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Fatemeh Mollaei


Areas of interest

My interest is in motor speech disorders. I have two line of research. The first line of my research focuses on the separated and integrated role of sensory and motor control systems and how they influence each other during movement control specifically in speech production in Parkinson’s disease (PD). I use a combination of behavioural, electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques such as altered feedback paradigm, EEG, auditory brainstem responses, functional and structural MRI, and MEG. The second line of my research is focused on using the findings from these investigations to develop new rehabilitation methods for the treatment of motor speech disorders. For this, I use non-invasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as novel neuro-rehabilitation methods. In summary, my research aims to understand and impact the rehabilitation practice of motor and sensory deficits of speech in acquired neurogenic disorders. 

  • Speech motor control
  • Motor speech disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neuromodulatory interventions in motor speech disorders


  • Undergraduate: Speech Language and Communication Disorders 1
  • Graduate: Communication Impairments 1

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, McGill University, 2016
  • BSc in Speech Therapy, 2010


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