C. Bowen, Children's Speech Sound Disorders. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 181-184.

See Curriculum Vitae for complete list.

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