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Laurence B. Leonard, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Purdue University - Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences


715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907

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Laurence B. Leonard, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Laurence B. Leonard is Rachel E. Stark Distinguished Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University. He teaches and does research in the area of Childhood Language Disorders. His current research efforts are devoted to discovering better ways to facilitate the word learning of 4- and 5-year-olds with developmental language disorder.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)