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Leslie C. Lopez, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans


1900 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70112

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Leslie C. Lopez, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL

Leslie C. Lopez is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, section of Speech Pathology at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Leslie’s research interests stem from over 15 years of speech-language clinical experience working with young children with developmental and behavioral challenges and special health care needs, and school-age children with language learning disabilities. Her current research focuses on early identification of developmental issues, and access to services and supports. Other clinical and research interests include: interdisciplinary child health and development; special populations including children with developmental disabilities and autism; and quality in health, education, and community services.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Language/Learning Disabilities
  • Parent Coaching

Other Areas of Emphasis


Ages of Emphasis:

  • Birth to Three
  • Early Education (Ages 3–5)
  • Early Elementary (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
  • Middle School/High School (Grades 7–12)