Filip T. Loncke
- Ph.D., University of Brussels, 1990
- M.A., Free University of Brussels, 1977
- M.A., Universiteit Gent, 1972
- B.A., Universiteit Gent, 1970
Dr. Filip Loncke is an Associate Professor whose teaching and research focus on assessment and treatment strategies for individual with profound communication disorders through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) models. He explores cognitive and linguistic factors related to the use of AAC approaches such as gestures, manual signing, picture communication, and the use of speech-generating devices – all for the purpose of developing effective assessment and intervention strategies. He presently works on a series of publications regarding the psycholinguistics of graphic symbol use.
Dr. Loncke also coordinates the Communication Disorders International Research program, which includes student and faculty exchange, together with joint curriculum development and research projects with University College Gent (Belgium), Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands) and the Université Charles de Gaulle Lille3 (France).
Dr. Loncke is a Past-President of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) as well as co-founder of the Clinical Augmentative and Alternative Communication Research Conference. Within ISAAC, he presently chairs the 2011-2012 Research Committee and is a member of the program committee of the next biennial conference in Pittsburgh (summer 2012).