J.B. Orange, PhD

JB Orange


Room 2513, Elborn College
519 661-2111 x88921


  • Postdoc (McMaster)
  • PhD (SUNY Buffalo)
  • MHSc (Toronto)
  • BSc (Queen's)

Academic Appointments

Supervising Graduate Students

  • Yes

Research Interests

  • Adult neurogenic language
  • Cognitive communication disorders including dementia, aphasia, right hemisphere brain damage and tramautic brain injury

Additional Information

Featured Publications/Projects

Recent Publications

  • Guthrie, D. M., Davidson, J. G., Williams, N., Campos, J., Hunter, K., Mick, P., ... & Wittich, W. (2018). Combined impairments in vision, hearing and cognition are associated with greater levels of functional and communication difficulties than cognitive impairment alone: Analysis of interRAI data for home care and long-term care recipients in Ontario. PloS one, 13(2), e0192971.
  • Roberts, A., Nguyen, P., Orange, J.B., Jog, M., Nisbet., K., & McRae, K (2017). Differential impairments of upper and lower limb movements influence action verb processing in Parkinson disease, Cortex, 97, 49-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2017.09.022 
  • Culum, I., Orange, J.B., Forbes, D., & Borrie, M. (2015). Differences between Canadian and Mediterranean diets: An assessment of macronutrients in the diets of Canadian older adults using data from the Canadian Community Health Survey 2.2. J Aging Res Clin Practice, 4(4), 205-213. http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jarcp.2015.73 
  • Savundranayagam M & Orange JB. (2014). Matched and mismatched appraisals of the effectiveness of communication strategies by family caregivers. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(1), 49-59.

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Acquired language and cognitive-communication disorders in adults and older adults
  • Clinical applications in acquired language disorders

Recent Awards

  • Faculty of Health Sciences – Recognition of Achievement in Teaching – 2010, 2011, 2015, 2018
  • Faculty of Health Sciences – Recognition of Excellence in Teaching – 2010, 2012, 2014
  • School of Communication Sciences and Disorders - Top 10% Instructor Award June 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award – Faculty of Medicine, Graduate Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto – 2018