The CPL Research Team


HeadshotAllyson Dykstra, PhD, SLP(c)

Assistant Professor

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Allyson Dykstra, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Western University. She graduated from Queen's University with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She earned her MSc in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology) and her PhD from Western.

Her research interests focus on adults with motor speech disorders and individuals with velopharyngeal inadequacy (VPI) with an emphasis on communicative participation, speech perception and speech intelligibility.

She is a speech-language pathologist by training (Western University). Prior to her academic and research career, she practiced for eight years at Thames Valley Children’s Centre and the Grand Erie District School Board. She is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) and registered with the College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists of Ontario (CASLPO).

View her bio page here.

Graduate Students/Volunteers

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Dayne Jablecki, MSc (candidate)
Speech and Language Sciences

Sindu Srikugan, Lab Volunteer
BSc student in Biology

Ysabel Domingo, MSc (candidate)
Speech and Language Sciences

We are actively recruiting talented and qualified individuals who possess a keen desire and interest in the area of communicative participation, speech intelligibility, motor speech disorders and/or VPI.
If you have an interest in any of these areas of research please submit a current CV and a brief description of your interests to

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Contact Information

Allyson Dykstra, PhD
Director, CPL
Assistant Professor
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
ext. 88940

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