Dr. Filip Loncke is an Associate Professor whose teaching and research focus on cognitive processes in generating messages in different modalities (speech, writing, and the use of communication aids). Understanding the underlying processes of both typical and a-typical communication helps to improve intervention for individuals with complex communication needs. Ultimately, research in these processes contributes to our understanding of the cognitive substrate of all communication.
Dr. Loncke is also interested in linguistic diversity as it increasingly manifests itself in academic environments (university campuses) and in the wider community. Globalization and the Internet create possibilities of cultural and linguistic enrichment that can be utilized to develop and improve cultural competence.
Besides a series of publications in psycholinguistic topics, he has published a textbook in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (Plural Publishing, 2014) for students in professional programs.
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) and Fontys University Eindhoven (the Netherlands). He 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.