Glenda Mason

Instructor

B.Sc., MSLP (University of Alberta)
Ph.D. (University of British Columbia)
Registered SLP, SLP (C)

Contact

Phone: (604) 822-3390
Fax: (604) 822-6569
E-mail: gkellmas@audiospeech.ubc.ca

Profile

My clinical experience in speech-language pathology (SLP) has spanned many years, primarily with preschool and school-aged children with a variety of communication disorders, their significant caregivers and teachers. This time has also included clinical education of SLP students. Career highlights have been the shift to collaborative and client-centered approaches, and the strengthened focus on evidence-based practice.

I have served on a number of committees of the SLP professional associations, including provincial and national conference committees. Similarly, as my own children grew up, I was involved in various community agencies.
My doctoral research program focused on phonology and specifically on school-aged children’s abilities to produce multisyllabic words and the relationship to literacy. A part of the project was the development of a metric for quantifying accuracy of multisyllabic word production. Computerized scoring and analysis methods and their application to other languages are currently being explored.

As Instructor, Developmental Communication Disorders, course teaching and collaborative activities include: a) expanding case-based learning opportunities; b) supporting UBC’s initiatives to blend face-to-face and online instruction; and c) facilitating the School’s objective to distribute classroom instruction to students residing outside metro Vancouver.

Selected Publications

Mason, G. K., & Bernhardt, B. M. (2014). The impact of protracted phonological disorders on literacy outcomes in children: A meta-analysis. In P. A. Ysunza (Ed.), Speech, language and voice pathology: Methods, challenges and outcomes (pp. 49-116). New York: Nova.

Mason, G. K., Bérubé, D., Bernhardt, B. M., & Stemberger, J. P. (2015). Evaluation of multisyllabic word production in Canadian English- and French-speaking children within a nonlinear phonological framework. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 29(8-10), 666-685. doi 10.3109/02699206.2015.1040894.

Selected Media

Bernhardt, B. M., Stemberger, J. P., Bérubé, D., & Mason, G. K. (2014, August 21). A method for analysis of multisyllabic-word phonological production. Available from blogs.ubc.ca/crosslinguisticprojectmaterials/

Selected Presentations

Canada

Wright, S., Bernhardt, B. M. & Mason, G. (2009, October). Production of multisyllabic words in a group of 5-year-old children with possible preschool speech/language delay and family history risk factors. Poster presented at the conference of the British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Harrison Hot Springs, Canada.

Mason, G., Bernhardt, B. M. & Masterson, J. J. (2010, October). A hippopotamus, a magician and a computer: Words from the mouths of 5-year-olds. Poster presented at the conference of the British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Burnaby, Canada.

Mason, G., Bernhardt, B. M. & Masterson, J. J. (2010, May). Variability in the production of stress patterns and CVC sequences in multisyllabic words in a group of 5-year-old children: The magic of saying hippopotamus. Poster presented at the Conference of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Whitehorse, Canada.

Bernhardt, B., Stemberger, J. P., & Mason, G. (2011, October). Update on nonlinear phonology. Presentation at the conference of the British Columbia Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Victoria, Canada.

USA

Bernhardt, (B.) M. & Mason, G. (2007, June). Typical production of multisyllabic words in a group of five-year-old children. Poster presented at the International Child Phonology Conference, Seattle, Washington.

Europe

Mason, G., Bernhardt, B. M. & Masterson, J. J. (2011, June). Variability in the production of multisyllabic words in a group of five-year-old children. International Child Phonology Conference, York, England.

Bérubé, D., Mason, G. K., Bernhardt, B. M., & Stemberger, J. P. (2014, June). Evaluation of multisyllabic word production in Canadian French-speaking children within a nonlinear phonological framework. Poster presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Mason, G. K., Bernhardt, B. M., & Stemberger, J. P. (2014, June). Evaluation of multisyllabic word production in Canadian English-speaking children within a nonlinear phonological framework. Poster presented at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Teaching

AUDI 575 Language Development and Disorders in the School Years
AUDI 581 Perceptual, Cognitive, and Socio-affective Issues in Communication Development, Assessment, and Intervention
AUDI 520 Phonological Development, Assessment, and Intervention
AUDI 570 Case Studies in Phonological Intervention and Aural (Re)habilitation