Brenda Louw, Ph.D.


D.Phil Speech Pathology (1986)
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Diploma Tertiary Education (1980)
University of Pretoria, South Africa

M.Sc Speech Pathology (1977)
University of Alabama, USA

BA (Logopaedics) Speech Pathology & Audiology (1975)
University of Pretoria, South Africa


Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies
Early Intervention
HIV/AIDS and Communication Disorders
Child Speech and Language Disorders
Research Ethics

Clinical Interests

Early Intervention with at-risk infants and young children and their families including children with Cleft Palate, HIV/AIDS and Down Syndrome

Parent and Caregiver Education as prevention strategy for communication disorders in young children

Developing cleft care in Africa by training cleft care providers

Research Interests

Assessment of  speech and language disorders in young children with cleft lip and palate

Development of a contextually relevant early intervention model for developing contexts such as South Africa and Mauritius

The speech-language pathologist’s role in young children affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS

Strategies for the prevention of child communication disorders in developing contexts and in Primary Health Care

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Professor and Chair
Department of ASLP

East Tennessee State University
253 Lamb Hall
PO Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37614
Office: (423) 439-4315
Fax: (423) 439-4607