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Filip T. Loncke

Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 221
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
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).

EDHS 3220: International Communication Disorders Research
Credits: 1
This study abroad program allows students to (1) engage in the development of research projects that are related to the speech pathology and audiology major, (2) understand universalities and differences as they apply to speech and language, (3) study cultural and linguistic differences in research (e.g., topics chosen by researchers), educational, and therapeutic practices, and (4) develop skills in international networking.
ZFOR 3506: International Study
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
PSYC 3590: Research in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
EDHS 4030: Speech and Hearing Science
Credits: 3
The course examines principal concepts and procedures for the study of physiologic, perceptual and acoustic aspects of voice, speech and hearing. The course leads the student into the fascinating world of new applications in daily life, in business, and especially in education and clinical work.
PSYC 4110: Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
Topics include psychological and linguistic theory; experimental and empirical studies of linguistic usage; development of language in infants and children; cross-cultural studies of linguistic usage; and the biology of language.
EDHS 4300: Psycholinguistics & Communication
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the psychological processes that underlie the acquisition and the use of language. There is an emphasis on the interaction between linguistic skills and other cognitive skills. Topics include learnability, microgenesis of speech, bilingualism and variation, and a psycholinguistic approach to breakdowns (i.e., language pathology).
EDHS 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent Study
LING 7300: Psycholinguistics
Credits: 3
This course focuses on the psychological processes that underlie the use of language and speech. Is language competence different from other human skills? Is language a biological, a psychological, a cultural phenomenon, or all of these? Why do people speak with an accent? Why do we forget words (and why do we remember them)?
EDHS 8020: Disorders of Communication: Augmentative and Alternate Systems
Credits: 3
A lecture-demonstration course that introduces the techniques and materials essential to developing augmentative communication programs for children, adolescents, and adults who are non-vocal or severely physically handicapped. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EDHS 8998: Masters Research Internship
Credits: 1–12
Designed to give masters students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisites: Permission of Advisor.
EDHS 8999: Masters Thesis
Credits: 1–6
Masters Thesis
LING 9010: Directed Research
Credits: 3
Special Areas Students should choose electives in one or more of the following areas: anthropology, Asian and Middle Eastern languages and Cultures, comparative Latin and Greek, English language study, Germanic linguistics, Indic linguistics, philosophy, psychology, Romance linguistics, Slavic linguistics.
EDHS 9995: Independent Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent Research
EDHS 9998: Doctoral Research Apprenticeship
Credits: 3–12
Designed to give doctoral students experience conducting research in professional settings appropriate to their disciplines. Prerequisite: Advisor permission required.
EDHS 9999: Doctoral Dissertation
Credits: 3–12
Doctoral Dissertation Research completed under the guidance of dissertation committee. 12 hours is required for graduation. Permission of instructor required.